The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1874

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p.2 Yacht Race - At a race which was sailed at Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie, the Ina, owned by a gentleman in Kingston, came in first, and another Canadian boat, the Cuthbert, was second. The American judges, however, determined that the American boats should win by fair means or foul, ruled the Ina out because she wouldn't allow a scrutineer on board, and the Cuthbert because she had a scrutineer on board.



The Harbour - never looked better, the large number of schooners, tugs, steamers, barges, yachts and little boats, all decked out in their gayest bunting and sporting the Dominion Flag, or the time-honoured Union Jack; these all flitting hither and thither presented a scene of unusual activity and pleasure.

The Maud - This popular steamer carried large numbers of passengers to and from the Cape who desired to enjoy a pleasant sail. Mr. Elliott's reputation as a caterer is so firmly established that it has done much to popularize the Maud and the Cape Vincent route, and we are certain that on Saturday next he may depend on having a large number of patrons under his charge.

The Pierrepont made a trip to the Island every hour, carrying numbers over to the Presbyterian or Roman Catholic pic-nics, and away from the dust and bustle of the city. Crowds gathered on the wharves to watch the regatta, or to wait for the incoming or outgoing steamers.

The Algerian, the admiration of all, lay at the dock, at the foot of Clarence street, flaunting her new colours and pretty as a picture. It was expected that she would have made her first trip yesterday, but although there was a large crowd of carpentery employed, and Mr. McMahon had a small army of painters at work, it was found impossible to get her quite ready, but it was expected that she would get off today. She will be commanded by Captain Trowell, who has been a long time in the service of the company, and is a gentleman of large experience and matured judgement. It is intended to make the trial trip to Prescott, and we hope that this handsome boat, one of the handsomest that sails on the lakes, will have much prosperity.

At Carruther's wharf a large crowd of people commenced to gather about ten o'clock waiting for the arrival of the Rochester, which was advertised to make an excursion among the Thousand Islands, and was also expected to bring down the firemen from Belleville. However, 11 o'clock arrived and half-past, and there was no steamer. At about a quarter to twelve she made her appearance, crowded with passengers, having fully 500 on board; nearly all these were landed, when another large crowd got on board and the Rochester proceeded on her trip among the Thousand Islands, where we have no doubt a most enjoyable afternoon was spent. The boat arrived at 7:45 o'clock, and re-imbarked her Belleville and Picton passengers.

The Kincardine - The Belleville Firemen arrived down by the fine steamer Kincardine, accompanied by a large number of their friends. The Kincardine appears to get a large share of the excursion and pic-nic business this summer, for which she is admirably adapted, being very roomy. She is found to be a great accommodation for freights and passengers from Belleville, Picton, and the Bay villages to Oswego and other points in the United States.

The Regatta - The weather was all that could be desired for the regatta. At ten o'clock, the hour for starting, there was a light breeze from the south-west, which gradually increased during the day. The following boats were entered:

Humming Bird - Mr. Eccles.

Emma - Mr. G. Offord.

Belle - Mr. Robertson.

Stranger - Mr. C. Bowman.

Phantom - Mr. H. Cunningham.

Una - L. Deroun.

Girl of the Period - Mr. J. Adams.

Letter B. (of Chaumont, N.Y.) - Mr. Becker.

No Joke - Mr. Smithers.

The Thistle was entered, but did not start. The Una and Humming Bird on rounding the Shoal Tower the second time stuck fast for a few minutes, but they had previously lost their chances of winning the race, so that it did not matter much. The course was from Swift's dock to a buoy at Portsmouth harbour, thence to Snake Island, thence back to Kingston, round the tower, thence to a buoy at the foot of Garden Island, back to the Shoal Tower, and repeated.

The Emma came in first, about ten minutes ahead of the Letter B., to whom she had to allow ten minutes for the difference in the tonnage; the Letter B. was second, and the Belle third. The first prize was $50, second $25, and the third the entrance fees. There was no rowing or sculling races.

Marine Intelligence

Jones & Miller's wharf - prop. Asia, from Milwaukee, lightened 5,000 bush. wheat; prop. Lake Ontario, from Chicago, 5,000 bush. corn.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schr. City of Manitowoc, from Milwaukee, 21,600 bush. wheat. Departures: barges Quebec, 13,900 bush. corn; Albert, 3,471 bush. wheat, 9,400 bush. corn.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Knight Templar, from Chicago, 17,600 bush. wheat; Morning Light, from Detroit, 13,800 bush. wheat; Annie Marie, from Milwaukee, 16,021 bush. wheat; Jennie White, from Chicago, 15,550 bush. wheat; Azore, from Chicago, 12,140 bush. wheat; Tom Parsons, from Chicago, 18,858 bush. wheat; E. Cohen, from Toledo, 17,269 bush. corn. The tug Active left with the schr. Richardson, 250 tons coal for Montreal, and the barges Toledo, 21,553 bush. wheat; Milwaukee, 21,414 bush. wheat; Lancaster, 15,921 bush. wheat, and 39 tons pressed hay; Lorne, 15,152 bush. wheat and 30 tons pressed hay; Staghound, 10,100 bush. wheat; Dreadnought, 265 tons coal; Cayuga, 19,381 corn; Montreal, 19,000 bush. wheat; Consort, 10,125 bush. wheat; Convoy, 9,000 bush. wheat; Wanda, 10,700 bush. wheat; Relief, 12,148 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co. - prop. Standley up; Queen from Gananoque; prop. Calabria up; str. Magnet up; Passport down; Kincardine from Chicago.

Port Colborne, July 1st - Down: prop. City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Pride of America, Big Creek, Kingston, timber; Wawanosh, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Shandon, Sheboygan, Montreal, timber; prop. Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; steam barge Enterprise, Dresden, Montreal, lumber and woodenware; schr. G.B. Stoven, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Up: schr. Reindeer, Kingston, Toledo, light; Undine, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Wacousta, do., do., do.; Emerald, New Dominion, Toronto, Ashtabula, light; J. Magee, Oswego, Chicago, coal; George Smith, do., do., do.; West Side, Oswego, Chicago, salt; prop. L. Shickluna, Montreal, Detroit, gen. cargo; brig Lucy J. Clark, Pt. Colborne, Chicago, light; schr. Jura, Pt. Colborne, Cleveland, light; Mary Lydia, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Shamrock, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; S.D. Hungerford, Huron; prop. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Cleveland, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; Antelope of Chatham, Kingston, Church Smills, light; Wave Crest, Kingston, Patsdam, salt; Olive Branch of Picton, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore.

In harbour - tugs Moore and Balize; schr. Mary Lydia, and Wave Crest.

p.3 Man Missing - A man is missing from the schooner White Oak, Capt. Dix. The hands were all shipped yesterday, and were therefore strangers to each other. The man who is missing went on board about half-past nine o'clock, and was missed in about half an hour afterwards. A boat was put out and careful search made, but no trace of him could be discovered. The body was grappled for this morning, but could not be found either, and it is therefore uncertain whether he was drowned or not. The man left a carpet-bag, which was opened at the police office, but nothing could be discovered to identify the person. The captain says he was a low set man.

Large Tow - The tug Active had a tow of 12 barges and a schooner yesterday, which is the largest tow that ever left this port.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1874