The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), September 21, 1882

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Scarcely has the painful impression upon the public mind caused by the loss of the Manitoulin passed away when the news is received of another terrible calamity upon our northern lakes. The news of the loss of the steamer Asia, of the Great Northern Transit Company's line, will carry grief and desolation to the hearts of many Canadian homes. The Asia had taken the place of the ill fated Manitoulin which was burned in the early part of this season on the route from Collingwood to Sault Ste. Marie. She left Owen Sound about midnight on Wednesday with about one hundred souls aboard, the majority bound for the lumbering shanties. Shortly before noon on Thursday the terrible gale which swept over the western peninsula truck the ship, and after rolling heavily in the trough of the sea for about twenty minutes she foundered. A number of the passengers and crew took to the boats, only one of which is known to have landed. This boat contained the only survivors Mr. D. A. Tinkiss, of Manitowaning, and Miss Christy Ann Morrison, from near Owen Sound. The other five occupants of the boat perished from exhaustion and exposure. The survivors suffered greatly from exposure to the wind and waves, but both it is thought will recover. The story of the loss of the doomed ship and her boats crews as related by Mr. Tinkiss is heartrending. Further particulars will be given in our next issue.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), September 21, 1882