The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), July 15, 1880

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The latest regarding the wreck of the "Waubuno"


On Monday last the wrecking tug Mary Ann was employed by the Georgian Bay Transportation Company to proceed to the wreck of the Waubuno and turn the hull over. On board was Mr. Charles Cameron, President of the Georgian Bay Transportation Co. Mr. Jas, Beatty and captain Foote of the Georgian Bay line, and Messrs George Moberly, John Rowland, Bone and others They arrived near the scene of then wreck that evening, but it was blowing so hard that operations were deferred until next day. On Tuesday morning the Mary Ann ran down to the wreck, and it was found that parties who had been endeavouring to turn the hull had worked it further into deep water. On inspection it was found that a number of large holes had been cut in the bottom by parties who expected to find freight under the hull.

The hull is situated on an island inside of a small land-locked bay, the entrance of which is protected on each side by two large rocks, and it is difficult to imagine how the wreck drifted into the present position.

The crew of the tug got an anchor under the edge of the hull taking hold of the planking. The anchor was fastened by heavy tackle and block to some trees on shore, but when the tug commenced pulling on the tackle fall the trees commenced giving way from the roots. The tackle was next fastened to a solid projecting rock when the tug pulled the hull over.

There was nothing inside the hull with the exception of some timbers and part of he gallows frame, the whole deck was completely gone, and some portions of the side being worn away by dumping against the rocks. The party made a careful examination and found the planking , ceiling, timbers and all he knees left perfectly sound. In fact the ends of the timbers damaged by coming in contact with the rocks, owning to the action of the waves were ragged like a broom showing that the wood was not only sound but tough. They also found that in those places here the deck became fastened to the sides both the ceiling and outside planking were perfectly solid and had an exceedingly fresh appearance - almost as much so as the day she was launched. They also found a number of pieces of the gallows frame, deck -beam, &c, which were perfectly solid and sound.

No sign of any of the bodies was observed and then the party left the wreck at 6:15p.m

Arriving in Collingwood at 10:50 - Messenger.


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Times (Orillia, ON), July 15, 1880