A. Ludy, Observer, Sitka Magnetic Observatory,
drowned in a boat accident near Sitka, on the night of March
Ludy, together with his wife and a lady friend,
after having had dinner in a small cabin along the shore of
Sitka Harbor, had gone in a skiff to gather clams on one of
the islands in the harbor. In some manner the skiff overturned
or was swamped and Mr. Ludy was drowned.
The two women managed to reach the shore of
a nearby island and after a harrowing night were rescued the
following morning and taken to the local hospital where they
were treated for shock and exposure. Mr. Ludy’s body was
later recovered on the far side of the same island. It is being
taken to Tucson, Ariz., for interment.
Mr. Ludy had taken charge of the Sitka Observatory
only last December, the assignment was a return to the place
of his birth, his father having formerly had charge of the observatory.
His father, Mr. A. K. Ludy, was Chief of the Section of Geomagnetism
of the Division of Geomagnetism and Seismology in the Washington
Office when he retired on December 331st; since that time he
and Mrs. Ludy have been making their home in St. Petersburg,
“The Buzzard,” Vol. XII, No. 12, p. 2. March 22,