An Oral History
When Seattle Was A Village the game was not then all destroyed; water fowl were numerous on the lakes and bays and the boys of the family often went shooting. Rather late in the afternoon of a November day, the two smaller boys, taking a shotgun with them, repaired to Lake Union, borrowed a little fishing canoe of old Tsetseguis, the Indian who lived at the landing, and went to look at some muskrat traps they had set. It was growing quite dark when they thought of returning. For some reason they decided to change places in the canoe, a very ticklish thing to do... the boys nearly drowned but were saved.
- Emily Inez Denny, 1899 Blazing the Way