First woman to swim Channel - Gastonia Gazette 1900

The Gastonia Gazette North Carolina 29 Nov 1900 Isacescu

“An Austrian Countess the first woman to swim the Channel. From the San Francisco Examiner”. She made her start from Calais with a tug as support boat. Rubbed down with pork fat. Started 6 am. Fed on cold beef tea and anchovy toast and later small pieces of rare beef. Didn’t land but was taken on board the tug in the surf off Shakespeare Cliff

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