The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1868

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p.2 -The steamer Corinthian left Montreal this morning, her repairs having been completed.

Accident To the Steamer Grecian - The steamer Grecian yesterday afternoon struck the Split Rock, in the Cedars Rapids, and sunk, and now lies in five feet water at the bows, and eight feet at the stern.

Montreal, July 17th - The steamer Grecian struck last evening in the Cedar Rapids at Split Rock. The water rushed into the after part of the hold and cabin and saloon decks, but the vessel was immediately run into Sandy Bay, close by. The passengers and baggage were safely landed in boats and put on board the steamer Ottawa, which brought them here early this morning. Captain Kelly received the thanks of the passengers for the coolness shown in the trying emergency. The passengers numbered two hundred and fifty, many of them bound for the seaside watering places. If a panic had commenced the consequences would have probably have been disastrous. The Grecian now lies beached near the foot of the Beauharnois Canal.

The steamer Corinthian left this morning for the west in her place.

Aquatics - The public are informed in answer to numerous inquiries that the anticipated match between the Go Softly, of Gananoque, and the Pride of the Wave, of Kingston, is off, through the backing down of the owners of the first named boat. The facts of the case are these: the owner of Gananoque boat conceiving a dislike to the idea being generally entertained that his victory at the regatta on Dominion day was to be attributed to good luck rather than merit, challenged through the columns of the Daily News any of the boats which ran in that race, to compete with him for an amount ranging from $25 to $100, challenge to be open for one week. Messrs. Cunningham and Dix, owners of the Pride of the Wave, at once took up the gauntlet, and publicly notified through the same means their acceptance of the challenge. Wednesday, the last day of grace, and when the Pride of the Wave was hourly expecting word from Gananoque with the appointment of the time for the race, to their astonishment instead they received a telegram from that place saying that the owners of the Go Softly had sold their boat, but that the present owners will run her after the Lachine races, if the Pride of the Wave's men will make the amount $50. Now this of course is a clear back down on the part of the Gananoque men, for after the public challenge they had no right to sell their boat until the expiration of the time of the challenge unless a reservation was distinctly made with the purchasers that she should run in the event of the acceptance of the challenge. In future races here, of course, the owners of that boat should be rules out.

p.3 Port Arrivals & Departures - 17.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1868