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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1871

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Cobourg, Oct. 6th - The third and last day's race between the Toronto yacht Ina and the Gorilla of Cobourg came off this morning, resulting in a victory for the former. The boats started at 10:08 a.m., with a strong wind from the west-north-west, the atmosphere being very thick; and soon after leaving their moorings both yachts were out of sight. When they came in view again, off the south buoy at Cobourg, at 12:55 p.m., the Ina was ahead, and was under reefed mainsail and jib, the wind having considerably increased, and a high sea running. The Gorilla at this time was a long way astern, and appeared to be labouring heavily; soon after giving up the race and returning to port. The Ina weathered out the blow, and rounded the winning buoy at 3:04 p.m., doing the distance to be run in remarkably quick time. The much-debated question in yachting circles as to the superiority of the Ina over the Gorilla may be considered settled, from the fact of the former boat winning two races out of the three sailed.

Shipping News - At the M.T Company's wharf the Arabia, from Chicago, with 50,197 (sic) bushels wheat, and the Thurston, from Cleveland, with 16,086 bushels wheat, have arrived. The tug Bronson left with six barges containing 82,000 bushels of wheat and corn. The schooner Orient cleared for Chicago with 437 tons of railway iron, and the Bismarck cleared for the same port with 400 tons of a similar cargo. The tug Mink arrived with three barges from Montreal.

p.3 Rochester, Oct. 6th - The schooner Atlantic, from Port Hope with lumber, went ashore at one o'clock this morning, seven miles above this port, Genessee and sunk in nine feet of water, she is supposed to be badly damaged. The schooner Defiance from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Rogers & Co., St. Catharines, also went ashore at the same place about midnight and was scuttled by the crew. Both crews are ashore all safe. Lights on shore were taken for the Genessee Harbour lights and thus the disasters.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1871