Clearwater Lake, MN Boat Capsized, June 1896

THE BOAT CAPSIZED.

FOUR MINNESOTA PEOPLE DROWNED IN CLEARWATER LAKE.

St. Cloud, Minn., June 26. -- By the capsizing of a sail boat at Clearwater Lake near here three Minneapolis young people and a St. Paul woman lost their lives Thursday morning.
They were:
JOHN U. PUTNAM, book-keeper for J. Q. Adams, of the corn exchange, Minneapolis.
His sister, MISS ANNA T. PUTNAM, a teacher employed in the Minneapolis kindergartens.
MISS BESSIE NEWHALL, Minneapolis.
MRS. SHERMAN, of St. Paul.
The party had just embarked for a sail on Clearwater Lake, and had proceeded not more than 100 yards from shore, where the water was rough, when a gale struck them. The boat capsized and all went down.

Daily Herald Marietta Ohio 1896-06-27