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

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The Longeuil Yacht Race

To the Editor of the Daily News.

Sir; As my name in full is mentioned in the Whig of the 2nd inst., concerning an exciting yacht race at Longeuil, I beg to state that I am not the boat builder at Kingston who built the boat Waterwitch. Mr. Cunningham is the builder of her, and, it is said, is going to sail her. I build as good a boat as I know how, according to price, and stay at home and let the owners sail to best advantage. The boat that came in second was built by me for Mr. Guss Glassford, of Montreal, and is named for him the Glassford. She is about two feet shorter in keel than her opponent, and built to suit a nominal figure, for a safe pleasure yacht, and to take part in any race that she may be qualified to enter.

She is a half-decked open boat, and to save expenses at Kingston her owners made the sails and rigging themselves, whereas if Messrs. Horn & Oldrieve, sailmakers, and myself had had the fitting of her it might have made a difference in the race. Mr. Ferguson, the builder of the Maud, is a first-class yacht builder. As I know working as journeyman first, afterwards as foreman in his absence, in his establishment at Quebec some years ago.

Kingston, June 22nd A. McCorkell, Boat Builder

p.3 Yachting - The adjourned meeting at the British American for making arrangements for the yacht races on the 2nd July was well attended last evening, and a good deal of enthusiasm was displayed. It was determined to have a race for second class boats, the first prize to be $50, and the second $20. There will be no entrance fee, but the winner has to return five per cent of the money. Another race has been arranged for third class yachts for a prize of $10 and a third race for smaller boats for $5. The races will start at 10:30 sharp. Mr. C.F. Gildersleeve was elected Commodore; Mr. H. Parnell, Secretary, and the Mayor and Messrs. G.S. Oldrieve and James Wilson, Sailing Committee. Everything points to a pleasant day's sport in yachting on Dominion Day.

Marine Notes

Port Colborne, June 21st - Up - schrs. James Norris, Kingston, Bay City, light; Siberia, Kingston, Bay City, light; Sir C.T. Vanstraubenzie, Kingston, Sheboygan, light; Dauntless, Toronto, Port Dover, light; R. Gaskin, Kingston, Munising, light; Albacore, Kingston, Romney, light; Lewis Ross, Kingston, Bay City, light; Two Friends, Brockville, light; M.A. Muir, Collinsby, Grand Manitoulin, light; Nellie Hunter, Prescott, light; British Lion, Kingston, Toledo, light; Montgomery, Clayton, Chicago, light; Fanny Campbell, Collinsby, Toledo, light; Sweet Home, Kingston, Port Stanley, salt; Daniel Lyons, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Willie Keller, Charlotte, Sandusky, coal; Cataract, Oswego, Port Colborne, coal.

Down - schrs. Alexander, Two Creeks, Collinsby, timber; L. Vanvalkenburg, Rifle River, Collinsby, timber; Grace Whitney, Black River, Brockville, coal; E. Cohen, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; props. Dromedary, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; Laurence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Sweet Home, Two Friends, Nellie Hunter, Fanny Campbell, W. Keller, D. Lyons, Dauntless, British Lion, Norway, Albacore, Montgomery, Cataract and Manzanilla.

Collision - The schrs. Laura Bell and Norway, both bound up the lake, collided near Long Point. The Norway had her bowsprit carried away and had to run back here. The Laura Belle had her mainsail torn.

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