The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Owen Sound, ON), Friday August 8 1862

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Sabbath School Excursion

On Friday last the Sabbath Schools in connection with the Canada Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound, had the usual annual excursion in conjunction with the Sabbath School at Leith. The morning broke beautifully clear, and betokened a charming day, which was fully realized . Long before seven o'clock , the fine steamer Clifton was being crowded with the juveniles, their parents and guardians, and a number of friends, bent on enjoying the day and the trip. Captain Smith, with his customary kindness, took the scholars free and reduced the fare for the older ones to fifty cents. Shortly after seven o'clock the signal was given to start and off went the Clifton, with a large crowd of passengers. Very soon Leith was reached, the pier appearing studded with excursionists, waiting the arrival of the steamer , and the large number from Owen Sound was very speedily increased. Now the question came up, where are we bound to? Some said Cape Rich, but these were speedily out voted, and Meaford was declared to be the port of destination. Rounding Vail's Point and skirting the clay banks, Cape Rich was reached, and then Meaford, where the multitude disembarked... they all marched down again to meet the Clifton, which was seen in the distance. Soon she came up, and then soon they were all on board, landing the Leith folks at their own pier and depositing the Owen Sounders safely at home about half-past seven o'clock....

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Bill Hester
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Comet (Owen Sound, ON), Friday August 8 1862