The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Owen Sound, ON), Friday July 29, 1853

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On Thursday night leaving Owen Sound I went on board the Kaloolah and was much pleased to find that the beauty and fashion of our Town were on hand bund for Meaford St. Vincent, to attend the Grand Temperance demonstration that was to come off the following day, (Friday)

About 12 o'clock the bell rang, the boat moved off from the wharf and commenced her rapid strides over the Georgian Bay. Our Brass Band was on board, and contributed to the entertainment of the party. The eyes winced but slept not, and many pretty smiles , and merry glee told how pleased our fair ones were to escape from the cares of every-day life.

Soon - too soon - just as the source of day was tinging the eastern horizon the Kaloolah dropped anchor opposite Meaford; the small boats were lowered and the whole party to the number of about sixty, went on shore there I hope to pas a day of pleasure. Again the Kaloolah moved on passing the Christian Islands, and touching at Penetanguishene, we reached Sturgeon Bay at 11 A.M. where was a stage coach in waiting...

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Bill Hester
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Comet (Owen Sound, ON), Friday July 29, 1853