The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), December 11, 1879

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Speaking of the Waubuno disaster the Bobcaygon Indepentent refers sorrowfully and kindly of Mr. Fisher, whose death we deplore in common with the other readers of the North Star;-" Among the passengers was Mr. B. N. Fisher, editor and proprietor of the Parry Sound North Star, a gentleman of high attainments and one of those who adore the noble profession of the journalist. He was an Englishman by birth, was a Shropshire man and was educated in Shrewsbury School under Doctor Kennedy. He was yet a young man, but while engaged as news editor on the Toronto Telegram he gave evidence of great professional talent. He had been in possession of the North Star only a short time but the paper had already taken a place side by side with those respectable journals which are seeking to raise the tone of Canadian journalism and elevate the profession from the low level to which party politics has degraded it. The death of Mr. Fisher in use of those sad events which every true journalist in Canada will deplore. There was an insurance on his life which the Insurance Company has signified will, agree to pay without any additional evidence of his death.

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Bill Hester
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Times (Orillia, ON), December 11, 1879