The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1867

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p.2 Suicide, and Inquest - Coroner Shaw held an inquest yesterday (Monday) morning, at nine o'clock at the Police Station, on the body of a sailor named Archibald Black. The deceased was a hand on board the schooner Chieftain, which arrived here on Sunday morning. Shortly after coming to anchor off the upper end of the harbor, the deceased, in company with a comrade, came ashore, going aboard again at about eight o'clock. While absent from the vessel they drank only a glass of beer and one of pop between them, deceased going aboard perfectly sober, and in his usual clear mind. At midnight on Sunday he was placed on watch, and somewhere between two and four o'clock on Monday morning the Captain of another vessel, which was passing aroused the crew and informed them that a man was hanging from their bows. He was quite dead. The deceased is from St. Catherines, and is represented as having been a sober, steady, and well doing man. The evidence proved him also to have been on good terms with the Captain and crew, and not the slightest clue has been elicited to show why the rash act was committed. The only verdict that the jury could arrive at was that "the deceased, Archibald Black, came to his death by hanging himself from the bow of the schooner Chieftain."

Dominion Day - The Regatta - This was a regatta in name only, and was got up hurriedly for the purpose of giving as much diversity as possible to the occurrences of the day. Mr. James Falconer was requested to take the matter in hand, and to act in concert with the other members of the sub-committee. The entries were free, and about fifteen in all were made before the hour of nine a.m. The boats did not start until about noon, half an hour later than the time advertised. There was a favorable breeze blowing for the particular class of boats which were to run. The course was from a buoy anchored off the Queen's wharf between the shoal tower and market battery; to and around Garden Island; thence to a buoy off O'Gorman's wharf to the starting buoy; twice round the course. The classes were as follows, none but open sailing skiffs being allowed to compete:-

1st Class - For sailing boats 19 feet keel and under. 1st prize, a silk flag; 2nd prize $8; 3rd prize $4.

2nd Class - For sailing boats 16.6 keel and under. 1st prize $8; 2nd prize $5; 3rd prize $3.

The winning boats were, in the 1st class,

1st - The Canadian Life, time 2 h 48 m 5 s.

2nd - The Lanty Maguire, time 2 h 51 m 40 s.

3rd - The Pride of the Wave, time 2 h 53 m 10 s.

Those in the second class were

1st - The Dominion, time 2 h 49 m 40 s.

2nd - The Lapwing, time 3 h 31 m 30 s.

These were all the boats which came up to time. There was no winner of the third prize, owing to the high wind which set in, making it dangerous for certain of the boats to run. Nothwithstanding the excitement elsewhere the regatta attracted large crowds at various points along the harbor, and was, so far as it went, a very pleasant affair.

p.3 ad - Fourth of July - trip to Sacketts Harbor on str. Watertown.

ad - 12th of July at Millen's Bay - excursion on str. Watertown.

Three Barges For Sale - The undersigned Assignee will receive offers for the purchase of the Barge Victoria, now on the ways undergoing repairs; Barge Ida at Brewers Mills, Barge Whalen, Shipyard Dock; each barge with rigging complete. R.M. Rose, assignee. June 22nd

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1867