The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
North Star (Parry Sound, ON), July 18, 1879

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The Waubuno trips to Penetanguishene are to be suspended after this week. Henceforth she will run to Collingwood five times per week and French River once.

Owing to heavy fog the steamer Magnettawan with the O. Y. B. excursion on board did not arrive in Owen Sound last Saturday until nearly 9 p.m. She left on her return trip about midnight reaching Parry Sound between 9 and 10 Sunday morning.

BEATEN AT HIS OWN GAME - When the steamer Magnettawan left Owen Sound on Saturday night the fog was so dense as to render rapid steaming in the channel incompatible wit a due regard for the vessel's safety. Consequently her commander wisely slowed her down to half speed. Whilst she was thus cautiously proceeding however she was overtaken by the Northern Belle. The latter captain we are informed in language more forcible than eloquent at once demanded passage - room although the channel was not sufficiently wide for a safe passage. However was granted and the Belle steamed ahead almost grazing the Magnettawan's rail as she passed. The Belle's acknowledged the courtesy offered him by ironically offering the Magnettawan a gratuitous tow. By and bye however open water was reached and everything was fair for full speed. Full speed accordingly was cracked on and in a short time the Magnettawan had the satisfaction of overtaking passing and showing a clear pair of heels to the boastful Belle...

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Bill Hester
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North Star (Parry Sound, ON), July 18, 1879