The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), August 3, 1876

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SABBATH SCHOOL EXCURSION - When too late to correct, we found that in consequence of circumstances the day for this excursion by the City of Owen Sound to Wiarton had been changed to Friday; that is, the Excursion takes place to-morrow instead of to-day... the Excursion will be a very large one. The scholars are to go free. All others pay 50 cents each. The boat leaves the wharf at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning. We recommend all who can avail of this excursion

ACCIDENT TO THE LIGHTHOUSE - The wind on Saturday blew a gale from the northward, and the Sound became a sheet of heaving, seething water. The lower lighthouse was lifted from the crib on which it was built and carried hither and thither till at last it was stranded on the shoal on the east side of the channel, not far from the end of the marsh, where it remains fixed. Strange to say it was not capsized, but remains right end up. The Seymour coming up late Saturday night, in consequence of the disaster to the lighthouse got aground on the sand bank which stretches out into the Bay there, and did not get off till Sunday night, She however suffered no material damage, as the ground below her was soft. She left on Monday afternoon for the North Shore and Sault Ste Marie.

The shipping trade is very dull this season. The Okonra is going to lay up for a few weeks in consequence of nothing offering.

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Bill Hester
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Advertiser (Owen Sound, ON), August 3, 1876