J. B. Johnson's channel swimming attempt, newspaper cutting

J. B. Johnson's channel swimming attempt

Channel swimmer J.B. Johnson, The Graphic, Sept. 7, 1872 ‘The recent attempt to swim across the Channel – The start’

Image shows an engraving depicting the failed attempt made by swimmer J.B. Johnson to swim the English Channel unaided, 24th August 1872. The feat was successfully achieved 3 years later by Captain Matthew Webb.

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