The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1863


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p.2 The Regatta - The Regatta which commenced in our harbor on Saturday was continued yesterday, the contest being for the Ladies' Prize, consisting of a set of silk colors. Only three yachts entered- the Gorilla, Belle and Wide Awake. The course was the same as on Saturday. The signal was given a few minutes after one, when the boats started, the Wide Awake leading off by about a length and a half. The Belle and Gorilla followed slowly, but soon made good headway, the former coming up to the Wide Awake a short distance above Point Frederick, and the latter, which was the last to start, going up well to both. The contest did not appear to excite much interest, there being but few spectators on the wharves when the boats started. The following was the time made in rounding the second buoy: Gorilla, 2h. 38 min; Belle 2h. 38 min 30 sec.; Wide Awake, 3 h. 41 min 15 sec. The boats had proceeded but little further when the slight breeze there was died entirely away, and necessitated the giving up of the race. They then turned about, and made their way back as best they could in a dead calm.

p.3 Imports - 26,28.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 29, 1863
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KN.24164
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1863