On Sept. 16, 1961, six paddlers pointed their canoes to the right to avoid a large rock on the left side of Youghiogheny River, about four miles downstream from Ohiopyle in Fayette County. They then floated over two small submerged rocks just below the big rock. A crumpled Grumman aluminum canoe was wrapped around the upstream side of the first small rock.
“I floated right over it and never saw it,” said Dave Kurtz of State College. “Then Tom Southworth shouted: ‘Hey, there’s a canoe under there.’ ”
There was a name on the side: Dimples.