The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1863

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p.2 The Wheat Crop And The Forwarding Trade - good crop in Europe might have bad effect on shipping interests of Kingston.

The Regatta - The ladies' stakes, which were attempted to be run for on Monday, but in which the yachts failed to accomplish the distance in the time named, were again attempted to be run for yesterday, but with worse luck, for there was even less wind than on the previous day. The yachts Gorilla, Belle, Wide-awake and Osprey - the latter having got in a new mast to replace the one carried away on Saturday - started at a quarter to 12 o'clock, trusting for something to "turn up" in the course of the afternoon. The air was oppressive with heat, and the winds refused to blow. The first buoy off the Penitentiary was rounded at 2:40 by the Belle; thus occupying within five minutes of three hours in going a distance of two miles. The second boat, the Gorilla, at this time, was over a mile behind. Perhaps it is wrong to say that the Belle was the first to round the buoy, for the Osprey had passed it some eight minutes before her, but as she got her position by a somewhat novel method of sailing, it is well to mention that she was steered directly for the buoy regardless of the little wind blowing, which was nearly ahead, and was wriggled onward by a liberal use of the rudder as a propeller. This example was also followed by the Wide-awake, but as she soon disappeared from sight, it is presumed the labor was too much for her small crew; and the contest given up. The time for coming in was limited to six o'clock, but at that hour the Belle and the Osprey were still holding on the course in the vain effort to accomplish impossibilities, not half the distance having been gone over. The Gorilla gave up before 5, being then nearly two miles astern of the Belle.

p.3 Imports - 28,29.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1863