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Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), November 30, 1882

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OWEN SOUND Nov. 27 - The cargo of flour taken from the propeller Georgian was sold here today by public auction.

THE CAMPANA - the Campana arrived in port on Saturday at noon, after experiencing the roughest trip she has yet had. The officers of the boat stated they have never been out in such a storm as the boat was caught in on Lake Superior, The waves dashed right over the boat and one morning as the passengers were seated for breakfast a wave visited the cabin, knocked the doors in and washed away the dishes etc. the upper deck had plenty of water aboard, but the freight was not injured at all on the lower deck or in the hold, though before unloading the Captain entered a weather protest. Passengers were not at all alarmed, with the exception of an Owen Sound hotel keeper... The Campana made nineteen trips during the past season...

THE ONIEDA - This fine propeller has laid up for the winter at the railway dock. She has made a very successful season under her able commander and owner Capt. McGinuis, making eighteen trips, and taking out of this port the greatest quantity of freight probably of any boat leaving the harbor. Perhaps the secret of this class of boat lasting so much longer than others and standing so much more , lies in the fact that they are so well taken care of, when laid up The Onieda has been carefully tied up, scrupulously cleaned, and will be "salted to the extent of 300 barrels A large quantity of salt to be pit on the timbers of a boat. But Captain McGinnis experience has taught him the wisdom of the expenditure. During the winter the Onieda's passenger cabin will be extended the full length of the upper deck, which will add some twenty odd staterooms, the kitchen will be removed to the forward lower deck, and the clerk's and steward's offices to the lower deck aft. The contemplated improvements and changes when completed will make the Onieda one of the handsomest and roomiest...

The wrecking tug Conqueror arrived here on Sunday morning with steam barge Georgian in tow. The Georgian was sunk a couple of weeks ago while taking 2, 500 barrels of flour to Algoma Mills for the Pacific Railway works. The flour was unloaded on the docks here preparatory to the Georgian going into dry dock, and most of it was found to be badly damaged by water O. S. Times The steam barge Kincardine from Owen Sound to Michael's Bay was also beached and her cargo ruined She was brought to Owen Sound by the Conqueror.

PRESENTATION - The crew of the Northern Belle presented their popular and esteemed purser Mr. Jos. Belecher with a handsome silver pitcher on her last trip. The presentation was made at Owen Sound port by the steward, Charlie Hunter. Josh is a well liked by the people as by the crew.

Marine News

OWEN SOUND Nov.29 - The schooner Tecumseh is reported to have run ashore Monday morning on the east side of Cove Island, on a flat rock. The crew scuttled her, but no further particulars have been received.

The new steamer Atlantic is loading 1, 500 barrels of flour to-day , and will leave Collingwood tomorrow on her first trip. The Atlantic was built here this summer and is owned by the Great Northern Transit Company. This Company have also completed arrangements with the owners of the Dry Dock Company to build another large and powerful steamer here this winter, to be ready for the reopening of navigation.

The steam barge Enterprise is expected from Sault Ste Marie to-morrow.

Navigation may be considered closed for the season. The following crafts are in port for winter quarters: Steamers Campana, City Of Owen Sound, Francis Smith, Enterprise, Africa, Emerald, .O.. Neff, Kendrick, Secord, Noreross, , Geo Maythan's Barges Kincardine, Georgian. Schooners Little Hamilton, Lady Macdonald, Restless, Peerless and Annie Foster. The Captain of the Peerless, Robt. Mowat has been missing since last Friday morning. Enquires as to his whereabouts have been without results. It is feared he has been drowned...

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Bill Hester
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Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), November 30, 1882