The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), August 9, 1877

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The Cumberland managed to run on a rock off Isle Royal on her last down trip and was delayed a few days.

Capt. Dan Cameron lost $240 on the str. Francis Smith a few days ago. After taking a turn at the wheel he lay down in the mate's berth, having placed his coat on the berth above. During his sleep some one went through the coat and carried of a pocket book containing $240.

The Collingwood Bulletin has the following account of the trials of two men who were lost in the woods;- Capt J.H. Davis of the tug Sanford Davis reports that while coasting along the south shore of the bay last Friday he found two lost men about half-way between Cabot's Head and Tubber Moray. The men were John Baker and George Pepper of Port Elgin, they had started for the peninsula to hunt for land. After one day's travelling they completely lost their reckoning and began to wander aimlessly through the rough and trackless forest... The tug happened to go near the shore to look for wood, and the captain, by the aid of a glass, saw this man walking the beach ;and there was no boat to be seen, the tug went in to see what he was doing. When the man on the shore (Baker) observed the tug he began shouting and waving his hands wildly o attract attention. He was taken aboard but could scarcely speak for some minutes, when he informed Capt. Davis that he had a companion some where in the woods who he feared was dying. The tug people at once went in search of Pepper, whom they found on the beach so weak that he could scarcely stand... They say they must have travelled over 50 miles through the forest, and they believe if the tug had not come to their rescue so opportunely they would both have perished. Capt. Davis took the two men to Tubber Maray where they obtained a conveyance in which they started for Port Elgin.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), August 9, 1877