01 June 2010

Tribune Tuesday: Too Young to Swim

From: The Oakland Tribune, 07 January 1889, Page 1, Column 5

Too Young To Swim

Louis Fraites, a six year old boy residing with his grandfather, Frank Silviera, who keeps a saloon at the foot of Franklin street, accidentally fell into the water from the city wharf yesterday, and would have been drowned had not a seaman from the ship Perry come to his assistance in a boat. The young man had a narrow escape, and severa [sic] who saw the accident were visibly affected by the scene. The boy's parents are in Petaluma.

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