The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1871

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p.2 A New Yacht - A splendid new yacht is building at Cape Vincent, and will be ready to compete with our boats on Dominion Day. She is of large size, about 32 tons, and is being built for A.D. Shaw, Esq., United States Consul at Toronto, and her model is reported to be one of the finest. We are informed that there is another fine yacht on the stocks at Brockville.

Shipping News - The barge Falcon arrived at J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf last evening with 144 tons of railway iron for Toronto and will return to Montreal this evening with 19,000 bushels of wheat.

At Swift's wharf - The propeller Acadia passed up yesterday afternoon, and the Corsican and Dominion down. The propeller City of London and the Shickluna is telegraphed to arrive this afternoon from Chicago.

At Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The steam barge Nile, with two barges, left last night for Cape Vincent with 300 cords of shingle bolts.

The Wreck of the Whitehall - The steamer Whitehall which sunk some time since in Mud Lake, near Newboro, and upon which a number of hands from Kingston has been at work for about ten days, for the purpose of raising her, accomplished their purpose yesterday, and, with a barge on each side of her succeeded in conveying her as far as Newboro. The steam pump was then set to work upon her and was continued for about four hours when the raised vessel suddenly doubled up, having broken in the centre and sunk. Of course all chance of raising her is now gone, and we understand that it is the intention of the owners to turn their attention to raising the machinery, leaving the broken hull to its fate.

The Yacht John Power - This fine little craft is getting in a new rudder of solid iron frame filled in, and is getting ready for the purpose of accompanying the competing boats at the regatta tomorrow as a tender in case of accidents. There is no boat here at present able to compete with the John Power, but it is likely that upon Dominion Day she will have an opportunity of testing her powers of sailing with rivals worthy of her.

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The Camanche, from Chicago, arrived this morning with 18,000 bushels of wheat.

On Saturday two fine schooners left Toronto with valuable cargoes for the Maritime Provinces. The D.M. Foster, for Halifax, with flour, corn and provisions; she is commanded by Captain Patterson, and owned by Messrs. Silvester & Giles. The Magdala, for St. John's, Newfoundland, with flour, corn, oatmeal and other provisions. The Magdala is the first vessel ever loaded in Toronto for that port; she is commanded by Captain Farewell. Both vessels were loaded by Mr. W.H. Howland.

The Public Holiday - (part) ... the start of the boats has been appointed at half past eight o'clock in the morning...The start of the boats will take place from the Grand Trunk wharf, and the competition will be confined to second and third class boats, the former for a prize of fifteen dollars, and the latter ten dollars; the second boat to save its entrance fee, which is one dollar. In the first race the entrances thus far are Island Maid, Belle, Adams and Coulter, and in the second the Arrow, Confederation Junk, Qui Vive, Blue-eyed Maid and Dauntless. Mr. Power, jr., will attend the boats in case of accidents in his yacht John Power...

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1871