Parry Sound, ON (Lake Ontario) Steamer WAUBUNO Lost, Nov 1879
WRECKED -- STEAMER LOST, WITH PROBABLY THIRTY LIVES.
Parry Sound, Ont. Nov. 24. -- Considerable excitement was caused here this morning by news from Waubaushem that the wreck and cargo of the steamer supposed to be the Maganettawan had been seen by fishermen in the Georgian Bay yesterday. About two hours after the news first came, the Maganettawan arrived all safe, and reported that the steamer Waubuno, owned by the Georgian Bay Transportation Company, left Collingwood about 4 o'clock on Saturday morning, heavily laden with freight and a few passengers, among whom was MR. B. NOEL FISHER, editor and proprietor of the North Star, of this place. The Maganettawan left Collingwood at 2 p.m. Saturday, and encountered a heavy sea before she reached Christian Island, where she lay at anchor until this morning, when she came in here without seeing any signs of the Waubuno.
Mr. J. C. Miller, M.P.P. at once started the tug Millie Grew, in charge of Captain Burritt and a few picked men, to proceed to Moose Point, in hopes of rescuing some of the passengers or crew who might possibly have got on some of the islands, as the wind on Saturday morning would have carried any survivors in that direction. The tug, which returned tonight, reports having found a portion of the wreck of the missing steamer near the "Haystacks," about five miles northwest of Moose Point. The island is strewn with the cargo and wreckage of the steamer Waubuno, there is no trace of the passengers or crew.
Partial list of casualties:
Captain J. BURKETT.
Mate A. FORBES.
Purser J. ROWLAND.
Engineer J. McQUADE.
Wheelsmen J. McMULCHY and J. H. HARRIS.
Firemen PATRICK O'GRADY and ROBERT COOK.
Waiter GEORGE BASS.
Cook J. HALL.
Porter BANKS WYLIE.
Ladiesmaid MISS MARY HIATT.
Deckhands J. WINGROVE and R. HIATT.
MR. B. NOEL FISHER, publisher, Parry Sound.
DR. W. H. DAUPE and KATE, his wife, Mitchell, Ontario.
MR. and MRS. SYLVESTER.
MR. GRIFFITH, of Gananoque.
DR. CLARK, his wife, seven children of Cobourg.
JAS. HUFF, his mother and two sisters of Parry Sound.
JAMES CARRADICE, Parry Sound.
MRS. McDOUGALL, Parry Sound.
MR. WILLIAM ROBINSON and two sons.
Janesville Gazette Wisconsin 1879-11-25