The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1876

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p.1 A large quantity of free stone, some 12,000 feet, has lately been recovered from the bottom of Lake Erie, near Port Stanley, where it was sunk six years ago in the wreck of the Saxon and the Wild Rover.

p.2 Hamilton Regatta - In the regatta at Hamilton on Saturday the Brunette beat the Annie Cuthbert fifteen seconds. In the second class race the Gipsey took the first prize, Saunderer, second, and Fairy, third.

Yacht Race

On Saturday afternoon the third race for a silver cup, given for competition by the citizens, came off in the harbour between the Zitella, Emma and Laura. Both the Zitella and Emma were rigged with topsails, while the Laura had only her mainsail and jib. The yachts got off about a quarter past two, the course being from a buoy off the shoal tower to a buoy off Garden Island, then to a buoy off Portsmouth, then to a buoy off the lighthouse, then home and repeat. The Zitella and Laura got off first, the Laura being a little to windward and the Emma east, but gradually the Zitella crawled ahead of the Laura and the Emma crept up on her, passing her to windward before reaching Garden Island. The order of rounding the Garden Island buoy was as follows: Zitella first, the Emma half a minute behind, and the Laura a minute behind the Emma. On the stretch over to Portsmouth the Zitella gradually increased the distance between her and the Emma, and when near the head of Garden Island the Laura took a start and passed her, getting about a hundred and fifty yards ahead of her, which, however, the Emma lessened before rounding the buoy. The Portsmouth buoy was rounded by the Zitella at 3:40, the Laura at 4:20, and the Emma just on the heels of the Laura, the Zitella having gained 40 minutes on the other yachts on the stretch between Garden Island and Portsmouth. When a little way off Portsmouth, the wind having gone down, the Laura turned around and came home, but the Emma continued on for about a quarter of a mile, when she too succumbed, and put about for home, thus leaving the Zitella to go over the course alone, passing the buoy off Four Mile Point lighthouse at 5:05 and the home buoy at 6:45. She had some trouble, however, in finding the home buoy, which was a row boat with a flag, and had been run over by some passing steamer and had the bow knocked out of it. Considering the darkness of the night and the lateness of the hour, it was decided not to go over the course again, but the other two yachts having given up the race the cup should be given to the Zitella, which has won it in three straight heats. If the Zitella does as well in Belleville as she did Saturday, we have no doubt she will take at least the second, if not the first prize, and thus win back the honours which she lost there some time ago.

p.3 Marine News

There are no arrivals of grain to report since Saturday, but this afternoon the wind changed to the southwest, and it is probable a number of vessels will be down soon.

James Swift - Called - steamers Spartan from Montreal; Passport from Hamilton; Armenia from Picton; and the props. Persia and Lake Michigan from Montreal.

The steamer Algerian made a trial trip this morning, and is expected to leave for the west this afternoon. Her new shaft works smoothly.

The schr. Hyderabad was hauled out at the Marine Railway this morning.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1876