Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1869
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p.2 The Regatta - The wind towards the latter part of the afternoon of yesterday died away as was anticipated, and the boats were as on the previous day for awhile almost becalmed, and it was past eight o'clock before either of them returned to harbour, the race having been again abandoned for the time. This morning the same boats again started at about half-past nine o'clock, the wind at the time blowing pretty fresh from the southwest, and shortly after the boats were well away the rain commenced to fall heavily. As on the previous day the start was a good one, and the boats went away well together; the Gorilla, however, soon drew away from the rest, and maintained her advantage until she entered the Batteau Channel and was lost to view. The Vanguard and Restless followed, and the Rivet and Mosquito brought up the rear. The following was the order in which the boats rounded the starting buoy upon the completion of the first course: The Gorilla - 1 o'clock 40 m.; The Vanguard, The Restless, The Mosquito, the Rivet.
The Gorilla rounded the buoy fifteen minutes ahead of the Vanguard, and was doing her work in good style with every prospect of victory. This evening will determine the affair, let the boats be in early or late. The wind was this afternoon very moderate from the south-west.
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- Rick Neilson
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