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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The sch Union Jack sailed this morning for St. Catherines with 125 tons coal.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The Cambria and White Oak will leave for Cleveland tonight with 700 tons iron ore. The sch Flying Scud sailed from Cobourg this morning, light.

It was found that the leak in the sch Peerless was more formidable than the inspection of Mr. Power gave reason to suppose, and the vessel will consequently be obliged to discharge and haul on to the marine railway.

Swift & Co's wharf - The prop Acadia passed up last night, and the prop Brantford down this morning. A telegram was received that the steamer St. Helen will arrive here at midnight. The steam barge R. Anglin arrived with 100 cords hard wood.

The break in the Beauharnois Canal has been repaired. The Corinthian passed through at half past six o'clock last evening.

Garden Island - No arrivals today. The sch Laura E. Calvin cleared today for above the Welland Canal.

The M.T. Company's wharf - The barge Burgess left this afternoon for Montreal with 9,000 bush wheat.

The sch. Peerless commenced unloading her cargo this afternoon at the Commercial wharf.

Kingston Regatta - (To the Editor) - The reports of the different committees formed at the meeting on Monday evening last to canvass the city for subscriptions will be laid before the club this evening at 8 p.m., and as the ultimate success of the undertaking depends on what these reports will show, a large meeting is expected. We earnestly hope that a cheerful response has been made to this appeal to the citizens, for it would be a disgrace to old Kingston if these committees say that they cannot raise sufficient funds to offer good prizes to yachts, both large and small, from a distance. With the finest harbour in Canada, and the reputation the city bears for liberality in these aquatic sports gained in years long gone by, surely there should be no such word as fail. We shall look anxiously for the result. Regatta or no regatta, that is the question -and we confidently hope that arrangements may be perfected by which the attendance of several of the Royal Canadian yacht squadron will be secured, as well as a fair show of the smaller boats from the harbours to the east of us and we would suggest to the committee, that if possible some prizes may be offered for the rowing clubs, now so numerous throughout the Province. Can't we get the St. John's crew here and give our citizens a chance of seeing their beautiful pulling? The fishermen too should not be forgotten, and a duck race would be a capital ending to the day's sport. But all these things require money, and let those who can put their hands in their pockets and help the effort generously. The City Council are, we understand, to be petitioned for a small grant, and we hope that they will show a liberal spirit. We will give more particulars and details of arrangements, etc., in our next issue. (From a correspondent)

p.3 ad - Excursion - on steamer Bay of Quinte, on 3rd August, to Thousand Islands.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1869