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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1874

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p.1 Dominion Day in Bath - (part) The regatta was a great success, a little more wind would have made the race more exciting. Six open boats entered, and sailed round an eight mile course, buoyed, from a position off Finkle's Dock to a south-east buoy off Captain Skene's farm on Amherst Island, then to a buoy off Berry's Point, and across to one off Finkle's Point and home to starting buoy. The new fine Bath-built open boat Dauntless, owned by Mr. Isaac Lewis and commanded by Mr. John Hoselton won the first prize, rounding the warning buoy twenty minutes ahead of the Razor-strap, owned and commanded by Mr. Wm. Howard, winning the second prize. The third prize was won by the Fisher, owned and commanded by Mr. Thos. Howard, who came in five minutes behind the Razor-strap. The prizes were $10 for first boat, $5 for second, and $2 for third. The other boats came in succession, five or ten minutes time of one another. Very likely from the jealous strife which was manifested by the competitors this regatta will be the means of infusing new blood into the Bath maritime gentry, and the prospect is that another Dominion Day will witness some fine fast sailing boats in our harbour to compete at the regatta.We hope that a regatta club will be organized and supported, and that Bath will once more reclaim the honour of turning out the fastest boats on the lakes.

Board of Trade - (part) A communication was read from the Deputy Minister of Marine & Fisheries referring to the act respecting the registration, inspection and classification of vessels. On motion of Mr. Ford, the communication was referred to the committee who had previously had the matter in charge.

p.2 Body Found - of sailor from barque White Oak.

The barque Norway, belonging to Messrs. Calvin & Breck, capsized in a violent squall on Lake Erie yesterday.

The mail steamers appear to be exceedingly unfortunate and liable to accidents in their trips up and down the lakes and the River St. Lawrence. The following telegram was received from Valleyfield this morning: -

"The steamer Corinthian struck a rock in the Cascade Rapids yesterday about 5 p.m. All the passengers are reported safely ashore. The steamer Bohemian is going up this morning to ascertain her condition."

A private telegram from a gentleman on board says: "We arrived safe and well in Montreal this afternoon. The Corinthian does not leak at all."

Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart - prop. Shickluna, from Toledo, 4,000 bush. corn; schr. Telegraph, from Toledo, 13,700 bush. wheat; departures for Montreal per tug Wren, barges Robin, 17,000 bush. corn; Siren, 22,300 bush. wheat; Falcon, 18,900 bush. corn; and Swan, 16,500 bush. wheat.

J. Swift & Co. - strs. York, from Toronto; Passport from Hamilton; Magnet from Montreal; Kincardine from Oswego; prop. R.W. Standly from Hamilton; Georgian from Port Stanley; steambarge Kitty Friel and barges left for Ottawa; tug E. Canon and barges left for Rideau canal.

Montreal Transportation Company - schr. New Dominion from Toledo, 12,263 bush. wheat; Tug Active with barges Amazon, Chicago, St. Lawrence, Harvest, McArthur, J.B. and Bertie, light; tug Active will leave with Chicago, 21,500 bush. wheat; Harvest, 16,500 bush. corn; Advance, 13,000 bush. wheat; Cruiser, 9,159 bush. wheat; and Fortitude, 11,250 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, July 7th - Down: schrs. Maria Scott, Chicago, Oswego, corn; H.W. Hoag, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Tailor, Chicago, Kingston, do.; G.W. Davis, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; prop. Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barque Cavalier, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; schrs. Turner and Keller, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Ayr, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Conneaut, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Northumberland, Kincardine, Kingston, do.; Olive Branch of Picton, Erie, Cobourg, coal; J.G. Jenkins, Manzanilla, New Dominion of Toronto.

Up - barque Arctic, Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop. City of Concord, Oswego, Chicago, do.; schrs. Nevada, do., do., salt; New Dominion of Picton, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; J.R. Noyes, Oswego, Chicago, salt; barque Cecilia, Collinsby, Cedar Creek, light; Magellan, do., Bay City, do.; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, coal; S.R. Merritt, Kingston, Toledo, light; Orkney Lass, do., do., do.; Morning Light, do., Detroit, do.; John Dunn, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Ann Maria, Kingston, Cleveland, light; prop. Granite State, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; schr. New Dominion of Port Rowan, Kingston, blank, light; barque Mary Jane, do., Bay City, do.; schr. Jennie Mullen, Oswego, Windsor, coal; steambarge Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Port Huron, light; schrs. Samana, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Smith & Post, Oswego, Detroit, light; Southampton, Kingston, Bay City, do.; M. Stalker, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; brig C.G. Breck, Port Colborne, do., light; schrs. Lilly Hamilton and Philo Scovill.

At elevator - schrs. J. Bigel, Lucinda, Vanvalkenburgh, M.L. Higgie.

In harbour - schrs. Southampton, Smith and Post, M. Stalker, barque Arctic, schrs. New Dominion of Port Rowan and B.K. Alexander.

We have received a copy of the sixth annual report of the Department of Marine & Fisheries for the year ending the 30th of June, 1873. The report is one of great value, and contains numerous interesting appendices, one of which is that of Mr. Wilmot's report on the Fish Breeding Establishment at Newcastle. It is stated that a powerful fog bell weighing 1,000 lbs. worked with clock-work machinery was erected last season in the vicinity of the lighthouse at Nine Mile Point, Simcoe Island, about nine miles south-west of Kingston. The bell is sounded during foggy weather and snow storms, and has been of much service to vessels in such weather making Kingston harbour. The cost of the bell, machinery, and bell tower amounted to $1,273.62, and it is attended to by the keeper of the light house at that place.

p.3 Montreal, July 8th - The steamer Corinthian, of the Canadian Navigation Company, yesterday afternoon grounded near the Cascade Rapids during a heavy gale from the southward. A number of the passengers, some 250 were on board, reached the city by train in the evening and the remainder will come down by boat or train this morning. It is expected that the steamer which is not making any water will be floated this afternoon.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1874