The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1874

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The Governor-General was present at the start of the yachts this morning, on the opening of the Regatta.

The race which was exclusively for yachts belonging to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, was for the Prince of Wales' Cup and a gold medal presented by His Excellency, with $50 added; a silver medal, also presented by His Excellency, with $50 added, to go to the second yacht. The whole extent of the course, which had been very carefully buoyed out, was 32 miles, and such as to well test the sailing qualities of the craft.

The following yachts competed: Oriole, Brunette, Coral, Lady Stanley, Ripple, Rivet, Gorilla and Gratine. The start was a good one, Lady Stanley leading, and Oriole last. After a few minutes the forestay of the Lady Stanley gave way, and down came all her head gear, obliging her to give up the contest. The weather was very fine, with a steady topsail breeze from the south-west. The race was won by the schooner Oriole, 96 tons, which made the distance in 4 hours 36 minutes.

The race tomorrow will be for the Championship Flag for Lake Ontario, given by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, to be sailed for annually, at Toronto, open to all yachts with $200 added; second prize $100. For this race all the yachts that competed today have entered, and in addition the Ida and Annie Cuthburt. Entrance fee, $10. This will be followed by a race for second class yachts, open to all yachts and sailing crafts under 15 tons. 1st prize $30, and the Governor General's Bronze Medal; 2nd prize, $20.

His Excellency is expected to accompany the first race on a fast tug engaged for the occasion.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

Laid Up - Several propellers of large dimensions were laid up at Chicago last week, owing to the low rates for freight.

Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf - tug Glide left with barge Energy with 13,000 bushels corn; Fortitude, 11,758 bush. corn; Consort, 9,226 bush. corn and 820 bush. peas. The barque Arabia sailed for Chicago with 255 tons packing salt.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: prop. Scotia, from Chicago, 3,542 bush. wheat; schr. Jas. R. Benson, Milwaukee, 1,900 bush. wheat. Departures: for Montreal, per tug Wren, barge Minnie, 13,800 bush. wheat; Hinch, 12,430 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Spartan from Montreal; prop. East, do.; Africa, do.; Argyle, Bay City; str. Norseman, Charlotte; Algerian, Hamilton.

Port Colborne, Sept. 1st (sic - should be 2nd ?) - Down: schrs. H. Howard, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Maize, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Grace Whitney, do., do., lumber; prop. Empire, do., do., gen. cargo; Brooklyn, Milwaukee, do., do.; steambarge Schnoor (sic), Detroit, do., wheat; schr. Jane Ralston, Toledo, do., lumber; Elgin, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Amaria, do., do., do.; W. Jack, Detroit, do., staves; S. Blood, do., Oswego, wheat; tug Metamora, Au sable, Prescott; barge G. Manly, do., do., timber; H. Benson, do., do., do.; Frank Russell, do., do., do.; schr. New Dominion of Port Rowan, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; S.D. Hungerford, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; H.G. Cleuhand (sic), Chicago, Kingston, do.; Geo. Thurston, East Saginaw, timber; Victor, Toledo, do., corn.

Up: steambarge Clinton, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; schr. B. Barwick, Medcalfe, Bay City, do.; J.H. Breck, Kingston, Salmon River; E. Stewart, Toronto, Port Colborne, light; Yankee Blade, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Huron, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; H.P. Murray, Cobourg, Cleveland, do.; Oriental, Kingston; J.G. Jenkins, Oswego, Chicago, coal; prop. Maine, do., do., do.; Ocean, St. Catharines, Milwaukee, light; schr. Denmark, Kingston, Port Colborne, do.; A. Saxon, do., Toledo, do.; Laura Belle, Charlotte, Chicago, coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1874