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Steve Danielson honored his great-great-grandmother by strewing flowers on the waters of Lake Pepin at the site where the Sea Wing capsized 124 years ago.

Families honor memories of Sea Wing victims

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By Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor

She died decades before they were even born, but “Mina” Larson’s great-great-grandchildren have not forgotten their ancestor, who died in the Sea Wing Disaster of July 13, 1890.

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On Sunday, the 124th anniversary of her death, three of them went on a boat cruise to the place on Lake Pepin where the paddlewheel steamer Sea Wing flipped over in a storm, killing her and 97 others.

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