The Times 9/5/1900 Swim the lake
DARING FEAT OF WOMAN SWIMMER Crosses Conneaut Lake Successfully In Presence of Large Crowd. Special Telegram to The Times. Meadville, September 4. Miss Marlon Christy's feat of swimming across Conneaut Lake, the first time It has ever been accomplished or attempted by a woman, is the talk of the town at that summer summer resort. The exploit wns witnessed by a large crowd on the shores, and the fnU- fnU- swimmer was followed by many others In boats. The lake Is two miles wide at the point of Miss Christy's embarkation, and the trip was made In a trifle more thun one hour. Miss Christy's home is at Greenville, Mercer Mercer county.