The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1876

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p.2 City Council - (part) .. The Power Dry Dock - Ald. McIntyre, pro forma, introduced the by-law to grant a bonus or loan to the Power Dry Dock Co., and this was held to be the first reading of the by-law.

Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company - Tenders for Fuel Wood - for supplying their steamers at the port of Kingston for 1877 - apply to Alex. Milloy, Traffic Manager, Montreal.

p.3 The Yacht Race

The New York World says: "The first Canadian yacht which has challenged the winners of the Queen's Cup has proved herself no unworthy champion, and we believe we only echo the general conviction of all who witnessed the two races when we say that it is easy to conceive of very slight changes in the conditions of the contest which would have led to a very different result. So far as the Canadians are concerned, they need not be ashamed of their representative; and so far as the Madeleine is concerned, she may well be proud of her success. The adventure of the Countess of Dufferin will doubtless give a considerable stimulus to shipbuilding in the new Dominion. If it does, it will not have been made in vain for the material, as in no even can it have been made in vain for the moral interests of the important nationality which is quietly founding itself in the north."

Of the first race the New York Sun says: "The yacht race yesterday between and the Countess of Dufferin raised more interest than any race that has taken place in the harbour for a long time. The excitement approached that in the races for the same trophy in 1870 and 1871. The Madeleine won the race by ten minutes, but the Canadian yacht proved to be a fast one. Had not her sailing master made two or three errors of judgement, she would have considerably lessened the time by which she was beaten, although she could not possibly have defeated the Madeleine in the light breeze in which the race was sailed."

The Herald speaks favourably of the Countess as follows: "There can be no doubt that the Countess is an extremely fast yacht, much faster than either the Cambria or the Livonia, the yachts which have previously competed for this prize. The proof of this is in the fact, that of the large fleet of yachts which started with the contestant yesterday only the America was anywhere near them at the lightship, and she was beaten by the Countess of Dufferin some thirteen minutes. Of course these yachts were not in racing trim, and carried only working canvas, but the comparison of their speed with that of the Countess is sufficient to establish the fact that she is an adversary not at all to be despised, and it may be that with a fresher breeze and in a seaway she may prove an overmatch even for the fleet Madeleine.

Marine Notes

Holcomb & Stewart - tug Wren arrived up from Montreal with barges Finch, 2,500 bags of salt; Hawk, 2,200 bags of salt; Star No. 1, 432 steel rails; Eagle, 432 steel rails, and Martin light.

Montreal Transportation Company - schrs. James Richardson, 6,426 bush. wheat; W.H. Rounds, 18,704 bush. corn; Willie Keller, 16,200 bush. corn.

James Swift's - Arrived - steamer S. Davis from the Canal; Magnet from Charlotte; Corsican from Hamilton; Water Lily from Ottawa, and the Armenia from Picton.

Port Colborne, Aug. 14th - Up - schr. Youell, Toronto, Black River, light; Gulnare, Hamilton, do., do.; Empire State, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Undine, Hamilton, do., light; London, Kingston, Toledo, light; Benedict, Toronto, Cleveland, do.; Mont Blanc, Kingston, Chicago, do.; barge Lisgar, Montreal, Duluth, railroad iron; steambarge Wm. Cowie, Rochester, Milwaukee, coal; prop. California, Montreal, Toledo, light.

Down - steam-barge Swallow, Alpena, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Dashing Wave, do., do., do.; Adriondac (sic - Adirondac ?), do., do., do.; prop. Maine, Toledo, do., gen. cargo; schrs. A.J. Dewey, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Wm. Home, Detroit, do., do.; Manzanilla, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; A. Muir, Bay City, Port Dalhousie, timber; Antelope, do., do., do.; Cataract, do., Collins Bay, staves; Wm. Hunter, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; M.A. Muir, Muskegon, Quebec, lumber.

In Harbour - schrs. Undine, Russian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1876