The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1852

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p.2 The Sailing Match at Toronto - As stated in yesterday's issue, the match to compete for the prize offered by Mr. Privat, came off on Saturday last, on the course over which the former race was run.

The wind at starting was very light, and towards the end of the course it died away almost altogether, the winning boat not making the last buoy till after seven o'clock, although starting punctually at one. The wind was from the south, and the boats ran down in very pretty style from Privat's to the Queen's Wharf. In beating up to the light-house point, the Albacore appeared to take the lead and fully to retain her former laurels, but the wind was very variable, and from the distance it was not easy to see which had the advantage. The Albacore, however, turned the point a considerable distance ahead, and bore away with a flowing sheet for the turning point on the Lake Shore, outside Privat's, followed by the Jenny Lind and British America, close together, the Undine some distance astern being fourth. The wind dying away, the gaff topsails of the Jenny Lind and America told against the smaller canvas of the Albacore, and these two boats passed her some distance from the buoy, the America drawing a little ahead of the Jenny Lind and turning the buoy in capital style, about a length ahead, their time being: America 3h. 31 10, and the Jenny Lind 3h 31 52. The Albacore turned the buoy at 3h 33 10, and the Undine, which came up very rapidly after turning the light-house point, at 3h 39 40. This was the prettiest part of the whole race, and afforded much amusement to a large number of spectators. All the boats were under full sail and very well handled. The Undine turned the buoy in decidedly the best style, the others were not quite as ready with their head sheets as they ought to have been. The Saucy Jack was fifth coming up at 3h 54 5. The rest were a long way astern. The little fleet then stood off to the Southward with a very light breeze. The British America losing her gaff topsail, fell astern of the Jenny Lind, the latter feeling the breeze more at some distance outside, presently tacked and was in a short time a long way ahead of all her competitors, and she increased her distance all the way home. The Albacore proved herself decidedly the most weatherly boat of the fleet; regaining the distance she had lost, in a great measure, in the first tack. In standing out, the Jenny Lind went well to windward of the America. [Patriot]

The Ogdensburgh Daily News is determined that the American steamers shall "beat all creation." In its issue of Tuesday it gave the passage of the Bay State from Ogdensburgh to Toronto, a distance of 250 miles, in 6 1/2 hours.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1852