The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), November 27, 1879

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The steamer Waubuno which left Collingwood for parry Sound on Saturday morning was wrecked near Moose Point and it is feared that all her passengers and crew have perished.

No tidings have been received of the steamer Waubuno Three tugs are making a careful search along the islands which fringe the east shore of Georgian bay but owing to the rough weather they were not expected to reach port before to-day. There is great excitement in Collingwood over the probable fate of the vessel as all the officers and crew were residents of that town.

The Waubuno - We are all talking of the loss of this steamer, it is so near home. The anxiety, and suspense over the fate of the passengers and crew are very great. One of the later Wm. Jameison, the main support of a widowed mother, lived here for many years and is well known o numbers of us. The captain has relatives here, and yesterday morning it was reported that Mr. James Reid was a purser of the ill-fated boat, this however is not true, fortunately for himself and his friends. We would all be glad to here that human lives were not lost in the wreck, but unhappily there is too much reason to think otherwise. Another day or two will probably end the suspense.

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Bill Hester
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Times (Orillia, ON), November 27, 1879