The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), June 29, 1876

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Masonic Excursion

As we anticipated, the excursion to McGregor's Harbour, given by the Masonic fraternity, on Saturday, on board the City of Owen Sound , was in every respect a grand success. The boat steamed out of the river about 9 o'clock, with about 500 excursionists aboard, calling at Leith and Presque Isle, adding to their numbers, after which she wended her way towards the Harbour, arriving about two o'clock. Previous to her arrival, the excursionists had spread their tables, on the decks and in the cabin, and partook of the good things they had brought with them; after which two or three hours were very pleasantly spent ashore, in different ways; shooting with the bow and arrow, strolling along the picturesque shore, admiring the beautiful scenery, and enjoying themselves in different ways. About five o'clock the whistle blew, and all proceeded on board again, leaving at 5:30 and arriving home at 10 o'clock, all seeming thoroughly satisfied that they could not have spent a day's recreation in a better way. A good quadrille band being on board, all who so desired tripped the light fantastic to their hearts content. Everything passed off pleasantly, and the Masons of Owen Sound well deserve the credit of giving the best excursion the people of Owen Sound have had for a many a long day. The band of the 31st Battalion was on board, and added greatly to the days enjoyment.

SHIPPING ITEMS - Silver Spray arrived on Monday and left last night for the... Seymour arrived on Thursday and departed Saturday for North Shore and the ... The Seymour brought down the ...Nina which was ashore last ... Schooner Prince Edward went to... load wheat for Collingwood. Schooner N. Todman came in from Goderich Mountaineer left for Michael's... Monday with pork and flour...

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Bill Hester
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Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), June 29, 1876