The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), June 24, 1880

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A Special Trip to Midland for the

Dominion Ministers

The new steamer Manitoulin of the Collingwood line was at the wharf gaily decked with flag and banners. No little surprise was expressed at the fact of the bow of the steamer lying with in a few feet of the shore, but this depth of water was soon explained as one of the great natural wonders of Midland Bay.


The schooner Ontario arrived in port on Sunday last from Kincardine with a cargo of ten thousand bushels of wheat...

Masonic Excursion Georgian Lodge No 348 intend giving their annual excursion on or about the 6th of July. The large upper cabin steamer Emerald will leave Midland and Penetanguishene in the morning for Collingwood...

RETURNED - The party that left here a week ago to inspect the wreck of the Waubuno have returned, having as far as was possible to do so - inspected the wreck and from every appearance of the hull, the impression formed on a former occasion was strengthened namely that the boiler of the steamer had blown up. The conclusion arrived at from a close inspection of the boat is that the boiler was blown through and out the stern as is quite apparent from the shattered appearance. Some Frenchmen from Penetang after cutting a large hole in the bottom succeeded in fishing out several barrels of flour and other articles such as bed clothes &c. The flour in the barrels is about half spoiled by the water, the balance being as good as new but with all the findings so far not one body has been found.

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Bill Hester
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Times (Orillia, ON), June 24, 1880