The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1879

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p.2 A Little Condescension - The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, of Toronto, have modified their rules a bit. In order to induce a large attendance of competitors to do honor to His Excellency, the Committee decided to raise the tonnage of the second class to 12 tons for their September regatta, but the Committee would not entertain the suggestion to do away with the shifting of ballast. The change may be acceptable to some of the Kingston yachtsmen - those having cabins which can be removed in a race - but as for the others, to our minds, the condescension deserves but a very mild expression of thanks.

p.3 Changes - yacht Ella of Oswego getting new spar and sails.

Excursion - from Stoney Island on str. Flora Holden.

Complimentary - Maud, Capt. Hinckley, jr. and steward, Mr. Hiscock. [Newburg Reporter]

A Good Boat - Said the Globe of yesterday: The steamer Passport, Captain Irvine in command, sailed for Kingston with passengers and freight today. There is not much in that announcement, but when it is recalled to mind that the old Passport has been sailing for thirty years past the statement means much. The Passport, an iron boat, was prepared, as far as the material was concerned, on the Clyde in 1847 or 1848, and was brought out to Kingston and put together at that port for the Hon. John Hamilton. With her horizontal engine and single smokestack the Passport is well known as far as the eye can reach. And sailors say the old boat is good for thirty years more, barring accidents.

Wind Wafts - The steam yacht Catherine ran on a shoal between the Park and the Bay. The passengers were taken off by the Maynard, which returned and dragged off the Catherine.

Three steamers are now making two trips a day around Wells Island - the Island Chief, the J.H. Kelly and the Island Wanderer.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1879