The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), May 27, 1875

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The Queen's Birthday

Monday being the twenty-fourth day of May, was observed as the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Victoria... The steamer Silver Spray gave an excursion to Meaford and Collingwood, of which a good number availed .The Phoebe Catherine was launched in the afternoon having been previously filled with water to test whether she was water tight or not. The Fire Engine was called into requisition for the purpose...


The steamer Frances Smith arrived here this morning with about 100 passengers for the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway, and 47 for the neighbourhood. The Frances is carefully handled by Capt. Robertson and his officers and is the finest steamer on the Lakes. Besides her large number of passengers she had a good deal of freight. She passed the Chicora at Silver Islet bound for Collingwood. The Frances Smith leaves here to-morrow night (Friday) for Thunder Bay and intermediate ports. She was the first vessel up and is the first vessel down from Lake Superior this season.

Flags for new Steamer

A Public Meeting was held in the Town Hall last evening for the purpose of procuring a set of Flags for the new Steamer building at the dock by Messrs a. M. smith & Co. of Toronto. The Mayor was in the chair. It was agreed that a public subscription in sums not exceeding one dollar each be adopted, and arrangements were made for carrying out this purpose. It is a graceful thing to do, and we have no doubt the amount will be raised very speedily, and a fine set of flags presented to the Vessel. Her name we believe is to be the City of Owen Sound.

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Bill Hester
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Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), May 27, 1875