The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1876

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p.2 The Reflectors - The reflectors sent from Ottawa for the city clock have been erected. So far as the city is concerned, they are a failure, as the time can scarcely be told on the dials at the south and west sides. As a lighthouse, however, the clock will be more visible than before.

p.3 A New Steamer - The steamer Armenia, which was launched at Picton in the beginning of last May, left Kingston this afternoon for Picton. The Armenia is a very fine boat, owned by Messrs. D. & W. McMurchy, of Picton. She has an elegantly fitted up cabin and a fine, roomy deck, being especially suited for excursion parties. The deck allows plenty of room for dancing and other amusements. The engine and machinery were manufactured at the Atlantic Foundry, the work being superintended by Mr. John Crawford. The engine is of fifty horse power, and when tried yesterday worked remarkably smooth for a new piece of machinery. The boiler was also tested yesterday by the Government Inspector, and stood the full test well, the pressure being on for about twenty minutes. Mr. G. Simmons will be the engineer of the boat. She will run between Kingston and Picton daily, leaving Kingston in the morning and returning in the evening. We have no doubt she will get a fair share of patronage on her route.

Yachting Notes

Belleville Races - In the yacht races at Belleville yesterday the buoy blew away. The Emma, of Kingston, was the only boat that sailed round the course, the other yachts having withdrawn. The judges have not yet decided which boat won the cup on Saturday.

Ogdensburg - A telegram from Ogdensburg states that Mr. Robertson's Laura has won the $100 prize.

The Kingston boats are expected to do good things at the Cape this afternoon.

The Countess of Dufferin - The Mail's despatch of yesterday says that the Countess of Dufferin sailed splendidly going down the river, as far as she had gone outsailing everything she came across. On Monday she was becalmed at Fox River.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1876