The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), September 14, 1882

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SPEAKING of a race between the Canadian steamer Campana and the American steamer Badger State, the Algoma Pioneer says - On round the bend in the river the American had a long lead, which was gradually shortened until the boats were opposite our dock when the Campana had overlapped the quarter of his struggling opponent. The American soldiers appeared to enjoy the race, and hoisted the flag as the boats approached the Fort.


Perhaps a short description of how we spent our civic holiday in Penetang... The staunch little steamer Myrtie was chartered for the occasion but the demand for tickets was so great it was decided to engage a number of large sail boats to be taken in tow by the steamer. The start was a sight well worth seeing, there being ten of the larger boats, some of them carrying thirty-five persons, with quite a fleet of small skiffs besides. As we left the dock the band struck up a favorite air, the whole company joining in the chorus, the effect being something to be remembered. The only stop before we reached our destination was at the Reformatory dock...

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), September 14, 1882