The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), August 5, 1880

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THE LOST WAUBUNO - There is at present going on between the Parry Sound Star and the Collingwood Messenger a dispute as to the condition of the ill fated Waubuno when she set out on her last trip. The former paper declares that the timbers of the vessel were rotten, while the latter asserts the very opposite to have been the case, As the editors of both papers profess to have visited the scene of the wreck and examined the hull carefully, it is not possible to say which is correct in his statement. The only way to get at the facts in this case would be to hold an investigation, as has been frequently suggested by the papers. I the boat was seaworthy, it will be an easy matter to prove; if she was not seaworthy, then it is well the fact were known so that responsibility in the disaster might be properly placed. As it is people are altogether in the dark about the boat, and only too ready o believe the stories in circulation reflecting on the owners of the luckless craft. It does seem a wonder that in vindication of their good name the company do not have a full and proper enquiry into all the known circumstances attending the fate of the lost Waubuno - Advance

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Bill Hester
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Times (Orillia, ON), August 5, 1880