Ref: Town and Country Newspaper Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA Saturday - July 18, 1903
CARP NEARLY DROWNS FAIR FISHER
Miss Grace REDDINGTON, of Philadelphia, and Miss Bessie GRESH, of Little Oley, Berks county, narrowly escaped drowning near Boyertown. They were fishing near the old foundry dam, when Miss REDDINGTON felt a tug at her line and pulling on it, found she had a monster carp on the hook. Miss GRESH ran to her assistance, and they got the fish along shore. Just as they were about to land it Miss REDDINGTON lost her foothold and fell in the pond, followed by Miss GRESH. Their cries attracted the attention of passersby, who came to their rescue. The girls, greatly frightened, managed to hold on to the carp, which measured thirty inches.