The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Owen Sound, ON), June 6, 1863

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Steamer Clifton Disabled

The steamer CLIFTON had her cylinder last Tuesday evening a little on this side of Vale's Point, en route for this place from Collingwood. A messenger was at once dispatched to Collingwood for the Ploughboy, and this boat arriving at an early hour next morning, took on board the mails, freight and passengers, consisting principally of clergymen and lay delegates coming to attend the Conference of the Methodist New Connexion Church... The Clifton is now lying at Collingwood for repairs, and will not probably be able to take the route again until the latter end of next week or the beginning of the one following. The Ploughboy will leave here, however, on her trip downward from the Sault St. Marie, for passengers and freight for Meaford and Collingwood, and will take the Clifton's place on the route on Wednesday and Thursday. Were not the damage done the Clifton too serious to admit of any joking on the subject...

The following minutes of a meeting of the passengers on board the Clifton after the accident , we are requested to publish; - ...That the passengers of the steamer Clifton en route from Collingwood to Owen Sound beg to express our cordial sympathy with Captain W. H. Smith...

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June 6, 1863
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Bill Hester
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Comet (Owen Sound, ON), June 6, 1863