Abducted from Harwich School.
The headline in today's New York Times in 1933 read:
GIRL, 10, KIDNAPPED ON CAPE;
Margaret McMath of Wealthy Detroit Family Abducted at Harwich School.
MAN POSED AS CHAUFFEUR
Two Others in Plot Carried Out by Telephoning to Home and Calling Child From Class
"Harwich Mass., May 2. -- Kidnappers today lured 10-year-old Margaret McMath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neil C. McMath, formerly of Detroit, from a school here and disappeared with her in an automobile."
In the film clip (see link below) Kenneth and Cyril Buck, brothers from Harwichport, were captured by police the following day.
The brothers released 10-year-old Margaret "Peggy" McMath after collecting a $60,000 ransom.
The ordeal over, Peggy smiled for the reporters.
Click here to watch the 1933 film clip of the girl and her kidnappers. Screen capture courtesy of efootage.com.
Will record 10,000 miles of seismic data
On this day in 1974 two oil-research vessels, working for a consortium of 48 oil companies started conducting a seismic survey off Cape Cod, including George's Bank according to the New York Times.
It was reported that the vessels would drag cable two miles long to take readings of the sea bottom.
The two vessels were to work 24 hours a day at a depth of 45 feet until the survey was completed.