Bass Lake, MN Accidental Drownings, June 1906

THREE MEN DROWNED.

LOSE THEIR LIVES BY BOAT CAPSIZING WHILE FISHING.

St. Paul, June 8 -- O. J. NORDBY, saloonkeeper
JOHN SHEA, elevator operator at the Aberdeen Hotel, and DENNIS F. McGUINN, saloonkeeper, were drowned and WILLIAM BROOKS, a bartender, was rescued in a critical condition as the result of their boat capsizing while fishing on Bass Lake, several miles north of this city. The four men were crowded into one boat and when 100 feet from shore a heavy wind came up, the craft became unmanageable and capsized. Two men on shore heard their cries and hurried to the scene. They managed to rescue BROOKS and McGUINN, but the latter died before he could be taken ashore. The bodies of NORDBY and SHEA have not been recovered.

Eau Claire Leader Wisconsin 1906-06-09