News: Medford (21 Sep 1939)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/25/2014
Originally published in the Medford Star News, September 21, 1939
Two Chicago youths escaped with minor cuts and bruises but their new $2,300 Cub seaplane sustained considerable damage in a forced pancake landing after attempting to takeoff from Lake Katherine at Perkinstown at 10:45 a.m. Friday.
The youth were on their way home to Chicago from Duluth after a pleasure flight since the previous Monday through Wisconsin and northern Minnesota. Their gasoline supply becoming low, they were looking for Lagher Lake to make a landing.
Unable to spot the lake as they were fling by a road map rather than an aerial map, the youth circled CCC Camp Perkinstown by Lake Katherine for quite some time. They dropped a note wrapped in tin foil and tied to a wrench, asking “Which direction is Lagher Lake?”
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