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Gleitze, Miss Mercedes - 07/10/1927
START 2 55am. FINISH. 6 10pm. Cap Gris-Nez - near South Foreland. Grease; Lanolin. Food; Grapes, Honey, Hot Tea and Cocoa. Stroke; Old English Back, some Breast stroke. Temp 60’f. Started 4h 23m before high tide. Neap tides. Very Foggy.
On Board; Mrs A. Sharp She was unconscious for two hours after the swim. She had no independent witnesses on board. Because of the doubts raised over Doctor Dorothy Logan’s Swim, she made a vindication swim on Oct 21st, although this first swim was later recognised by the CSA.