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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1876

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p.2 Cheap Excursions - The fine steamer Oswego Belle will commence a series of cheap excursions down the river on Sunday morning next. The boat will start at six o'clock in the morning, for Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Brockville, and will arrive at those places in time to allow parties to attend Divine Service, returning to Kingston about seven o'clock in the evening.

The Countess of Dufferin

This now famous yacht arrived in the harbour this afternoon at two o'clock, in order to be fitted up for her trip down to New York. She left Cobourg yesterday afternoon about one o'clock, and about nine last night she reached the Ducks. A strong head wind prevailed, and she was unable to reach the city until the time mentioned, and there was a large crowd watching her make her anchorage. Several yachts including the Zitella and Emma went out to meet her and escort her in. On arriving she fired a gun, and almost immediately after the steamer Rochester passed her coming down and saluted with its whistle, to which the yacht responded by dipping her colors. A large number of boats were soon put in requisition, and visits made to the Countess, which is agreed on all hands to be a very handsome boat. Mr. Burn, Manager of the Dominion Bank, Cobourg, and friends with Mrs. Cuthbert were passengers. A telegram to the Globe from Cobourg says: "A few ladies and gentlemen went with her for a pleasure sail, intending to return by rail. Her crew was sworn in by Surveyor C.E. Ewing. They consist of Major Gifford, V.C.R.C.Y.C., captain, Alex. Cuthbert, sailing master; Capt. J. Brotherston, navigator; W. Stocker, mate; Charles Boswell, steward; Capt. J. Bryant, Geo. Clancy, Chas. Patterson, John Grant, Henry Boyd, Thomas Roberts, seamen. After getting her new topsails and rigging at Kingston she will proceed to Quebec, where a new main-mast will be ready to put into her, the present one being found too small for such a large mainsail, which is said to be the largest ever made at Kingston. She has about two tons of provisions aboard of her, which shows that they don't mean to starve. On board there was a very good breeze at starting, and the captain expected to make the run to Kingston in seven or eight hours." The Countess of Dufferin will be open to all subscribers while she remains in port, which will two or three days.

Personal - Mr. W.H. Barrett, of the Mail, arrived from Toronto this afternoon to go on board the Countess of Dufferin, as the Mail's correspondent.

The Queen's Cup - The New York Herald says: "The New York Yacht Club have decided to accept the terms of the challenge made by Commodore Gifford, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, for the Queen's Cup race. The Club will name a yacht on the 1st of July, and sail her on the 10th, 12th, and 14th, with a proviso that if either of the contesting yachts is in a disabled condition on any of the days named for the races, a postponement shall be had for repairs. This action is commendable, inasmuch as it removes every obstacle to the contest, and the concession is made in a spirit showing true love for sport."

p.3 Marine Notes

The harbour today was not busy with grain, there being no arrivals to report, the wind being dead ahead.

At the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company's dock the tug Jessie Hall arrived with four light barges and the barge Quebec with 432 bars steel rails.

At Swift's dock the steamer Oswego Belle arrived from Belleville; the props. Argyle from Windsor; Cuba, from Montreal; Persia, from St. Catharines.

Garden Island - Arrived - schrs. Siberia, Bay City, timber; Wawanosh, do., do.; Southampton, do., do. Messrs. Calvin & Breck's fifth raft for Quebec left on Saturday evening in tow of the tug Chieftain. It was composed of 16 drams of timber and staves.

Collins' Bay, June 6th - Departures - schrs. Anglo Saxon and Shandon.

Port Colborne, June 6th - Up - barge Eureka, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; Indian, do., do., do.; steambarge Glasgow, do., do., do.; Abercorn, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; prop. Europe, Montreal, Duluth, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; barque Geo. Thurston, Thorold, Cleveland, light; Florida of Quebec, Brockville, Black River, light; Bismarck, Kingston, Cheboygan, do.; schrs. Union, Thorold, Port Ryerse, do.; Wm. Elgin, Kingston, Cleveland, do.; J.E. Bailey, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; E.P. Dorr, Ogdensburg.

Down - barque Fanny Campbell, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; London, Port Clinton, Kingston, do.; schrs. Cossack, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Huron, Bay City, Collinsby, staves; Grantham, Muskegon, Quebec, timber; Florida, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; prop. City of New York, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; steam barge Clinton, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; barge Grimsby, do., do., do.

In harbour - schrs. Union, Cataract, Russian, Geo. Thurston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1876