The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), October 5, 1882

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The investigation into the cause of the Asia disaster has continued all week. The evidence taken is of such a voluminous character that an attempt to give even an abbreviation of it would require much more space than we have at our disposal. The general opinion however is that the Asia was not properly built for service on the Northern Lakes and that her deck load was too great as compared with that in her hold. The bodies of those drowned are now coming to the surface and several have already been removed. The end of the matter is not yet.

The schooner Erie Stewart had a very narrow escape from being dashed over the rocks near Cove Island Georgian Bay lately. She was struck by the gale abreast of Echo Island, and dropped anchor but dragged both anchors until within half a length of the breakers. She is commanded by Cap. Phipps, of Port Dover, where she is owned.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), October 5, 1882