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Catonsville man's body found in sailboat rigging

Catonsville man's body found in sailboat rigging

An article in the Nov. 22, 1940 edition of The Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian announced the tragic death of a young man in an apparent sailing mishap.

Tangled in the rigging of his 14-foot sailboat, the body of G. Gardner Smith, III, 22-year-old Catonsville resident, was located late on Monday afternoon of this week near Sandy Point where the little vessel had gone aground. There was no trace of Gordon Baker, 24, of Baltimore, who had set out on a sailing trip with Smith early Sunday morning.

Climaxing a search of several hours by Coast Guard ships and planes from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the discovery of the...