The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1876

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p.2 The Countess of Dufferin - This representative Canadian yacht remains in New York, and will take part in the October races. Since her defeat by the Madeleine, the Countess has been put in better trim, and Captain Cuthbert has returned home for a short time. It is intended to issue a sweeping challenge on behalf of the Countess to American yachts, in which case an interesting race or series of races will ensue.

Marine Notes

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. Thomas Parsons arrived from Chicago with 19,350 bush. corn.

James Swift's - Arrived - the schr. Mary Ann from Fairhaven; the strs. Passport from Montreal; Corinthian from Hamilton; and D.L. West from Westport.

The schr. Mary Ann is loading iron ore at the Railway track.

Port Colborne, Sept. 8th - Up - schrs. Sasco, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; Oriental, Kingston, Toledo, do.; W.B. Phelps, Charlotte, Detroit, do.; S. Neelon, Collinsby, Wheatley, do.; D.S. Austin, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Kate Kelly, do., do., do.; Forest Queen, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, light; Trenton, Cobourg, do., iron ore; Laura Bell, Kingston, Toledo, light; Caking, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Lamb, Oswego, Detroit, light; Lillie Parsons, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; prop. Dromedary, Hamilton, Toledo, light; Dominion, Montreal, Fort William, railroad iron; California, do., Windsor, gen. cargo; Columbia, do., Toledo, light; Lowell, Ogdensburg, do., gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. T.C. Woodruff, Black River, Toronto, coal; J.H. Porter, Cleveland, do., do.; H. Folger, Saginaw, Collinsby, staves; Shandon, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; O.M. Bond, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; Trinidad, Moskegon, do., lumber; Canada, Bay City, Kingston, timber.

In harbour - schrs. Clayton Bell, E.P. Dorr, Trenton, Two Friends, Erie Belle, Suffel, Lamb, Lilly Parsons, Russian, London.


Toronto, Sept. 8th - At the hour fixed for the first race the following boats were entered: First, Oriole, schooner, 95 tons, owned by W.H. Campbell and others; second, Annie Cuthbert, sloop, 65 tons, owned by C. Heath and others; third, Vixen, schooner, 38 tons, owned by M.P. Hayes; fourth, Gorilla, sloop, 31 tons, owned by Vice-Commodore Gifford; fifth, Dauntless, sloop, 24 tons, owned by F.C. Ridley; sixth, Brunette, sloop, 22 tons, owned by H. Stenson; seventh, Restless, owned by J.B. Smith. At the hour appointed, when the gun for starting was fired, the boats got off in the following order, the start being a flying one:

H. M. S.

Annie Cuthbert 10 36 33

Gorilla 10 36 46

Restless 10 37 50

Oriole 10 38 49

Brunette 10 39 49

Vixen 10 51 00

The following is the order in which the boats passed the winning buoy, together with the time in each case:

H. M. S.

Annie Cuthbert 4 55 17

Oriole 5 11 45

Brunette 5 25 58

Restless 5 37 00

Gorilla 5 51 15

The Vixen gave up when about two miles from the Mimico buoy, so that her time was not taken.

The open race of the second class yachts, which started at 11 o'clock, was not far behind the first race in the interest it created. When the gun fired for the start the eight yachts got pretty well up to the position, and they were out in the following order, the start being also a flying one:

H. M. S.

Fairy 11 02 20

Fiona 11 02 32

Mazeppa 11 03 14

Emma 11 02 22

Gipsy 11 02 49

Katie Gray 11 03 32

Orlando 11 02 32

Reindeer 11 03 03

The following is the order in which the boats came in, the Katie Gray and the Reindeer being the prize takers:

H. M. S.

Katie Gray 2 27 25

Reindeer 2 37 25

Fairy 2 28 30

Emma 2 47 15

The Emma had a right to claim another race along with the winning boat, but she waived her claim. The Fairy lodged a protest against the Katie Gray for an alleged foul, but the committee after hearing the facts of the case decided not to sustain it. It is the general opinion of those more deeply interested in the subject that this year's regatta has been a very successful and pleasant one.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1876