The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1857


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p.2 Stone - The schooner Forest, from Chaumont Bay, which arrived here on Saturday, has on board sixteen blocks of stone intended for the portico of the new Court House. These blocks are roughly rounded, and about ten feet in length by four in diameter. Some time ago whole column blocks (square) for the new Custom House were received from the same place - the Chaumont stone being preferred for purposes such as those above-mentioned, because of the great depth of bed and toughness of the material.

Regatta - There were rowing and sailing matches in Toronto Bay on Friday last. No competitors from abroad, nobody outside of Toronto having known anything of the arrangements. The prize offered to yachts was secured by the Prima Donna, formerly of this harbor, leading the Canada, Rivet, Dancing Star and Queen. The Seagull, of Hamilton, appears not to have been entered.

-A meeting has been called for Thursday at L'Hoist's for the purpose of endeavoring to organize a Yacht Club. Possessing, as this city does, a magnificent sheet of water, not second to any in America for yachting purposes, it is to be regretted that the yachting spirit has waned; and we hope that the meeting may be well attended, and that a new start may be made in this merry and vigorous sport. There is abundance of material amongst us which only requires to be brought together to have our bay again ornamented with a fleet of tiny vessels, such as we had in years not long since gone by.

Coroner's Inquest - on sailor from schooner Anna Craig.

p.3 Imports - 14.

ad - Portsmouth Marine Railway - taken over by Robert McCord & Co. - has 30 years experience.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 15, 1857
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KN.22911
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1857