p.1 The Ocean Yacht Race - for Bennett Challenge Cup; competing yachts were the Idler, Wanderer, Tidal Wave, America, and Canadian schooner Countess of Dufferin - details.
p.2 The Canadian Yacht - The New York Commercial Advertiser says: "Those who feared that the Countess of Dufferin would carry everything before her are much elated this morning over the result. The fact that she arrived in ahead of the Tidal Wave and the America speaks very well in her favour. Besides, the race was her first appearance in any contest, and it is not to be expected that she would mark her first appearance with victory. Yachtsmen who have seen her under sail are firm in their belief that there is speed in her, and that the result of the day will not affect her owners. Faults not discovered heretofore have probably been brought to light, and the chances of the Countess in the forthcoming race with the Madeline are not lessened. It only remains to be said that that there was considerable betting on the result, the foreigner being the favourite, with even odds for the Idler."
J. Swift's - Arrivals - strs. Corinthian from Montreal; Corsican, do., Hamilton; Magnet, do., Charlotte; props. Oswego Belle, do., Oswego; Acadia, do., Montreal; str. Armenia, do., Picton; steambarge Waterlily left for Ottawa.
G.M. Millar & Co. - arrived - schr. Speedwell, Toronto, 14,400 bush. wheat.
Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrivals - schrs. Mary Lyons, Chicago, 29,565 bush. oats; Penokee, Milwaukee, 18,800 bush. wheat; Thos. Parsons, Chicago, 29,567 bush. oats; Cossack, do., 19,300 bush. corn; Julia, Toronto, 7,300 bush. wheat; North Star, Whitby, 10,331 bush. peas, the tug Glide with barges Kinghorn, Corn Crib, Milwaukee, Glengarry, Toledo, Colborne, and Relief. The tug Glide left for Oswego with Cayuga, Cleveland, and two barges with lumber.
Port Colborne, Aug. 2nd - Up - schr. Nevada, Rochester, Milwaukee, coal; Hammond, Rochester, Milwaukee, coal; J. Walters, Charlotte, Chatham, coal; Watchful, Thorold, Bay City, light; Theo. Voges, Oswego, Toledo, light; Anglo Saxon, Collinsby, Bay City, light; prop. Ocean, Montreal, Fort William, railroad iron.
Down - schr. J. Norris, Black River, Toronto, coal; Southwest, Cleveland, Brockville, coal; N.P. Downey, Ashtabula, Napanee, coal; M.L. Breck, Alpena, Port Metcalf, timber; Monterey, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; M.J. Cummings, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Albatross, Bay City, Port Metcalfe, timber; Magellan, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Geo. Smith, Chicago, Edwardsburg, corn; Hartford, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Yankee Blade, Chicago, Prescott, wheat; Wm. Shup, Toledo, Kingston, grain; prop. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.
In harbour - schr. Russian.
The International Yacht Race - The Madeline is being rapidly prepared for her contest with the Countess of Dufferin, and everything that can contribute to her success in the race is receiving close attention from her owner. The Canadian yacht must be well handled and have more than her share of good luck if she beats the swift sailing Madeline over the billowy course. [N.Y. Herald]
Matrimonial - Yesterday Captain Hinckley, the genial master of the steamer Maud, was married to Miss Pierce, of Cape Vincent. We tender Capt. Hinckley our congratulations.
The yachts Katie Gray, Peerless and Surprise, of Belleville, passed down the river today to take part in the yacht race at Alexandria Bay tomorrow. The Oriole has also left for the Thousand Islands on a cruise.
p.3 Customs Imports - Aug. 3rd - Str. Passport, Hamilton, S. Oberndorffer, 4 cases.
Schr. Thos. Parsons, Chicago, M.T. Co., 29,567 bush. oats.
Str. Adventure, Oswego, R. Cook & Co., 1,000 brls.; J. Kavanagh, 200 sacks.
Schr. Mary Ann, Fairhaven, Folger Bros., 150 tons coal.
Schr. Cossack, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,300 bush. corn.