The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1876

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p.2 The Centennial Yacht

As announced yesterday the Countess of Dufferin arrived in the harbour in the afternoon, and was visited by a large number of persons. The following is a description of the vessel: She is 107 feet long over all, 24 feet beam, and will only draw six feet and a half when in racing trim. Her mainmast is 65, and her topmast 80 feet long. She carries a main boom 55 feet in length, and will spread nearly 4,000 yards of canvass. She has plenty of shear, and is the handsomest yacht that we ever saw. Her hull is painted black, and her decks of a light straw colour. She will probably be in full sailing trim next week. Her internal arrangements are very good; the main saloon is of moderate size, and surrounded by curtained berths; she is 221 tons register, but is so sharp fore and aft as to make her room less available; however, she will accommodate forty-eight in her cabin. Her counters are pared away very much, and her stern overhangs 11 feet. The Countess will be hauled out tomorrow on the Marine Railway, where she will undergo some alterations and improvements. Her canvass, which has been made by Oldrieve and Horn, will be completed, and a heavier mainmast will be put into her. On Saturday she will be launched and will probably be towed down to Montreal that evening. Yesterday afternoon a number of gentlemen enjoyed a trip on the yacht in the harbour. Vice-Commodore Gifford and Captain Cuthbert are very obliging to visitors. Mr. Barrett, of the Mail, has taken his quarters on board, and as representative of our enterprising contemporary he will proceed to New York on the yacht.

Marine Notes

The harbour is quiet, and arrivals are scarce, there being none to report. Several vessels were expected this afternoon.

G.M. Millar & Co. - The barge Minnie left for Prescott with 120 tons of phosphate.

Montreal Transportation Company - The tug Bronson arrived with the barges Harvest, Lorne, Toronto, Dalhousie, Glengarry, Kinghorn and Toledo. She left this afternoon with the Toledo 20,000 bush. wheat; Toronto, 18,882 bush. corn and 3,300 bush. wheat. The tug Glide arrived with the barges Cleveland and Cayuga with 1,170 tons of coal for Montreal.

Swift's Dock - The Corsican called from Hamilton, the Oswego Belle from Oswego, the Corinthian from Hamilton, the Dromedary from Hamilton and the Nile from Ogdensburg.

The schr. Magdala has been loaded with iron ore at the Grand Trunk Railway.

The tug Franklin arrived up the river with the barge Milwaukee, which struck in the Narrows a few days ago, and was grounded in Alexandria Bay. The Milwaukee has about 16,000 bushels wheat damaged.

Port Colborne, June 7th - Up - schrs. Emerald, Collinsby, Sault Ste. Marie, light; E. Murton, Hamilton, Cleveland, do.; props. America, Toronto, Toledo, do.; Acadia, Hamilton, do., do.; Buckeye, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. M. Bond, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Fellowcraft, Muskegon, Quebec, lumber; Grace Amelia, do., do., do.; A.J. Dewey, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Sligo, Presque Isle, do., timber; St. Lawrence, Sault Ste. Marie, do., timber; tug Favourite of Detroit, Muskegon, Quebec; prop. L. Shickluna, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Union, Russian, Cataract, prop. Buckeye.

Collinsby, June 7th - Arrivals - T.R. Merritt. Departures - Albatross, D. Freeman, Laura, Belle.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1876