The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1867

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p.2 St. Catherines, Aug. 10th - The barque Niagara, bound down, carried away four gates of No. 15, at 11 o'clock this morning. It is expected to be repaired on Tuesday morning.

To the Editor of the Daily News

Sir; - Would you kindly insert a few words for me in answer to a letter signed M. O'Gorman, contained in the Whig's issue of the 10th inst.

I beg to deny most emphatically that the paragraph in the News referred to in Mr. O'Gorman's letter was a personal puff in the sense intended by him.

Moreover, if Mr. O'Gorman had examined the paragraph in a proper manner he would see that his own statement is false; inasmuch as the paragraph merely says the Blue Eyed Maid has already beaten the Dominion twice, and taken the challenge prize, instead of, according to Mr. O'Gorman, had beaten the Dominion in three races. I have no doubt had the Blue Eyed Maid fair play in the first race she would have beaten the Dominion the three times complained of by Mr. O'Gorman. Of course Mr. O'Gorman does not know that a friend of his happened to be on board the Blue Eyed Maid on that occasion, who rendered any attempt to win the race both impossible and dangerous, even going so far as to say that he would upset the boat rather than she should win. If Mr. O'Gorman had had any regard for the reputation of his boat, he would have abstained from saying anything as to the second race, as it is well known that though the Dominion did not go over the whole course, she was beaten by the Blue Eyed Maid by ninety seconds, i.e., about three-quarters of a mile.

When Mr. O'Gorman challenges he should be on equal terms with the challenged, and not use another person's boat and money to back up his absurd vaunts. I am quite willing to test my boat against any boat bona fide belonging to him; but I fail to see the beauty of losing my time in contesting with every one who may own a boat built by Mr. O'Gorman.

I am Yours, etc., A. McCorkill Kingston, Aug. 12th

Arrivals - 9th - str. Empress, Trenton, gen cargo.

str. Passport, Montreal, do.

str. Champion, Hamilton, do.

10th - tug Mary Ann, Ottawa, 2 barges in tow.

Barge Sorrell, Ottawa, 50,000 shingles, Swift & Co.

str. St. Helen, Montreal, gen cargo.

str. City of London, Montreal, no cargo.

str. Gazelle, Gananoque, gen cargo.

str. Bruce, Gananoque, pass & bge.

str. Kingston, Montreal, gen cargo.

str. City of Ottawa, Ottawa, do.

11th - str. Grecian, Montreal, do

str. Ottawa, do, do.

str. Spartan, Hamilton, do.

str. Bruce, Gananoque, do.

str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, do.

str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, do.

Departures - 9th - str. Empress, Montreal, general cargo.

str. Champion, Montreal, gen cargo.

10th - str. St. Helen, Trenton, gen cargo

str. Passport, Hamilton, do.

Barge Advance, Hamilton, 14,278 bush wheat, Chaffey & Bro.

str. City of London, Port Stanley, gen cargo

str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, do.

str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, do.

str. Gazelle, Gananoque, do.

str. Kingston, Hamilton, gen cargo.

str. City of Hamilton, Ottawa, do.

11th - str. Grecian, Hamilton, gen cargo.

str. Spartan, Montreal, do.

Barge Frontenac, Montreal, 7,079 bush corn, Glassford & Jones.

str. America, Montreal, 12,471 do. corn, do.

str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, gen cargo.

str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, do.

p.3 Kingston Fire Brigade - Excursion through Thousand Islands on str. Watertown.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1867