Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Drowning of Edward Burgess

Edward Burgess, the young son of the famous yacht builder, William Starling Burgess and Rosamond Tudor, drowned on a summer day in 1914.

His father, “Starling” left Harvard in his senior year to create his own yacht design firm.  He had inherited his fathers intellect and love of speed and the sea.

I haven’t discovered the exact circumstances surrounding the accidental drowning of young Edward, but his death certificate states that he was lost on 24 Jun 1914 at Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Edward is buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts by his mother and half-s9ster.