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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1878

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p.2 Grand Sculling Race - $1,000 Purse - excursion to Brockville on July 1st aboard str. Empress of India, fare is 50 cents return.

p.3 Barge Burnt - Yesterday the barge Minnie Francis, belonging to Messrs. Anglin, was burnt to the water's edge after leaving the locks at Kingston Mills. The fire was caused by a spark from the tug. Another barge in the tow escaped without damage. The Minnie Francis had 7,000 railroad ties on board. There was no insurance on the barge, and it is not known whether the ties are insured or not, the owner being in Kempville.

Customs' Imports - June 28th - prop. Scotia, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 3,035 bush. wheat.

Schr. Evening Star, Muskegon, Holcomb & Stewart, 4,381 pcs. pine deals.

Prop. Columbia, Toledo, St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., 3,900 bush. corn.

First Excursion of the Season - to Camp Meeting, Well's Island on July 10th aboard str. Maud.

Marine Notes

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. J.C. Butler, Brighton, 6,509 bush. wheat; Westside, Chicago, 18,000 bush. wheat; Trinidad, Chicago, 19,200 bush. corn.

J. Swift's - strs. Spartan from Montreal; Corinthian from Hamilton; prop. Cuba from Prescott; schr. B.W. Folger, 600 tons ore for Oswego; prop. Armenia from Toronto.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schr. North Star from Toronto, 10,298 bush. wheat; prop. Columbia from Toledo, lightened 3,900 bush. corn; schr. Caledonia from Port Hope, lightened 3,900 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, June 27th - Evening - Up - schrs. Lady Dufferin, Welland, Black River, light; West Wind, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Mary Lydia, St. Catharines, Kingsville, light; E.H. Rutherford, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Erie Belle, Kingston, blank, light; Bavaria, Kingston, Toledo, light; G.M. Neelon, Kingston, Toledo, light; Denmark, Kingston, Toledo, light; prop. Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. O. Mowat, Black River, Brockville, coal; J.R. Benson, Cheboygan, Garden Island, timber; Van Straubenzie, Cheboygan, Garden Island, timber; Starling, Black River, Toronto, coal; Oriental, Lake Superior, Garden Island, timber; H. Roney, Toledo, Kingston, timber; G. Smith, Black River, Toronto, coal; Annie Mulvey, Black River, Toronto, coal; Victoria, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; barge O.J. Hale, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; props. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Maine, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn.

Aquatic Notes

The local regatta on Dominion Day will be a success, we believe, in the number of boats entered.

The Belleville Intelligencer says that the Regatta on Thursday was a success in every respect except that the wind was very light and changeable. In the third class race the following craft were entered: Mystery, Kingston; Alma, Wideawake, Fenian, Maia, Trenton; Mabel and Minnie A., Belleville; Idler, Brighton; and Magic, Oswego. The Magic and Minnie A. very unfortunately did not arrive until about twenty minutes after the other boats had gone. On the first half of the course the Mabel and Mystery had a hard struggle for third place, the Belleville boat leading one minute on the first return to the harbour, and increasing her lead on the run to the western buoy and back; but on the beat to the lower buoy the Kingston craft got a long lead, which she maintained, coming in third, half an hour or more behind the leading boat. For the second class race, in which the chief interest centered, there were but three entries, namely the Surprise of Trenton; Katie Gray of Belleville; and Merlin of Kingston. The latter is a new boat of 7 tons, built in Kingston, and owned by the Hon. R.J. Cartwright's eldest son. The draw for positions resulted in the Merlin getting No. 1, the Surprise got the next and the Katie was to leeward. The race was won by the Katie Gray after a very exciting contest with the Surprise.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1878