The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1877

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p.3 The Yacht Race -The yacht race between the Emma and Zitella took place in the harbour on Saturday. The day was fine and there was a fresh breeze blowing down the lake. The start, which was a flying one, was made about 2:30 p.m., the Emma getting away about a minute before the Zitella, which the Zitella never pulled up, she being about six minutes and a half behind when they rounded the Garden Island buoy. The Emma had two reefs in her mainsail and one in her jib all the way around, except when she was running before the wind. The Zitella had two reefs in her mainsail and one in her jib around Garden Island buoy to home, where she shook them out and carried full sail up to Four Mile Point, when a squall struck her and made her take in her reefs again, by which she lost a great deal. The Emma was still a long way ahead, and when she rounded the four mile buoy she was so far ahead that the Zitella had to come home before the wind. The crews were both amateur, the Emma being sailed by Mr. George Offord, jr., and the Zitella by Mr. John Strange. Mr. Cunningham was out with his yacht Mystery and went around the course with the yachts, coming in ahead of the Zitella and not far behind the Emma. The Mystery is a good boat and ran very well, which reflects great credit on Mr. Cunningham's abilities as a boatbuilder. The course, which was to have been twice around, was only sailed once around, the start being made too late to finish it twice around by 7 o'clock. We understand that the race is disputed and will be run over again.

Rates - A Montreal despatch says: "Freight rates by schooner from Toronto to Kingston are 1 3/4 cents for corn and 2 cents for wheat.

Marine News

Port Colborne, Oct. 6th - Up - schrs. Hattie Howard, Kingston, Pt. Colborne, light; Belle Mitchell, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; F.C. Leighton, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Wm. J. Preston, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Rival, Sodus Point, Detroit, coal; D.G. Fort, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Gulnair, Kingston, Pt. Colborne, light; Sam Cook, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; James Norris, Kingston, Pt. Colborne, light; props. Lake Erie, Montreal, Detroit, light; Kincardine, Belleville, Buffalo, barley; City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. G. Amsden, Port Rowan, blank; barge Fortune, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Tecumseh, Goderich, Kingston, wheat; prop. Zealand, Detroit, Montreal, wheat.

In harbour - schrs. Hattie Howard, Belle Mitchell, Leighton, Preston, Rival, D.G. Fort, Gulnair, Sam Cook, James Norris, W.R. Taylor, Charger, Lyman Casey, St. Andrew, Canadian, prop. City of Toledo. Schooners that left here yesterday had to run back this morning on account of the roughness of the weather.



Royal Mail and Express Line of Steamers

Time of departure from Kingston, commencing on Tuesday, 2nd October:

5:30 P.M. for Cobourg, Port Hope, Bowmanville, Toronto and Hamilton.

Algerian on Wednesdays.

Spartan on Thursdays.

Corsican on Saturdays.

6 A.M. for Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall, and Montreal, connecting at Montreal with the steamers for Quebec.

Corsican on Wednesdays.

Algerian on Thursdays.

Spartan on Sundays.

For passage tickets and any information apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street.

Oct. 8th C.H. Hatch, Passenger Agent

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1877