The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1855

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p.2 Yacht Race At Toronto - The Leader says:-

A Yacht Race, by the Toronto Yacht Club, came off on Saturday afternoon. It was, we understand, merely preparatory to the Annual Race, open to all the yachts in the Province, to be held next month. The boats started from Tinning's Wharf, at one o'clock, P.M. The Storm Queen, belonging to F. Jones, Esq., came in first - making the distance (twenty-five miles), in four hours and eleven minutes. The Prima Donna, belonging to W.R. Wells, Esq., came in second - but four minutes behind her rival. The other yachts arrived at the winning post in the following order:- Wave, Green, Esq.; Rivet, J. Hamilton, Esq.; Queen; Osprey, W. Baron, Esq.; Cygnet, Dr. Hodder; Nora Creina, Commodore McGrath.

The Undine and Jenny Lind were excluded from the racers, in consequence of having failed to round the buoys, in returning.

The new ship City of Toronto arrived in this harbour on Monday evening from Toronto, en route for Quebec and a transatlantic port. The City of Toronto is a full-rigged ship, of between 900 and 1000 tons burthen, and is a very good specimen of naval architecture.

Portsmouth Marine Railway - The undersigned having rebuilt and put the above establishment in good working order, is now prepared to haul out and repair vessels and steamers of the largest class on the rivers and lakes, and will keep constantly on hand a sufficient quantity of material of all kinds for the above business.

Portsmouth, Aug. 14th G.N. Ault

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1855