The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1877

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p.2 From the Rochester Advertiser we learn that the race between the yachts Ida and Belle, of Charlotte, last Thursday was a very exciting one resulting in the capsizing of the Ida about ten miles out from Charlotte. The course was from Charlotte to Brighton, Canada, and back, a distance of 120 miles. At the time of starting the wind was blowing a stiff gale from the southward, and when about ten miles out the Ida was struck by a squall, which capsized her, all hands being rescued by the Belle, which was close by and which returned with them to Charlotte. The tug Oneida was procured and started in search of the capsized yacht. She was found and a line made fast to her and the work of towing her to port was commenced, which proved to be slow work. After towing for some time the line parted, and darkness coming on the captain of the tug refused to risk his boat further and left the yacht to her fate. Yesterday the tug Barons started out to find the wreck. The Ida belonged to W.H. Jones, was a new boat with tip top sailing qualities and was one of the chief ornaments of the Charlotte yachting fleet.

p.3 The Ida, which upset on Lake Ontario in Thursday's gale, was seen on Saturday by the officers of the steamer Norseman, about four miles out and four miles west of Charlotte.

A Rumour - A rumour reached town last evening, and was current on the streets today that Captain I.H. Radford, his mate and one man had been lost off the schr. Prince Alfred during a gale on Monday night in the Straits of Mackinac. We can obtain no particulars beyond the rumour.

Marine News

The schooner D. Lyons takes wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 9 cents.

Steamer's wages at Chicago are $2.00 a day.

The schooner H.P. Murray is ashore at Rondeau, Lake Erie.

The schooner Mary Battle takes wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston at 8 1/2 cents.

The schooner American takes wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 9 cents.

The schooner Florida takes barley from Chicago to Montreal at 10 cents.

The schr. Elvina takes wheat from Chicago to Buffalo at 5 1/2 cents.

The schr. H. Folger takes bulk salt to Chicago at 65 cents.

The schooner L.S. Hammond takes coal from Fair Haven to Chicago at 60 cents.

A dispatch from Montreal today says that two barges were run into by a steamer near Francis, yesterday and sunk. Loss of $10,000.

From Toronto we learn that considerable anxiety is felt for the schooner Speedwell, Capt. Coots, which left that port Tuesday last with corn for Ogdensburg, with a crew of five men. She has not since been heard of. Vessels which left Toronto about the same time have made the round trip. [Oswego Times]

Port Colborne, Oct. 9th - Up - schrs. S. Neelon, Toronto, Kincardine, light; Sea Gull, Oswego, Detroit, light; Shandon, Kingston, Chicago, light; Monterey, Cape Vincent, Chicago, light; steambarge Swallow, Ogdensburg, Detroit, light; Westford, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; prop. Cleveland, Oswego, Duluth, gen. cargo.

Down - prop. Milwaukee, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. S. Neelon, Sea Gull, Shandon, Monterey, Montcalm, Gulnair, Undine, prop. Cleveland.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1877