By Scott L. Cameron
The Frances Smith was once not just the 1st steamboat to be in-built Owen Sound, but in addition the biggest vessel on Georgian Bay at the moment. by way of a ways the main sumptuous vessel to sail the higher nice Lakes from a Canadian port, she used to be often called a "palace steamer." within the mid-to-late-19th century, the Frances Smith set the traditional for pace, spacious lodging and caliber provider on Georgian Bay and Lake stronger. the tale of the Frances Smith, packed with event and brave activities, or even together with disreputable behaviour, is a real tale of lifestyles at the nice Lakes within the latter a part of the 1800s. Meticulously researched and documented through Scott L. Cameron, this publication is an exploration of a different a part of our earlier that would be of serious curiosity to heritage buffs more often than not, and maritime historians specifically.