The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1871

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p.2 The Regatta - The yacht race today (Saturday) attracted a good deal of public attention, and the wind being a wholesale fresh breeze the affair was sufficiently spirited. The boats which started were the Truant, Mena, Power, Belle, Hard Tack, and Game Cock, and the course, a distance of sixteen miles, was from the Queen's Wharf to George's Barn, Wolfe Island, thence across the harbour, and turn round the Martello Tower by the fish market, thence around a buoy at Four Mile Point and back to starting buoy. The start was extremely good and shortly after the boats separated as follows:- Truant leading was followed by Mena and Power, the former having a slight advantage, Belle being a tolerable fourth. This position was maintained, the Truant all the while widening the gap between herself and the others, up to rounding the Martello Tower. At this time the Truant was six minutes 7 seconds ahead of the Mena, the second boat, and 8 minutes 5 seconds ahead of the Power, which was third. The Belle was fourth, Hard Tack fifth, and Game Cock sixth. This was the position of the race when the News went to press, and barring accidents, it was probable that there would be no change to the finish.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1871