Anon. 1883. From Sable Island. Evening Telegram, St John’s, NL, April 6, 1883.
“From Sable Island
The steamer ‘Newfield,’ which recently returned to Halifax from Sable Island, reports all well on the Island and no ice seen on the trip except some very light stuff two or three miles from the shoals. The wind, from the eastward, however betokened considerable ice on the Cape Breton shore and in that direction. The Governor of the Island and his dependents hadn’t seen a vessel all winter except one or two steamers passing in the distance. The ‘Newfield’ goes down to Sambro to replace a buoy, and will then clean up and load for the London exhibition.”
Transcribed by Zoe Lucas, November 2017