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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1874

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Dominion Day

Open To All Boats Under 11 Tons.

No restrictions as to canvas or ballast.

A plan of the course will be given to each boat at the time of making entry.

All boats to be entered, and entrance fee ($1) paid at Capt. Allen's Tug Office before 7 p.m. of the day previous to the race.

All boats to report at Capt. Allen's Tug office the day previous to the race for measurement.

Tonnage time to be 15 seconds per ton.

All boats to be at moorings at 9:30 a.m. Start to be at 10 a.m. sharp.

All protests must be entered before 9 p.m. of day of race.

Prizes will be paid at 11 a.m. July 2nd.

All buoys to be turned to starboard.

Three boats starting will make a race.


First Boat, $50; Second Boat, $20; and Third Boat will receive the entrance fees.

In addition there will be a sculling match, open to all boats belonging to vessels in the harbour, Prize $5; Boy's Skiff Race, open to all boys under 14, Prize, $5.

Sailing Committee - Capt. J. Allen, G.S. Oldrieve, and A. Macphie.

Starter - A. Macphie. June 24th

Alarm of Fire - This afternoon at about four o'clock an alarm was raised that the steamer Spartan was on fire, which was discovered behind the bulkhead. Had the fire occurred at night, when out on the lake, it might have made such headway before being discovered as to be beyond control. As it was, the pony engiine was turned on and quickly put it out.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

Port Colborne, June 23rd - Down: schr. J.R. Noyes, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; str. Argyle, Wilkes Point, Hamilton; schr. Westside, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Lillie Parson, do., do., do.; Hungerford, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Cleveland, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Southampton, Bay City, Kingston, timber; D. Freeman, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Wacousta, do., do., do.; Senator Blood, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Gold Hunter, Pt. Huron, Kingston, staves; Orient, Chicago, Oswego; A.P. Grover, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; P. Bennett, Pigeon Bay, St. Catharines, timber; Kate Kelly, Chicago, Oswego, corn; barque Mary Jane, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schr. Lewis Ross, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Undine, Cleveland, Toronto, corn, oil and grease; steambarge W.R. Robertson, Pt. Elgin, Kingston, wheat; schr. Lily Hamilton, Toledo, Kingston, corn; T.R. Merritt, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Mediterranean, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; barque Crotia, Wheatley, Kingston, timber; schr. Beverleigh, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Albacore, Leamington, Pt. Dalhousie, timber; Miami Belle, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; barque Alexander, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Magellan, do., do., do.; schr. Picton, Ashtabula, Hamilton, coal; prop. Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Minnie Williams, Chicago, Oswego, corn; New Dominion of Pt. Rowan, Pt. Elgin, Kingston, wheat; barque Geo. W. Thurston, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schr. Willie Kellar, Pt. Huron, Oswego, lumber; Lincoln, Dall Smith and Post, Clayton Belle, barque Gibraltar, schr. Valentine, Mineral State.

Up: schr. Mary Grover, Toronto, Cleveland, light; A. Mosher, Port Colborne, Chicago, light; Monticello, Port Colborne, Chicago, light; Paragon, Toronto, Ashtabula, light; barge O.J. Hall, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; Church, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; Eureka, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; India, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; schrs. Melrose, Oriental.

In harbor - steam barges Belle P. Cross and Toro; schrs. A. Moshier, Mary Grover, Tecumseh, Amoskeag, J.J. Hill, Melrose, Oriental.

The barque Geo. Thurston had a collision on the river. She lost her yawl and sustained some other damages.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1874