The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), December 22, 1881

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Meaford Monitor; - Mr. Caleb Hallcock brother of the late Jas Hallcock, who had been grappling for the steamer Jane Miller in the vicinity of Big Bay and Cameron's and Spencer docks for four days returned on Tuesday entirely unsuccessful. Not a vestige of the missing boat can be found, Mr. Hallock learned that Mr. Spencer saw the light of the Jane Miller on the fatal night and went to his dock to await her arrival. He noticed the light apparently come to a standstill and then disappear. Mr. Scales, father of the wheelsman on the lost steamer confirms this report. He also saw the light and went out upon a height near his home to watch it. He noticed it come to a stand, and then lost sight of it. The both think the Jane Miller went down at the moment they last saw her light. At that part of the bay the water was about 200 feet deep.

The Francis Smith is now out of the dry dock

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Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), December 22, 1881