The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1877

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p.2 For Sale or To Charter - The Fast and Powerful Tug Wren. She is the best tug of her size in the Dominion. Can be got ready for sea in a few hours. Apply to Davidson, Doran & Co. Aug. 27th.

p.3 The Alexandra - The Brockville Recorder complains of the Captain of the Alexandria for going off before time and leaving a number of passengers lamenting yesterday morning.

A Stolen Boat - A few days ago we referred to the picking up of a man in a boat of Brockville (sic). It has since transpired that the boat was stolen from Picton. It is now in the harbour, and a search is being made for the thief, who is supposed to be in the city.

The steamer Hastings brought down today a large excursion party from Picton and intermediate ports en route to Wells' Island. She is expected on the return trip about 7:30. Excursions are important items in steamboat revenue this year.

Marine News

Port Colborne, Aug. 28th - Up - schooners Montana, Oswego, Chicago, light; J. Bigeler, Clayton, Chicago, light; Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Mary Lyons, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Canton, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Guiding Star, Oswego, Chicago, coal; barge Baxter, Marshville, Buffalo, wood; prop. Africa, Montreal, Detroit, light.

Down - schrs. Florida of Oswego, Chicago, Kingston, corn; O.M. Bond, Buffalo, Kingston, corn; Canada, Bay City, Kingston, timber.

In harbour - schrs. Guiding Star, Antelope and Canton.


From the Intelligencer we learn that the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club intend holding the second annual regatta on the 17th of September next, at Massassaga Point. Valuable prizes will be offered, and among them the following: For first class yachts - 1st - $100 in cash and the champion flag of the value of $30, to be held subject to challenge at 30 days, challenge races to be sailed at the port where the holder is owned, the challenger to bear the expense of laying down the buoys to mark the course; the flag to be held until the following year's regatta, then to be returned to the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club. Second boat to receive $50, and third $25. This race to be opened to all yachts. In the second class the prizes are: $60 to first; #30 to second, and $10 to third. Open to all yachts of 10 tons and under. The prizes in the third class are: first, $15; second, $7, third $3. Open to boats not over 5 tons. An entrance fee of 5 per cent will be charged on the cash prizes in each class, being $8.75 in the first class, $3 in the second class, and $1.25 third class. The prizes thus aggregate $300, exclusive of the flag, which ought to be inducement enough to draw together all the fast ones on Lake Ontario and along the Bay. Entries are to close with the Secretary, R.S. Bell, on Friday evening, September 14th, at 9 o'clock.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1877