The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1880

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p.2 Parry Sound, March 31st - The party who started yesterday morning in search of the wreck of the ill-fated steamer Waubuno, returned here last night, having found the hull about 5 miles north of Moose Point, and a large distance in towards the main shore than was generally supposed. The hull lies bottom up in a small bay in 11' of water. 94' shows about 2' out of the water, the rest not more than 1' under. The whole of the starboard bottom is completely destroyed. The port side and keel, as far as can be seen, have not a scratch. The engines and boiler can not be in her as the hull has floated at least 4 miles from where the wreckage was picked up last fall. The bottom as far as can be seen is quite sound.

p.3 Unlucky Boats - Last Fall the steam-barge Lothair loaded here a cargo of 12,000 bushels of barley, for Chicago; her consort the barge Corisande loaded scrap iron. After leaving they encountered a gale, in which the Lothair and Corisande had to part company, the first named returning to the harbour for shelter. The kind of weather she had experienced was apparent by the ice which coated the steamer from bow to stern. The consort was found safely anchored near Nine Mile Point. A few days later another start was made. In due time Port Colborne was reached and there it was decided the boats should winter. On Wednesday last - a week ago - the lake being clear, the trip to Chicago was resumed, but at Point Pelee, Lake Erie, another gale drove both barges ashore. The Lothair was pulled off easily, but the Corisande was not relieved until Monday. While engaged in directing the sailors under his command, Capt. Casey was unfortunate enough to have one of his hands badly smashed. It is feared that he will have to lose some of his fingers.

Wind Wafts - The schr. Eureka will probably bend her sails for Charlotte tomorrow.

The sailors will discuss the subject of wages at a general meeting this evening.

Sailors Knot - captain of schr. Prussia marries on Garden Island - details.

Resuming Navigation - Pierrepont breaks through ice to Island.

Another Charter - The schr. Milliard Fillmore was chartered in Chicago on Saturday to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at 10 cents. The rate for wheat will be a little higher. The nominal rate on corn to Buffalo and Port Dalhousie is 6 cents.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1880