The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1876

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p.2 The Emma - Mr. Offord's yacht, the Emma, left Kingston yesterday afternoon to take part in the regatta at Massassaga Point today. Mr. Offord went up on the cars to Belleville this morning to join the Emma.

A Clerical Yachtsman - On the 9th, Rev. Father Hendricks, Roman Catholic priest at Charlotte, N.Y., arrived in Cobourg, Ont., upon a cruise in his own clipper yacht, the Charlotte. He is a devoted aquatic sportsman and has spent about $1,000 on his little craft. He has entered her at the approaching Fall races and is believed to be the first clerical yachtsman who has put in an appearance on Lake Ontario. [Witness]

The Zitella - The Brockville Enterprise says: "The Firemen of Belleville will have a regatta tomorrow. The Zitella of Kingston, which was at this port last week, will take part in the race, and unless she can do better than she did in her runs with the Sleepy Canadian here she had better stay away." The only race between these two boats was at Alexandria Bay, when the latter was beaten at all points by the former. Is that what the Enterprise refers to?

The Countess of Dufferin - Mr. Walter Barrett, who accompanied the yacht Countess of Dufferin as special correspondent of the Mail on board, has returned. Major Gifford has left New York for Cobourg. The Countess will probably remain in New York for the October races. Notwithstanding her defeat, those connected with the Countess have not lost faith in her, and still believe she is one of the fastest boats that entered New York harbour. They further assert their belief that if they had plenty of wind the races would have resulted differently. As it was on each day the contest was a mere drifting match.

Marine Notes

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. L. Ellsworth, Chicago, 18,911 bush. wheat; J.S. Mott, Milwaukee, 18,000 bush. wheat.

James Swift's - arrived - steamers Corsican from Montreal; Algerian from Hamilton; Columbia from Hamilton; Simon Davis from the Canal; Armenia from Picton.

We are informed that the steamer Armenia run aground last night near Bath, and only arrived in Kingston about one o'clock this morning.

Port Colborne, Aug. 17th - Up - schrs. Pandora, Edwardsburg, Toledo, light; Tempest, Quebec, Chicago, light; J.H. Breck, Kingston, Toledo, light; J.S. Austin, Clayton, Alpena, light; S. Neelon, Collinsby, Ruscomb, light; Yankee Blade, Rochester, Chicago, coal; Erie Belle, Kingston, Toledo, light; O. Mowat, Kingston, Toledo, light; W.J. Suffell, Kingston, Wallaceburg, light; E. Murton, Port Dalhousie, Black River, light; C. Jeffrey, Hamilton, Pigeon Bay, light; Mary Battle, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; St. Peter, Cape Vincent, Toledo, light; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Detroit, gen. cargo.

Down - prop. Granite State, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; prop. Prussia, Amherstburg, Quebec, gen. cargo; barge O.J. Hale, Chicago, Ogdensburg, wheat; schrs. R. Gaskin, blank, Kingston, timber; Mineral State, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

In harbour - schrs. Pandora, Tempest, Austin, C. Jeffrey, W.J. Suffell, Erie Belle, Lamb and Russian.

p.3 Customs Imports - Aug. 18th - Schr. Ellsworth, Chicago, M.T. Co., 18,912 bush. wheat.

Schr. J.T. Mott, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 18,000 bush. wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1876