The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1871

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p.2 Kingston Yacht Club - A meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club was held on Monday evening in the office of Mr. Haven, Clarence street, for the purpose of electing office-bearers of the Club, and to make preliminary arrangements for the regatta during the week of the Provincial Fair. The following was the result:- Mr. R.T. Walkem was elected President of the Club, Mr. J.J.B. Jones, Vice-President, and Mr. J. Wilson, Commodore. The following gentlemen were named as the committee of management for the regatta:- Messrs. Allen, J. Walkem, Haven, Captain Allen, R. Makins, J. Swift, Macphie, Stewart and Captain McGill. The meeting was attended by a number of gentlemen interested in yachting.

Mr. Kinghorn's New Steamboat - Mr. Kinghorn's new composite steamboat, now in course of construction at Messrs. Power & Son's Shipyard, is rapidly progressing towards completion, and her launch has been fixed for the evening of Saturday next. She already has the appearance of a very fine vessel, and promises to be a welcome acquisition to the port, and very creditable to the enterprise of Mr. G.M. Kinghorn.

Shipping News - There is little to report in the shipping world today. The wind has been blowing a gale from the south west for several hours, which has had a tendency to somewhat delay vessels proceeding up lake.

The St. Helen passed down last night, and the Corsican and Abyssinian down this morning, and the Acadia up, touching at Swift's wharf.

At Gurney and Glidden's wharf the steambarge Nile, with two barges, arrived this morning from the Rideau with lumber, and proceeded to Ogdensburgh. The schooner Consuelo is loading iron ore for Oswego.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1871