The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1897

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London, Ont., Sept. 10th - On November 22nd, 1879, the side-wheel steamer Waubuno was wrecked in Georgian Bay and not a soul escaped. The news of the disaster did not reach Toronto until several days afterwards, and later on the hull of the ill-fated steamer was discovered drifting in the bay. Not until a few days ago, however, was the spot where the disaster took place discovered. J.J. Anderson, of the Anderson fish company, and a number of fishermen were grappling for nets about five miles north of Moose Point, which is about twenty-five miles south of Parry Sound. They found the boiler, engine, anchor and chain and a hand truck belonging to the Waubuno. They were lying in about ten fathoms of water. Mr. Anderson got about forty-five fathoms of the anchor chain. The discovery fixes the place of the disaster and clears up a mystery that few thought would ever be solved.



The tug Hall with six light barges arrived up from Montreal last night.

The schooner Rooney is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with coal, consigned from Oswego.

The schooner Nellie Hunter, light, cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The sloop Echo, Picton, is in port with 3,000 bushels of peas and wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Arabia, Chicago, arrived at the M.T. company's anchorage this morning with 41,000 bushels of corn.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 3,000 bushels of oats and peas for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Kate yesterday discharged a cargo of coal at Anglin's yard. She will enter a dry dock before leaving for another cargo.

The steamer Glengarry with consorts Dunmore and Selkirk, Fort William, arrived this morning with 115,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. company.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Sept. 9th - Down: steamers Arabian, Bannockburn and barge, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Marquette, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Clinton and barges, Fort William to Thorold, wood; Bothnia, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 9th - Down: steamer Nipigon and barges Melbourne and S.V.R. Watson, Chassell to Ogdensburg, lumber; barges Sophia and Minch (sic), Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer J.H. Glidden, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Arabian, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Glengarry and barges Dunmore and Selkirk, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Marquette, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

p.3 The Sea Serpent - caught near Wolcott, N.Y., on south side of Lake Ontaro; measured 17 ft. 4 1/2 " from snout to tip of tail; six feet four inches in breadth; had a shell that was soft and pliable, and on each side of the body were six flippers, thirty-two inches long, and armed with seven inch claws; weighed 643 pounds, and his eyes were seven inches in diameter; has been skinned and to be given to the Smithsonian.

p.6 Snips - The steamer Resolute, owned by the Rathbun company, will enter the dry dock tomorrow for needed repairs. On Monday the D.D. Calvin will undergo repairs in the same dock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1897