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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At Carruthers' wharf the propeller Georgian took on board for Port Stanley eighteen hogsheads of sugar, 31 chests tea and a consignment of groceries. The Annie Mulvey is loading salt for Chicago. The tug Davis arrived from Traverse Bay yesterday, and landed 50 barrels of pork from Chicago.

At Swift's wharf the steamers Passport and Athenian passed down this morning. The steam-barge Cowie, from Ogdensburgh to Detroit, touched this morning. The Shickluna, Athenian and Kingston passed up this afternoon.

The Regatta - There is some talk today of a protest on the part of the Girl of the Period against the race yesterday, on the grounds that she was obliged to go to the rescue of the crew of the Belle, and lost the race in consequence. This is only a rumour, in which there is possibly no truth. It is quite certain that the Power had it all her own way when the accident occurred to her. She was a quarter of a mile ahead of the Truant, under a reefed mainsail and storm jib, and gaining surely under a reefed mainsail and whole jib; and her victory appeared certain. It is equally certain that the Truant would have been the second boat. Therefore any protest on the part of the Girl of the Period would only have the appearance of a shuille to compel a new race. Circumstances gave the victory to the Truant, and let her have it. It is the fortune of yachting, and must be expected.

The Boat Race - The race on Thursday afternoon between the yachts Truant, Powers and Girl of the Period, resulted in favour of the first named, owing altogether in the present instance to circumstances. The boats started at half-past three o'clock from Swift's wharf, the course being to Four Mile Point and back, round the Martello Tower near the fish market, round Garden Island, and home to starting buoy, when the Power took the lead, the Truant being second, and the Girl of the Period third. The Belle accompanied the boats, but in no official capacity. The boats were working towards Four Mile Point, and the Power was about a quarter of a mile ahead, when her shrouds gave way, and of course she had nothing for it but to take off her canvas and proceed to her moorings, which she did under her jib. In the meantime the Belle was capsized, or was filled with water over her lee side, and the Girl of the Period, seeing she was in danger, went to her rescue, and thus she was thrown out of the race. This circumstance gave the Truant a clear walk over the course.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1871