The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1876


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p.2 Yachting Notes - The yachting season in America closed on the 19th, with the annual fall matches from New York bay, round Sandy Hook light ship back. In four classes there were but six starters, the sport having, apparently, degenerated on the other side, 1876 having been the worst season on record. The Countess of Dufferin is laid up in one of the small docks at Staten Island. She is to be remodelled this winter, and will make another attempt to win the America's Cup. Should the Countess succeed in carrying it to Canada, there is no doubt that some of our vessels would be induced to cross the Atlantic for a trial of speed, which certainly will never be the case so long as it remains in the States. [Bell's Life, Oct. 7th]

The well-known yacht Rivet, which was sunk for upwards of a year in Toronto harbour, has been raised and brought here, arriving on Friday night. She is in a very dilapidated condition, but will be thoroughly refitted by his Hon. Judge Sherwood, in whose possession she now is. The old craft will be in better condition than ever next year, and may do some "tall sailing" next season. The Surprise, Katie Gray and Sunbury will be hauled out on Thompson's lot, at the new ferry dock. The Peerless has been stripped and made ready to go into winter quarters. [Intelligencer]


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Date of Original:
Nov. 1, 1876
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1876