Lake Winnebago, WI boat accident and drowning, Aug 1918

SKIFF SWAMPED; ONE OCCUPANT IS DROWNED

OSHKOSH, Wis. Aug. 7. - Their 12-foot skiff swamped by waves, Eugene Mason of Oshkosh, aged 20, was drowned Saturday afternoon in Lake Winnebago and his brother-in-law, W. R. Blanchard of Hillbert [sic], was washed ashore late Saturday evening completely exhausted after clinging seven hours to the overturned boat. Mason's strength gave out after an hour. His body has not been recovered.

The Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN 8 Aug 1918