THE RED RIVER EXPEDITION
The Waubuno with Troops and Stores for Sault St. Marie
... the troops arrived at Collingwood where they disembarked, and at once marched down to the wharf whee the Waubuno lay ready to receive them. The roll having been called they were relieved of their knapsacks and accoutrements and assigned their quarters on the vessel.
... The Waubuno is a small but compactly built steamer, built in 1865, at Thorold for carrying passengers between Collingwood and Sault Ste Marie. Inspector Weatherly pronounces the vessel to be sea worthy and "the best appointed vessel I have been on board of in my own district as regards requirements of safety" Every precaution has been taken to guard against accidents. The vessel is under the management of Captain Campbell, an experienced officer on the upper lakes. Besides the troops the Waubuno carries the Following stores for the expedition 100 barrels of flour...
At 3 o'clock the bugle sounded the" fall in" call, the troops were marched aboard and the vessel started in a few minutes afterwards. As the vessel steamed up the bay, the men were in fine spirits, and cheered in answer to the crowd collected on the wharf till they were our of hearing.
Marine - Several vessels are now as we write loaded and being loaded at the warehouses with grain. The Clyde, Mountaineer, Snowbird and others are heavily freighted, and go off with a fair wind.
Rafting - The large raft of fine timber which has been recently constructed in our river, left on Tuesday for its destination in tow of the Minnie Hall. It contains, as registered, about 35, 000 feet. We wish it a safe transit.
The Frances Smith - By reference to adv. It will be seen that the above splendid steamer will leave here for Byng Inlet every Wednesday evening and return on Thursday. The rates for passage and freight are announced.
For the Mines - The staunch tug Okonra, left last evening for Bruce Mines, Little Current, Killarney and the Sault. She is heavily freighted with general merchandise and will doubtless be used by the Government when she arrives at a point where her services can be made available. She will give a good account of herself wherever she goes.