Settlement reached in Lake George boating tragedy

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A settlement has been reached with the tour boat operator in the lawsuits brought on behalf of nine survivors and 20 tourists killed when their boat overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005.

Attorneys and court documents say the settlement ends claims against Shoreline Cruises Incorporated, Quirks Marine Rentals and boat captain Richard Paris. The terms of the deal are confidential. Additional claims continue against the tour operator, a boat builder and another company whose boat was suspected of contributing to the accident.

The 40 foot Ethan Allen carried 47 passengers and the captain when it suddenly tipped over in clear, sunny weather in October, 2005, sending tourists into Lake George. Nineteen of those killed were from Michigan and one was from Ohio.


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