The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1867

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p.2 Launch - The schooner now receiving the last touches at the Marine Railway will be launched tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock. This vessel has been built for Captain Taylor, and is 250 tons burthen.

Mirage - This pleasing phenomenon was observable last evening between 5 and 6 o'clock. The Islands in the lake, and the Prince Edward shore, appeared very distinctly above the horizon, each object having its inverted image thrown upon an apparent cloud in the air. The image of the Island known as the Main Ducks was visible in the cloud sometimes before the Island itself, but as the counterfeit passed away the Island rose sharply above the horizon. As many as a dozen sailing vessels could be seen by the aid of a glass, one of which, hull down, beating to the westward, must have been over fifty miles distant, but only two of them were within the atmospheric stratum where the phenomenon was produced. The sight was a very rare one.

Toronto, May 20th - race between blockade runner Rothsay Castle and City of Toronto from Toronto to Niagara; City won by 17 minutes, taking two hours eight minutes.

Arrivals - 18-20; Departures - 18.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1867