The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), June 13, 1882

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FATAL ACCOUNT - A most melancholy accident occurred at Muskosk on Friday last in which Mr. George Bute the well known Engineer of the tug Tender lost his life by drowning. It appears the tug was engaged towing the Hotchkiss, when some little accident occurred which brought on words between the Captain & Engineer when the latter half in earnest and half in jest struck at the Captain and in the scuffle both fell into the water when they immediately sank. The tug in the meantime had gone a considerable distance the fireman not being able to stop her. Parties immediately put to their assistance but the Captain finding that both were being drawn down freed himself from the grasp of his companion, who immediately sank while he himself was rescued as he was sinking for the last time. Every effort has been made to recover the body in vain and it has not been found up to the time of writing. Mr. Bute was a universal favorite and leaves a wife and family at Collingwood to mourn his sad loss. He had been in the employ of the Muskosk Company for a long time.

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June 13, 1882
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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), June 13, 1882