The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1854

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p.2 The people of Consecon are endeavoring to get the steamer Chief Justice Robinson to call at that village. A public meeting has been held for the purpose, at which it was stated, by gentlemen who had made the necessary measurements, that there is a sufficient depth of water in the channel to Weller's Bay to permit her to pass through; and a committee was, in consequence, appointed to communicate with her owners. Consecon is a busy, thriving little village, and requires the facilities of steamboat navigation.

Royal Canadian Yacht Club - A very interesting race among the boats of this club took place last Saturday. The following boats started:- Wave, Mr. Robertson; Prima Donna, Mr. Hayes; Echo, Mr. Barron; Cygnet, Mr. Hodder; Undine, Mr. Ewart; Storm Queen, Mr. Blake; Witch, Mr. Tully. When the gun fired at 1 P.M., the whole fleet got under weigh with great despatch, and coursed down the bay at fair speed, the Undine and Prima Donna leading. After leaving the bay the wind freshened from the west, and the leading boats - Undine and Prima Donna - (the latter gradually gaining on her rival) quickly rounded the big lighthouse buoy, followed at a little distance by the Wave and Storm Queen. While running down to the lake buoy, the topsail sheet of the Prima Donna gave way, which accident enabled the Undine to resume her first position, and the yachts rounded the lake buoy in the following order:-

Undine - 2h. 42m. 0s.

Prima Donna 2 42 50

Wave 2 50 0

Storm Queen 2 53 0

Witch 3 8 0

Cygnet 3 9 0

Echo 3 9 30

During the run home, the wind gradually fell, and when the two leading boats reached the Queen's wharf it was nearly calm. A smart Westerly breeze, however, soon sprung up, and catching the Wave and Storm Queen first, brought these two latter boats into a position that lessened the chances in favor of the Undine and Prima Donna. It was not long, however, before the latter began to feel the breeze, and, coming into the harbor almost neck and neck, rounded the winning buoy thus:- Prima Donna, 4h. 55m.; Undine, 4h. 55m. 50s. The other boats reached the same position as follows:- Storm Queen, 5h. 2m.; Wave, 5h. 3m. 30s.; Cygnet, Witch and Echo - nowhere! [Canadian, Friday]

Suicide off Bay State - man jumped overboard when 1 1/2 miles from Kingston harbor.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1854