The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 26, 1877

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p.2 Steam Pleasure Yachts - Capt. R. Davis, Builder of light, graceful and fast steam pleasure yachts. Speed five to twenty miles an hour. Price of Hulls $7 to $10 a foot. Prices of hull and machinery complete $15 to $20 per foot. Westport, Ont., 26th Dec., 1877

p.3 New Yacht - Col. Hance and Mr. W.R. Mingaye of the Custom House, of this city, have contracted with Capt. R. Davis, Westport, for a very handsome and commodious family steam pleasure yacht, 45 feet long by 8 1/2 feet beam, with a beautiful cabin, wash room and water closet, and also a cockpit forward, furnished with first class machinery. It is being built by Black Brothers of Brockville. The speed is to be 10 miles an hour. She will be strong and a good sea boat, safe for any ordinary weather. Capt. Davis has built some very fast yachts, and from his past experience will no doubt do credit to his high reputation as a builder.

Excursions - The Belleville Intelligencer of Monday evening contained an advertisement of an excursion to Massassaga Point on Christmas Day, where a yacht race was to take place. A note from Gananoque informs us that an excursion was to take place yesterday on the steamer Junita from that place to Clayton and back. The oldest inhabitant never saw such weather as prevails.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 26, 1877