Penn Yan, NY Sailboat Accident, July 1895
PERRY TUFFT, HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN DROWN IN LAKE KENKA.
Penn Yan, N.Y., July 10. -- On Lake Kenka yesterday PERRY TUFFT, his wife and three children lost their lives by the capsizing of a sailboat. When MR. TUFFT and his family started they were advised not to go as the lake was rough. Not heeding the advice they started in a small boat with a "mutton leg" sail.
Their boat was found drifting with a string dragging behind, to which was a toy boat that one of the children had attached to it. The string was tangled up around the bodies of two of the children. The bodies of the father and mother were recovered shortly after, the mother having one of her children clasped in her arms. The children were all under 12 years of age.
Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1895-07-10