p.2 Important Decision To Engineers and Vessel Owners - On Thursday last Mr. Mathew Gordon, the owner, and Wm. Anderson, the engineer of the tug Nartwith, were tried before A.G. Hill, Esq., the Police Magistrate at Clifton, and fined $200 each, and, in default of payment, three months in gaol, for the employment of the said Anderson as engineer of the tug without holding a license from the Board of Steamboat Inspection to act as engineer. This case will be a warning to unlicensed engineers and to parties employing them. [St. Catharines News]
The Countess of Dufferin Getting Into Trim for the Race
The New York World says: "The Canadian yacht Countess of Dufferin has been taken out of the water at Port Richmond, S.I., and is having her bottom planed smooth preparatory to the great race of Friday next. After being sand-papered and painted, she will be pot-leaded to her plank-shears, that no extra friction may mar her chance of winning. Her new lug-foresail came down from the sail loft yesterday afternoon, and will be at once bent and stretched. Her light sails have been cut down to fit, and on the morning of the first race she will appear in much better form than when she was tried for the Brenton's Reef cup. Mr. Cary Smith, the Measurer of the New York Yacht Club, has placed on record the measurements of the two competing yachts as follows: Countess of Dufferin, 138.2; Madeline, 151.49.
There are no arrivals to report at the wharves today.
James Swift's - Called - The steamers Algerian from Montreal, Oswego Belle from Oswego, Magnet from Charlotte, Spartan from Hamilton; Armenia from Picton; and the steamyacht J.J. Morley from Sodus.
Port Colborne, Aug. 9th - Up - schrs. Havana, Oswego, Chicago; S.T. Wader (sic), Fairhaven, Chicago; Almeda, Toronto, Black Cave, light; str. Dromedary, Montreal, Windsor, light; D.R. Vanallen, Quebec, Chatham, light; Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; America, Hamilton, Toledo, light.
Down - nothing.
In harbour - schr. Florida of Quebec and Russian.
p.3 Customs Imports - Aug. 9th - Schr. America, Toledo, M.T. Co., 3,904 bush. corn.
Brig H. Rooney, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 205 pieces oak.
Brig Sweden, Sault Ste. Marie, Calvin & Breck, 252 pieces oak.
Brig T.R. Benson, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 274 pieces oak.
Schr. Siberia, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 255 pieces oak.