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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1850

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p.2 The Act of Gallantry - the Brockville Recorder says Capt. Gilpin of steamer Henry Gildersleeve has saved 5 people, and agrees that he should get medal from Royal Humane Society; the Victoria Chronicle believes the number is 8.

Coburg Harbor - now belongs to City; will sell debentures to finish harbor. [Star]

Kingston Imports.

Aug. 1st - Str. Cataract, Rochester, gen. cargo.

Aug. 2nd - Str. Northerner, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Aug. 3rd - Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Royal Tar, Bear Creek, 12,000 staves, Calvin & Cook.

Str. City of Toronto, Toronto, gen. cargo.


Aug. 1st - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Aug. 2nd - Str. Northerner, Oswego, passengers and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, 33 bales of wool for owners.

Aug. 3rd - Str. Cataract, Oswego, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Fashion, Oswego, 28,471 feet lumber, Mr. Bennett.

Yachting - On Saturday last, a sailing match came off between the Hochelaga, a yacht recently built at Quebec, and owned by Capt. de La Tour, and the Jenny Lind, owned by Mr. D.B. Jenkins, and well known upon the waters of Kingston harbor. The wind was unfortunately light, and the run around Simcoe Island, a distance of between fourteen and fifteen miles in a direct line. Both yachts had every inch of their canvas spread, and started about two o'clock. The Jenny very soon left her antagonist, and the Hochelaga after running between two and three miles, gave up the contest, leaving the Jenny to walk the course, which she did, taking the stakes. Yesterday another match came off; on this occasion the Jenny Lind and the Tempest, Mr. Pigeon, were the competitors; the wind again light, but better than on Saturday; course the same. The Jenny won this race also, coming in about two minutes in advance of the Tempest. A sweep-stake match of the "third class boats" of the harbor, comprising those of six tons and under, is to come off on Tuesday. This is all preparatory to the Regatta, which we have no doubt will come off as usual. In this connection we may state that a yachting excursion to some not distant port is in contemplation. It is proposed to get together our little fleet sometime during the present month, and make a descent upon Brockville, Picton, or Sackets Harbor. The latter is likely to have the preference in the event of a "cruise," as while its distance is less than that of the other ports named, there is an abundance of sea-room and the chances of "favoring airs" are much greater. The idea is by no means a "slow" one. [News of Saturday]

p.3 Fireman's Pic Nic to Griffin Pt., Amherst Island on steamers Prince of Wales and Farmer. - details. Aug. 3rd, 1850.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1850