The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1852

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p.2 The Yacht Race - The race which originated from the challenge on the part of the Prima Donna came off yesterday. The course to be sailed was from buoys placed in front of the city round Timber Island, and back - a distance in a direct line of over 60 miles - for a purse of £150, each contributing £75. Shortly before nine o'clock, the Jeannette and Prima Donna, apparently in excellent trim, took their moorings off the City, and at a given signal, soon after, the Yachts payed off before the wind and started on their course, the Prima Donna leading. The wind was exceedingly light during the whole day, and unfavorable to either boat. The last seen of them, late in the afternoon, the Jeannette appeared to be to windward of the Prima Donna, and forereaching on her. The contest will probably not terminate till after this sheet is put to press.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1852