The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1877

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p.3 Transfer - The brig Henry Rooney has been purchased from Messrs. Calvin & Breck by Captain G. Malone, of Kingston, and Mr. I.H. Radford, of Wolfe Island.


Challenge To Second-Class Yachts

Captain Cuthbert, whose reputation as a yacht builder is not confined to Canada, issues the following plucky challenge to owners of second-class yachts sailing on inland waters, and as nearly every owner of a craft of the class mentioned with any turn of speed believes his own particular boat to be the fastest on the lakes, the acceptances should be numerous:-

"Having heard much boasting on the part of several yacht builders and owners as to the speed of their craft, I make the following challenge, and would like to hear from parties interested, so that preliminary arrangements may be completed without delay:-

"I challenge the builders and owners of all yachts of ten tons and under (R.C.Y.C. measurement) on the fresh water lakes to sail a race during the approaching season against a ten-ton yacht I am now building at Cobourg. The entrance fee for the contest shall be $50, Canada money, the same to be deposited with a treasurer to be appointed at a meeting of the yacht owners. The race to be sailed on any port on Lake Ontario, to be selected by drawing from a hat."

A. Cuthbert

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 5, 1877