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

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p.2 Excursion From Clayton - on str. Watertown.

A Challenge - An advertisement will be found in this day's issue, by which it will be seen that Mr. Henry Cunningham, owner of the Pride of the Wave, the winning boat in the recent race, gives the owners of the Dominion of Canada and the Blue-eyed Maid, another chance of redeeming the fair name and fame of their respective crafts. As there is some dispute as to the time by which these two latter boats were beaten by the Pride of the Wave, there seems but one way of settling the dispute, and that is by taking up the gauntlet Mr. Cunningham has thrown down. The Dominion was said to have been 2 min. 30 sec. behind, and the Blue Eyed Maid 11 minutes. The challenge remains open for a week.

Arrivals - 19,20; Departures - 19,20.

p.3 Challenge - The Pride of the Wave is open to run the Blue Eyed Maid or any boat owned by Mr. McCorkell, around the same course as in the race on Thursday, or round Simcoe Island, for Twenty-five Dollars. This challenge to remain open for one week.

Henry Cunningham, July 20th.

Challenge - As some of the contestants in the recent boat race have declared that the Dominion would not have reached the winning buoy any way near the time she did if she had rounded the shoal tower, the undersigned is prepared to run her against the boats of any of those who are under that impression, at any time, over the same course, and for any amount desired. The contradictory statement that the Blue Eyed Maid was only three minutes or less behind the Pride of the Wave is mistaken. The former boat was fully eleven minutes behind the Dominion, and some accounts say thirteen minutes. It is not generally known that the Pride, after rounding the winning buoy for the last time, sailed out into the harbor, and for mere amusement again rounded the tower and sailed to the winning buoy, being a little ahead of the Blue Eyed Maid, which gave the impression to many that she was only then completing the race. The mistake, therefore, is easily explained. M. O'Gorman, July 20th.

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