The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), September 20, 1866

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An Excursion was advertized to take place from Collingwood to Parry Sound, on Monday last by the steamer Waubuno, Capt. Symes but owing to the unpropitious state of the weather, few availed themselves of this, the first cheap excursion to the North Shore of the Georgian Bay. Had the weather been at all favourable, we have no doubt that many would have gone to view the charming scenery of the many thousand islands on the route from here to Parry Sound. This route is destined to become the favorite for Excursion Parties from this place when a little more known. We would recommend pleasure seekers, and those who enjoy beautiful scenery, to avail themselves of the first favorable opportunity of a cruise to the North Shore of the Georgian Bay.

Death of Captain Butterworth

It is with unfeigned sorrow that we have to record, in the first number of our new series, the sudden death of our respected townsman, EDMUND BUTTERWORTH. He died at Owen Sound, on board the steamer Clifton (of which Boat he was Captain at the time), on Saturday the 8th instant, of an autopsy of the heart, after about two hours' illness.

Captain Butterworth was well known on the Lakes, and commanded one of the first steamers that ever came into our harbour, viz; the Mazeppa, and was one of our oldest residents. He had been tossing about in a troubled sea for some years past, and was this season to all appearance beating into calmer water when the Great Billow of Death overtook him and carried him under for ever.

He has left a wife and two children to lament his loss, who we much fear are indifferently provided for.

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Bill Hester
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Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), September 20, 1866