The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 27, 1879

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News has been received of the loss of the steamer Waubuno, near Parry Sound. The vessel left Collingwood on Saturday for Parry Sound, but no tidings being received, fears were entertained as -to her safety. The tug Mittie Grew was dispatched to find tidings of the steamer, and returned reporting having found a portion of the wreck of the Waubuno near Haystacks, about five miles north-west of Moose Point. The life-boat was found bottom up. The shores of the islands were strewn with the cargo and wreck of the steamer. No trace of the passengers or crew was discovered. The report sent to the Globe states: The only accurate record of passengers was kept in the books of the steamer, but from inquiries made there is good reason to believe that the following passengers were aboard: Dr. W. H. Doupe; and his wife, of Mitchell; Mr. B.N. Fisher, editor and proprietor of the North Star, Parry Sound; a gentleman named Sylvester, his wife; and a Mr. Grigtin, of Gananoque. Three unknown men, supposed to be a farmer and his two sons, put up at one of the hotels on Friday last, announcing their intention of going to Parry Sound on the Waubuno, and it is believed that they also were on board.. There may have been other passengers, but any case the number was small, owing to the lateness of the season. Dr. Doupe was a young practitioner. He had been married only a few weeks, and was going with his wife to settle in McKellar, back of Parry Sound, where he expected to practise his profession. The crew were captain G. P. Burkitt; mate, A. Forbes; purser, John Rowland, Jr.; engineer, J. McQuade; wheelsmen, J. McMurchy and J.Harris; firemen; P. O'Grady and R Cook; waiter, George Bass; Cook, G. Hall; porter, B. Wyly; deck -hands Wingrove and Jamieson. The ladies maid, Miss Mary Hyatt, was also on board.

(The farmers mentioned above are Mr. Wm. Robinson, and his two sons, of Oro, who were on their way to look at some land in the District.)

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 27, 1879