The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The sloop Fanny Ledford arrived from Wolfe Island this morning with 1,000 bush wheat. The barges Falcon and Lark, light, arrived from Montreal this morning in tow of the steamer City of Hamilton. The schr Heather Bell left this afternoon for Toronto with 2,700 sacks salt.

Doran's wharf - The steam-barge Rose arrived this morning from the Rideau Canal with cordwood.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer Huron touched on her downward trip and took on board a number of barrels of potash.

The M.T. Company's wharf - The barge Oneida will leave tonight for Montreal with 19,000 bush wheat, and the prop East will proceed to Chicago this evening with 150 tons iron ore and a general cargo.

Garden Island - No arrivals since yesterday. The bark Fanny Campbell, light, cleared for Toledo. The schr Mary Taylor unloaded, but still remains getting her centre-board repaired.

The Regatta - The preparations are nearly completed for tomorrow's race, and the prospect at present at present is fair for a good day's sport. Several foreign boats have arrived, and the entries are safe to be sufficiently numerous in each class to make the race interesting. The entries, as usual in such cases, are procrastinated until the last moment, and as foreign boats are allowed until ten o'clock tomorrow morning for entering, it is impossible at present to publish the list of contesting vessels. The starting point where the Commodore's barge will be stationed is the Queen's wharf, and the time of starting and sailing courses are as follows:

Time - Sailing Race

First class - Warning gun at 9:45. To start at 10 o'clock.

Second class - " " " 10:15. " at 10:30 o'clock.

Third class - " " " 10:45. " at 11 o'clock.

Fourth class - " " " 11:15. " at 11:30 o'clock.

Sailing Courses

First class - To start from moorings opposite to the Queen's wharf, to buoy at George's barn, thence through the Batteau Channel (leaving Garden Island on the Port hand), round Simcoe Island to a buoy off Herchmer's Point, thence to a buoy off the Penitentiary, to the winning buoy at the Queen's wharf - and repeat.

Second and third classes - To start from Queen's wharf to George's barn, thence to buoy off Four Mile Point (keeping Garden Island on the Port hand), thence round Snake Island and Light (on starboard hand), thence to a buoy off Herchmer's Point, thence to Penitentiary buoy, and thence to winning buoy off Queen's wharf - and repeat.

Fourth class - Once round the course of the second and third class.

We are informed that it is the intention to make the course of third class boats once round the course instead of twice as first intended and published in the programme. The proceedings of the day will conclude with a supper at the British American Hotel at nine o'clock. It will be seen by an advertisement in another column that the steamer Watertown will run during the day, affording a good opportunity for fully seeing the races. A tolerably fresh breeze prevailed today, and most of the yachts took advantage of it to test their sailing powers with some of their competitors tomorrow.

p.3 ad - Wait For the Best - excursion to Clayton on str. Watertown.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1869