The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), May 6, 1880

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The Waubuno

An expedition, in which THE NORTH STAR is fully represented, started for the wreck of the Waubuno on the 26th inst. As the scene of the disaster is now clear of ice, and the islands free from snow, it hoped, though barely expected, that some bodies may be found or some additional information gained that will throw light on the unfortunate accident. No news has so far been received from the expedition, but a full report may be expected in our next issue.

Among the arrivals by the Belle, on Saturday, was Mr. John Rowland, father of the late purser of the ill-fated Waubuno. He left on Monday morning for the scene of the wreck, with Mr. Starkey. No effort whatever has been made this spring, and, as our readers know, none was made last fall by the Georgian Bay Transportation Company or any other than Parry Sound people to prosecute the search for the missing crew and passengers. We have seen telegraphic reports stating that the Company had done this and that and were going to do the other thing. All they ever did was to hold a quarter of an hour's conversation with Capt. Burritt, at the scene of the wreck, and start for home. An absurd report in connection with the wreck has been manufactured in Collingwood to the effect that Capt. Burkitt was hurrying here to attend an entertainment got up in his honour, and in order to be on time rashly ventured to cross. The report is entirely untrue in every particular; the entertainment had been given to Captain on his last trip here.

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Bill Hester
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Times (Orillia, ON), May 6, 1880