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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1852

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p.2 Toronto Yacht Club - Sailing Match - This race, previously undecided, came off on Monday last, according to notice. The day was a beautiful one, with a delightful breeze that gradually freshened until till in the evening it was blowing very fresh. The boats started at noon, over the same course as before, from Maitland's Wharf to a buoy on the south side of the island, opposite Privat's, and back again, crossing over to Privat's. The Jenny Lind, Storm Queen and Witch were the leading boats, and had the Storm Queen been as well handled as some of the others, would very likely have been successful; as it was, the Jenny Lind came in first, but the Witch having an allowance of time for her smaller size, won the race. The Storm Queen was third, and the Cherokee fourth. The latter winning the 2nd class prize. The Undine being short handed, was unable to reef when the breeze freshened up outside the harbor, and thus lost her chance. The Albacore also met with an accident, her peak halyards giving way, notwithstanding which she came in fifth. [Patriot]

Summary Lien Upon Vessels, and Power of Seizure - Mr. White, the member for Halton, has introduced an act to make better provision for the collection of claims against the owners of vessels, the object of which is that whenever a debt amounting to £2 currency or upwards shall be contracted by the master, etc. for any of the purposes therein, such debt shall be a lien upon the vessel in preference to all other liens thereon, and on application to any justice of the peace or to the judge within which county the vessel may be, such application to be verified by affidavits, as therein, a warrant shall issue, and the vessel and tackle may be seized and sold either in the whole or part within three months from notice of sale, unless a bond be given as therein for the payment of the amount which may be established; all parties having similar liens may come in and claim, and to them the bond proposed will also extend; but all liens under this act which do not claim within the time limited in the notice of sale shall cease, and thenceforth be irrecoverable. There is another strange enactment contemplated by the bill. The 18th section provides that the plaintiff shall only be entitled to the costs in the event of a verdict for a debt amounting to at least £12 10s., while at common law a verdict of 40s. would entitle the plaintiff to his costs. The bill has evidently been drafted by some one as ignorant of the principles of common law as of legislation, and whatever may have been the intention of the framer, as it stands it is calculated to harass the owners of vessels, impede their urgent repairs, (the more trifling the greater the difficulty), rob their creditors and prevent any man from proceeding under the act unless he is sure of recovering to the amount of £12 10s. We would advise our shipowners, shipwrights, and dealers generally, to look at once to the provisions of this Bill, and the mischievous effects it is likely to produce. It stood for a second reading for Monday, Sept. 27th, but is yet undisposed of. [British Canadian]

Another Vessel Ashore at Nottawasaga - Extract of a letter, dated 27th September, from Nottawasaga:-

"The Sophia is not the only vessel lost here. A large brig, the Henry C. Bishop, of Buffalo, took in part of her load of timber at the Mill, and then went outside of the Bar to take in the remainder of her load. On Saturday night it came on to blow from the south-west, when she was driven ashore. Her masts are going by the board and she is full of water to the level of it where she lays. With great difficulty we managed to get captain and crew from the wreck with our boats."

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1852