The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1871

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p.2 The Regatta - The yacht race on Saturday resulted in favour of the John Power, Island Maid being second, and the Mena third. At the commencement of the race, and for some time after the start, the wind was so light that the race promised to be a very dull affair, but the breeze gradually freshened during the afternoon and a very pretty race was the result, and a good deal of public attention was created. At the start not more than a dozen persons were present, and these were all more or less personally interested in the boats. There were five boats started in the large class, viz., the John Power, Island Maid, Mena, Belle and Girl of the Period, and at the finish they came in, in the above order. The course was twice round Garden Island. The small boats contesting went once round Cedar and Garden Islands, and the result was as follows:- Qui Vive, first; Idler, second; Blue Eyed Maid, third; Confederation, fourth; and Arrow, fifth. There is nothing particular to report in either of the races. We believe that everything was considered fair and square, and there was no cause for dispute. In the larger yachts the Island Maid took the lead and maintained it for the first heat, but the breeze gradually freshened and the Power passed her and arrived at the winning buoy three minutes ahead.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1871