The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1876

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p.2 Belleville Regatta - A meeting was held at Belleville on Tuesday evening last to make arrangements for holding the annual fall regatta at that place. It was resolved that a regatta be held on the 2nd October, the races to be confined to second and third class boats. For second class boats four prizes will be given as follows: 1st $70; 2nd $40; 3rd $20; 4th $5. For third class boats 1st 30; 2nd $15; 3rd $5. These prizes will no doubt be the means of causing a large number of entries, and if the Kingston boats enter, as we expect they will, they will no doubt be successful.

The Corinthian - The steamer Corinthian has at last been got off the rocks and towed into Cobourg. She is said to be pretty badly damaged. They are waiting for favourable weather to bring her down to Kingston, and a telegram said she was to start this morning.

Yacht Races - We are informed that the yacht race suggested in Monday evening's News will be sailed on Saturday afternoon next, starting at half-past one o'clock. The race will be for the silver cup at present held by Mr. Strange, the owner of the Zitella; and the Zitella, Mr. Offord's Emma, and Mr. T. Robertson's Laura will enter for the race. We have no doubt that a very interesting match will take place, and we hope the wind will be sufficiently good for the purpose.

Empress of India - This fine new steamer arrived in town on her first trip to Kingston yesterday afternoon, and was visited by a large number of persons. This boat, which was built last winter at Mill Point, has been engaged during the summer at Toronto, where she was very extensively patronized by excursion parties, for which she is peculiarly fitted. Her upper deck is of immense size, and, with the exception of a small space amidships, it is perfectly clear, thus giving great facilities for dancing. Her breadth of beam is also great, and this makes her almost unequalled as a heavy sea boat. During the summer she has divided the honours in excursions with the old Watertown, which boat, in her carrying capacity, she greatly resembles, only from a calculation we think the Empress could carry the largest load. The excursion season having closed at Toronto, the Empress has been brought down to the Bay of Quinte, where she will be laid up for the season, probably at Mill Point. During the Central Fair week she will carry excursions from the Bay ports to Kingston, and will doubtless be well patronized.

Marine Notes

The most of the vessels reported through the canal last week have now arrived, but the harbour is still comparatively quiet.

G.M. Millar & Co. - Arrived - schr. Picton from Toronto with 10,000 bush. wheat; prop. Shickluna lighted 3,358 bush. corn from Toledo. The barge Rapid left with 9,900 bush. wheat and 3,356 bush. corn.

M.T. Co. - Arrived - schr. Hartford, Chicago, 19,000 bush. corn; Mont Blanc, Chicago, 21,150 bush. corn.

Jas. Swift - Arrived - Passport from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; Armenia from Picton; Oswego Belle from Oswego; steambarge Albion from Quebec with herrings for Robertson & Son; Ocean from St. Catharines.

The schr. Hyderabad arrived in harbour last night and her captain reports a very rough passage down the lake, especially on Sunday night.

The schr. Riverside is in the harbour with a load of coal for Brockville from Cleveland. The schr. flies a Hayes and Wheeler flag.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1876