The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1877


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p.3 The Oswego Belle was blowing her nasty whistle again last evening.

Yacht Race - On Friday last there was a yacht race at Alexandria Bay, at which the prizes offered were $60, $30 and $15. About a dozen yachts entered, amongst others the Zitella of Kingston, the Resolute of Belleville, and the Sleepy Canadian of Brockville. The distance was 20 miles, i.e. four times around a five mile course. The start was a flying one, the time of each yacht being taken as she passed the buoy. The Zitella had a thirty foot topsail, and was running splendidly until about half way for the first time when, with her usual good luck, she broke her rudder and was obliged to sail in as well as possible under the steering of the sails. Even then the Commodore said that she had lost nothing on the first round. This misfortune left the race entirely in the hands of the Victoria, of Alexandria Bay, which came in first, the Sleepy Canadian being second, and the Resolute third.

Marine News

Holcomb & Stewart - prop. Dominion from Detroit lightened 4,000 bush. wheat and proceeded to Montreal; prop. Ocean, from Toledo lightened 5,000 bush. wheat and proceeded to Montreal; schr. D.M. Foster from Toronto with 16,000 bush. corn; schr. L.S. Hammond from Chicago with 20,500 bush. corn. Departures for Montreal in tow of tug H.A. Calvin - barges Hawk, 12,500 bush. corn and wheat; Martin, 12,600 bush. corn; Finch, 12,500 bush. corn and wheat, and Sivan ? with 22,500 bush. corn and wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 25th - Up - schrs. Sky Lark, Oswego, Chicago, light; Belle Hanscom, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Flora Emma, Port Hope, Leamington, light; Arabia, Kingston, Chicago, stone; Trinidad, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Mary Jane, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Samana, Oswego, Detroit, coal; E.H. Rutherford, Hamilton, Bay City, light; Hyderabad, Kingston, Chicago, salt; A. Muir, Port Dalhousie, Chicago, light; A.W. Lucky, Toronto, Black River, light; Arctic, Port Dalhousie, Cleveland, light; Albatross, Kingston, Bay City, light; H.R. Murray, Toronto, Port Colborne, light; Reindeer, Oswego, Chicago, light; props. City of New York, Ogdensburg, Detroit, gen. cargo; Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Armenia, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; Alma Munro, Montreal, Toledo, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Sam Cook, Chicago, Kingston, corn; John Magee, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Starling, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Mary, Erie, Port Robinson, coal; Anna Craig, Toledo, Collins' Bay, timber; M.A. Lydon, Black River, Toronto, coal; London, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Hoboken, Chicago, Kingston, grain. Barge Fortune, Toledo, Montreal, wheat. Props. Zealand, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; Canada, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Ocean, Leamington, St. Catharines, wheat; Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schooners Rutherford, Sky Lark, Northman, Hanscom, Victor, Luckey, Samana, Two Friends, Dauntless, Mary Jane, Cecelia, H.P. Murray, Arctic, Reindeer, Albatross, A. Muir, J.L. Quimby.

Yacht Race

On Friday last there was a yacht race at Alexandria Bay, at which the prizes offered were $60, $30 and $15. About a dozen yachts entered, amongst others the Zitella, of Kingston; the Resolute, of Belleville, and the Sleepy Canadian of Brockville. The distance was 20 miles, i.e. four times around a five mile course. The start was a flying one, the time of each yacht being taken as she passed the buoy. The Zitella had a thirty foot topsail, and was running splendidly until about half way for the first time when, with her usual good luck, she broke her rudder and was obliged to sail in as well as possible under the steering of the sails. Even then the Commodore said that she had lost nothing on the first round. This misfortune left the race entirely in the hands of the Victoria, of Alexandria Bay, which came in first, the Sleepy Canadian being second, and the Resolute third.


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Aug. 27, 1877
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1877