The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1863

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p.2 Presentation of Colors - The ladies' prize, consisting of a handsome and valuable set of silk colors, and which was won by the Gorilla in the late sailing match, was presented to that yacht on Saturday by Com. Gildersleeve, in presence of a number of ladies and gentlemen who were on board by invitation. The Gorilla, accompanied by the other yachts in port, took the party on a cruise around the harbor. In presenting the colors the Commodore stated he deeply regretted that they had not been won by a Kingston boat, but, next to Kingston, he was glad the prize had been won by Cobourg. The Kingston club, he said, had offered larger prizes than any other club in the country, and concluded by saying that all were satisfied with the result of the race, which had been fairly and honorably won. Mr. Hardinge replied on behalf of the owners that they valued the colors more than any amount of money, for the latter might be spent in a few days, but the colors should float at the mast-head of the Gorilla until time should render them unserviceable. The party, after enjoying a pleasant cruise, returned to the wharf about five o'clock.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1863