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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1873

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Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - schrs. D.G. Fort, Chicago, 23,331 bush. wheat; Fanny Campbell, Toledo, 19,000 bush. corn; H.P. Murray, Port Dalhousie, 10,072 bush. wheat; prop. America, Milwaukee, lightened 5,795 bush. wheat; Oliver Mowat, Port Dalhousie, 18,004 bush. wheat; Hibernian, Port Dalhousie, 5,681 bush. wheat; G.C. Trumpff, Chicago, 22,781 bush. wheat; Bermuda, Port Dalhousie, 8,000 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Bavarian passed up last night, and the prop. America also passed up. The steamer Magnet passed down this morning about half-past nine, having been detained by the storm. The Ben Folger arrived from Sodus with 200 tons coal.

The schr. D. Fort was got off the Egg shoal last night about nine o'clock. An elevator was sent out, and lightened her, but as there was great danger of the elevator being broken, it did not stay longer. It took out enough, however, to enable the two harbour tugs, Lady Franklin and H.M. Mixer, to get her off.

Port Colborne, Sept. 25th - Up: schrs. Ariadne, Monticello, Sarah Jane, New Dominion of Quebec, Otonabee, Winona, Lincoln, Dell, H. Walls, H.F. Merry, Delos de Wolfe, L. Seaton, prop. City of Toledo, schrs. Cossack, Clayton, Baller, schr. Cortez, Granada.

Down: prop. Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Annandale, Toledo, Belleville, coal; Sweet Home, McDonald's Point, Kingston, staves; Olive Branch of Picton, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Prabler ?, Bay City, Oswego, hoops; Lewis, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Theresa, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Almena, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Jane Ralston, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; Arial, Amherstburgh, Quebec, gen. cargo; H. Rooney, Toledo, Kingston, timber; prop. Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Acacia, Cleveland, Niagara, coal; North Star, do., Hamilton, do.; Queen of the Lakes, do., Toronto, do.; E.P. Dorr, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn and wheat; Mary Taylor, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

Collision In The Welland Canal - The Prince Alfred, bound from Kingston to Chicago, with salt, and the schooner Oriental, bound from Toledo to Kingston with timber, collided on Saturday in the Welland Canal, about three miles below Port Colborne. The Prince Alfred was badly damaged about the bow. She was hit on the stern, and her nightheads broken in and breast-hooks carried away. She came to this port for repairs, which is being attended to at Messrs. Mills & Welch's yard. She arrived on Sunday evening. The Oriental is the same vessel that collided with and sunk the schooner Cecelia a few days ago. Both collisions on the same trip and within a day or two's time. [Buffalo Express]


The great race between the yachts Lady Stanley, Ina, and Cora came off in the harbour today, and created a good deal of excitement. The yachts had been at the Belleville regatta, and several gentlemen interested in aquatic sports in Kingston invited them down to try their sailing powers in Kingston harbour for a purse. The invitation was accepted and about $175 was subscribed. There were to be two races - one for the first-class boats, and another for second-class boats. In the first class, $100 was to be given to the first boat, and $50 to the second; and in the other $25 was to be given to the first.

The three yachts got into position at a buoy opposite Swift's wharf, and about 10:45 a start was made - Mr. James Wilson acting as starter and judge. The course was to a buoy moored off Garden Island, back to the harbour, then up to a buoy moored off Four Mile Point, thence to the harbour buoy again, down the river to Milton Island, then up to Four Mile Point and back - a distance of about 28 miles. The wind was very favourable for the race, although somewhat light; but the sailing qualities of the boats were well shown. The Lady Stanley was beautifully sailed, as was the Ina, but the Coral was evidently badly managed. On her first return from Garden Island, she ran foul of a boat moored alongside the buoy, which held her back, and virtually put her out of the race. On account of her tonnage, the Lady Stanley had to allow the Ina five minutes and a half; but the general opinion seemed to be that the Lady Stanley was the best boat in a heavy wind. As it was she came in first, and only lost the match by 45 seconds, the Coral being nowhere. The following is the official time:- Lady Stanley, 3 h. 15 m.; Ina, 3 h. 19 m. 45 s. The Coral was not in sight when the other two arrived.

The second class race was a good one, the boats sailing well together, and the race pretty closely contested. The course was twice round the buoy at Garden Island, and up to Four Mile Point. The first boat was about three minutes ahead of the second, but between the second and third there was scarcely a minute. The other boats were well up. The following is the order of winning:

1. Sunbury, owned by Mr. Phippen, of Belleville.

2. A new boat belonging to Mr. H. Cunningham, the name of which we did not learn.

3. Lady Kate, owned by Wm. Henry, Belleville.

4. Island Maid, belonging to Mr. George King.

5. Hard Tack, belonging to Mr. A. McCorkell.

As usual in small races, we believe there was a protest entered on account of some buoy not being placed, but the judges did not entertain it.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1873