The New International Encyclopædia/Owen Sound
OWEN SOUND. The capital of Grey County, Ontario, Canada; and a port of entry on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, at the mouth of the Sydenham River and on the Canadian Pacific and the Grand Trunk railroads, 99 miles northwest of Toronto (Map: Ontario, C 3). It has an excellent harbor with a dry dock 300 feet long, and is surrounded on three sides by wood-crowned heights. Its public buildings include a town hall, court-house, and high school. It has a trade in agricultural produce and lumber, and manufactures of mill machinery, turbine water wheels, agricultural implements, engines, sewing machines, bricks, and leather. The United States is represented by a consular agent. Population, in 1891, 7497; in 1901, 8777.