The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The bark Cavalier was unloaded at this wharf yesterday; she had 17,700 bush wheat. The schr Jane McLeod arrived from Toledo yesterday with 13,550 bush wheat. The barges Robin and Forth will leave for Montreal tonight with combined cargoes of 31,000 bush wheat. The bark Cavalier is loading pig iron for Racine.

Swift & Co's wharf - The sloop Greyhound arrived this morning from Oswego with a general cargo. The steamer Huron touched on her passage down this morning. The Magnet passed down last night.

Garden Island - Vessels arrived since yesterday: Schr Oriental, Bay City, oak timber. No departures.

The Regatta - The calm yesterday prevented the decision of the contest, and the event accordingly came off again today, the same boats starting. There was a fine breeze prevailing at the time of the start this morning, which was effected in most capital style, and punctually at ten o'clock. The start was remarkably even, and for several minutes it was impossible to place the boats, which, however, gradually assumed the following positions: The Mosquito slightly leading, followed by the Restless, the Vanguard a good third, the Gorilla fourth, and the Rivet fifth. The position was maintained for some time, but as the boats took the heavier breeze upon nearing Batteau Channel, the Vanguard took the lead, closely followed by the Restless and Mosquito, while it appeared evident that the Gorilla was fast making better her position, the heavy breeze being very favorable to her powers of sailing. Nearly in this order they entered the channel, and were lost to the spectators on the wharves until they again made appearance, when the Restless was well ahead. The following is the order and time of their rounding the starting buoy for the second course: The Restless - 1 o'clock 55 1/4 m; The Gorilla - 2 o'clock 3 m.; The Vanguard - 2 o'clock 4 1/4 m.; The Mosquito - 2 o'clock 14 1/2 m.; The Rivet - 2 o'clock 16 m.

The Restless rounded the barn buoy at 2 o'clock 20 m., and the Vanguard went round at 2 o'clock 26 3/4 m., showing a gain upon the Restless over the time at the rounding of the starting buoy of 2 1/4 minutes. The breeze was not so good during the afternoon, and at 3 o'clock the chances appeared altogether in favour of its dying away towards evening, thus again preventing the completion of the race. But should the wind hold out at its 2 o'clock strength there was little doubt but the Hamilton boat would take the race. There was a large number of spectators on the different wharves, and a good deal of interest was manifested in the race.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1869