Homer H. Swaney
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HOMER H. SWANEY
from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 19 Jan 1904, pg.6

Body Thought to Have Been His Seen Off Coast at San Juan

A despatch received from Friday Harbor says: "A body which is believed to be that of Homer H. Swaney, president of the Seattle Iron & Steel Company, one of the victims of the 'Clallam' disaster, was washed along the south shore of San Juan Island shortly before dark Tuesday afternoon. James Firth, who resides on 'Bellevue Farm,' the site of the American camp during the joint military occupancy of San Juan Island, was walking along the shore looking for wreckage from the 'Clallam', a number of articles having come ashore in that vicinity, when he saw the body floating in the tidal current close to the rocks. He drove a nail in the end of a stick, and, going on a rocky point, managed to reach the body, but the nail gave way, and before he could make another attempt with anything more secure the body was washed out of reach. There was a life-preserver around the body, which was floating upon the back."