Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), August 17, 1882
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Messrs Shickluna of St. Catherines, have reason to be proud of the tug Waubaushene which they have just handed over to her owners the Georgian Bay Lumber Co. She was inspected yesterday and is a neat a specimen of naval architecture as we have seen for a long time. Built of white oak and protected by iron sheating she is well able to stand the rough waters of the upper lakes. She is 80 ft long, 18 ft beam 9 ft hold, and draws 8 ft 6 in. forward. Her engines were built by Messrs Copp Bros & Barry of Hamilton, and made the first trip across the lakes without the slightest hitch of any kind. Her cylinders are 18 X 22 and the boiler is of steel, and on her trial trip she covered 11 miles an hour easily. Her cabin would be a credit to any passenger boat. It is finished in ash, cherry and chestnut, and handsomely furnished. Aft the wheelhouse on the main deck is a neatly furnished room intended for the use of the owners , and the wheelhouse itself contains what is a novelty on these lakes, in the shape of a bunk for the benefit of the wheelsmen on an all-night expedition. It is needless to say the Waubaushene passed the ordeal of inspection satisfactorily. She left for the canal last night, and will proceed up her new cruising ground on Tuesday next. She was built at a cost of $13, 000 - Mail
Northen Advance August 31, 1882
As the Emerald was leaving the dock at Penetanguishene on Friday with the excursionists one of the lines gave way carry a lead with it a heavy piece of iron, which with the rope struck one of the crew, a boy about 15 years of age named Horace Miisller on the leg bruising it badly and breaking it as well...
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- August 17, 1882
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- Bill Hester
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes