The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Owen Sound Times (Owen Sound, ON), August 1, 1873

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Bodies Found

On Sunday afternoon last a farmer of the vicinity discovered a couple of bodies drifting ashore in Nottawasaga Bay, about six miles from Stayner, and Mr. Laidlaw of that place coming up at the time identified one of the bodies by a gold watch and papers as that of Mr. J .S. Stephens, lost off the Mary Ward last fall. The other body could not be identified, but is supposed to be that of one of the sailors. Mr. Stephen's remains were brought to Owen Sound on Monday last, and that evening were deposited in their last resting place in the cemetery here, whither they were followed by a large number of sympathising citizens. The finding of the body, though it has opened afresh a wound which Time's soothing influence was tending to heal, will yet be a melancholy satisfaction to the sorrowing relatives, who now no longer mourn a loved one in an unknown grave, and in their affliction they have the sympathy of the entire community.

As will be seen by the following telegram from Stayner, another body has since come ashore in the same place, making the fifth hat has been found in that vicinity;-

STAYNER, July 22 - The body of another victim of the Mary Ward disaster was found washed ashore two miles from the mouth of the Nottawa River. The body was brought to this place to-day, and was identified as the body of Mr. Charles Canpbell of Craigleith. The friends of the unfortunate man have arrived, and have taken possession of the body. This is the fifth body that has been found out of the eight that were drowned.

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Bill Hester
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Owen Sound Times (Owen Sound, ON), August 1, 1873