Lake Hopatcong, NJ Drowning, Jul 1908
DROWNS IN LAKE HOPATCONG.
New York Youth Falls from a Canoe---Two Companions Escape.
WILLIAM RICHARDS, 19 years old, of 505 West Forty-ninth Street, was drowned yesterday about twenty-five feet off the Ithanell dock, River Styx, at Lake Hopatcong, N. J.
Young RICHARDS, who was a plumber's assistant by trade, was spending a vacation at Kamp Krow of White Lake.
The boys were out canoeing. The canoe was capsized by the swell of a passing launch. RICHARDS could not swim and sank almost immediately. Greiner and Kaum worked the canoe ashore and scrambled out of the water.
The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jul 1908