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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1877

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p.2 Boats, Boats - A number of well finished cedar skiffs for sale very cheap, at common skiff prices. Call and see them before purchasing elsewhere. Must be sold.

Kingston, May 22nd Jacob Sharman, Barriefield.

p.3 Yacht Race - The yacht race between Mr. Strange's Zitella and Captain Cuthbert's Kathleen came off yesterday afternoon in the harbour, and was won by the local boat after a close race. The course was the usual one for second class boats. The race started about 3:30 and finished after six, the Zitella winning by over one minute. Mr. Cunningham sailed the Zitella and Captain Cuthbert the Kathleen, and the boats were handled well all the way. The former carried more sail during the race. We understand that the Kathleen left last night for Belleville, where she will take part in the race on the Queen's Birthday.

South Bay, May 22nd - The tug Hall went ashore on Gull Shoal last night. No damage done as yet. Sent to Kingston for a tug.

Death of Captain Patterson

In another column will be found the announcement of the death of Capt. R. Patterson, after an illness of four weeks duration, at the age of 75. Captain Patterson was a North of Ireland man, and came to this country at a very early age, and settled on the Isle of Tanti, now known as Amherst Island. After living there for several years he went sailing; and in 1832 he was captain of the schooner Union, which sailed between Prescott and Lake Ontario. The Union was after a few years rebuilt and was known as the Mohawk. He afterwards sold her and became Captain of the Commodore Barry, owned by Mr. O.S. Gildersleeve, and chartered by the Hon. John Hamilton; about the year 1845 this boat was run down at Presque Isle by the schooner Canada, owned by Ives Brothers, of Kingston, but all hands were saved. The only passenger on board at the time was Capt. W.R. Taylor. Capt. Patterson then built, with others, the prop. Ireland, which he sailed, and afterwards sold out and bought the steamer Oliver Cromwell, which was owned by Berry and Co. This boat was run down by the schooner Jessie in the Straits of Mackinac, and was a total loss, all hands being saved. At the time of the collision Capt. Patterson was below and had a narrow escape. He afterwards entered into the business of Marine Insurance, acting as Inspector for the Etna Company, which position he occupied until last August. He was Inspector for the district between Prescott and Hamilton, and was highly respected by vessel men in his official capacity, for the past two years he had been in failing health, but he had been sick only for about four weeks from a complication of diseases, principally heart disease. Captain Patterson was highly respected in thr city, where he had lived for many years. He leaves two daughters to mourn his loss, one married to the Rev. W.I. Shaw, and the other to Mr. John N. Glidden, of Cleveland.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1877