The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Owen Sound, ON), July 25, 1862

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On Saturday the 12th inst, a large portion of the inhabitants of Owen sound and vicinity availed themselves of the opportunity of visiting Collingwood. About half-past 7 o'clock the members of Loyal Orange Lodge, No 611, Owen Sound, to the number of about 40 marched in procession down Bay Street headed by a fife and drum, playing music suited to the taste... Shortly after they had embarked on board of the Steamer Clifton, about 20 minutes to 8; she started on her regular trip, having between 300 and 400 of their friends on board. As she proceeded she called at Leith, where an accession of about 30 was made to the number , and at cape Rich several more were added. On arriving at Meaford the members of the Orange Association seemed a little disappointed by not being met by the Brethren of that district.... we reached, Collingwood about half-past 12. The Brethren of Owen Sound were then joined by a large assemblage of the brethren of North Simcoe...

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Bill Hester
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Comet (Owen Sound, ON), July 25, 1862