March 30, 1902
Drowning Reedy Island, Delaware Bay, The Schooner Edna Earl was struck by the Norwegian Steamship Romsdale. Three men drowned in the schooner after it was cut in half and sank within 5 minutes. Father-in-law to William Smith.
Source: NYT article, Fort Worth Morning Register Mar 31 1902 and Brooke Gihorski