Scow and swimmers – Apple Island fun

Object ID: 1980-001-073

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Scow and swimmers – Apple Island fun. From Campbell Harvery manuscript – (Grandson of Colin and Caroline Campbell). Once in awhile on a Sunday afternoon, Uncle Forrest anchored the scow in deep water so that we could go swimming off it. Besides the buoyancy swimming in deep water gives, there was diving off the railing. The girls’ bathing garments were marvelous. It took a good swimmer to swim in one. The undergarment was one-piece, large bloomer bottom and a cape affair with many ruffles and frills. There was a full skirt, and sometimes a small lace cap.