The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1855

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p.2 The freight steamer Ottawa has been sunk near Brockville, the result of a collision with the steamer Tibbits.

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

The following are the names of the Yachts entered for the prizes offered by the above club for competition among members on Saturday last.

Challenge, John Arnold, Esq., 17 1/2 tons. (Did not take her place.)

Osprey, S.T. Green, Esq., 9 tons.

Undine, G. Ewart, Esq., 8 1/2 tons.

Fairy, Kivas Tully, Esq., 4 tons.

Cygnet, Dr. Hodder, 8 tons.

Wave, T.J. Robertson, Esq., 6 1/2 tons. (Did not start.)

Queen, F.W. Burron, Esq., 8 tons (about).

Jenny Lind, Samuel Sherwood, Esq., 14 tons. (Did not arrive in time at starting point, in consequence of Mr. Jones falling overboard. He was got out of the water unhurt.)

Storm Queen, F. Jones, Esq., 6 tons. (Did not contest.)

Rivet, J.M. Hamilton, Esq., 16 tons.

The prizes consisted of two handsome Silver Cups, valued respectively at 15 pounds and 10 pounds, and which only arrived from England the day they were sailed for.

They were won last year, the first Cup by the Undine, the second by the Storm Queen.

The boats started at one o'clock, with a fresh breeze, and were to sail round the buoy moored off the Pivots in the Lake, the Osprey being first round, at one minute to four o'clock. The buoy, however, had broken from its moorings previous to any of the yachts reaching it.

The Storm Queen, which, though entered, did not contest the prizes, rounded at ten seconds past four.

The Queen was third, passing at ten minutes and 20 seconds past 4.

At the winning buoy, the Storm Queen came in first; next the Osprey, at 13 minutes and 40 seconds past 5; afterwards the Queen, which, however, entered on the wrong side of the buoy; but went round again at 27 minutes and 50 seconds past 5.

Among the disasters of the day, in addition to the falling of a person overboard, and the breaking away of the buoy, as above mentioned, several of the yachts met with considerable damage and delay from collision and other causes. Among these were - The Rivet, the new iron boat, which, while in the Lake, carried away her mast about ten feet below the hound, and was obliged to be towed in by the Challenge; the Osprey and Cygnet came into contact, the latter carrying away her bowsprit, and being compelled to remain at the Queen's Wharf; and the Fairy carried away her peak halyards in the Lake.

In accordance with the provisions of Rule 18 of the Club, which states that if any buoy, or other mark of the course be not in its place, the match shall be re-sailed at the discretion of the Sailing Committee, the umpires have, we understand, declared the affair of Saturday to be "no race." Another contest will, therefore, necessarily take place. The match excited a good deal of interest in the City; and notwithstanding the misfortunes of the day, the owners of the damaged yachts probably would not allow their sorrows to interfere with doing full justice to the dinner which awaited their arrival at the Club House. [Toronto Leader]

More Business For the Ship Canal - The Chicago Press states that an agent for the "Netherland Trading Company," more familarly known as the Dutch East India Company, has visited Chicago on a tour of observation, with a view to open a direct trade, through the St. Lawrence, and also through New York, with the North West, for its production of beef, pork, flour, etc., and with the South west also, for its cotton, sugar and tobacco. The head-quarters of this rich association are at Amsterdam, and the company charters annually some 800 large ships in the trade with the Indies, whose supplies and part of whose out-cargoes may as well be composed of beef, pork, flour, etc., received at Amsterdam from Chicago, where they are primarily collected, directed, as through intermediate hands and at an increased expense.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1855