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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1878


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p.2 The yacht Alarm, of Toronto, arrived in the harbour on Saturday from Oswego, after six hours' run.

A New Steam Yacht - Mr. R. Davis, of Wolfe Island, has just completed the building of a new steam yacht for Mr. Brush, of Malone, N.Y. The dimensions are 36 feet over all, with seven feet beam. She was towed down to Brockville on Saturday, where her engines will be fitted by Black Bros., of that place. She is intended to be very fast, and will be sailed on Lake St. Francis. Mr. Brush intends keeping her as a Canadian vessel, for the purpose of enjoying himself and his friends on the St. Lawrence.

p.3 Tight Little Race - The tugs Franklin and Elphin, between which a friendly rivalry exists, had a little sport this morning between the Penitentiary to the city, in which their relative speeds were pretty well tested. Both boats started even at the Penitentiary, and putting on all steam, raced down neck and neck, arriving exactly together, so that both must have been satisfied or disappointed.

The Cape Route - The Pierrepont took over a goodly number to Cape Vincent yesterday, to enjoy the invigorating air of the lake, which in almost every case had the effect of stimulating the appetite and creating a keen relish for the substantial comforts of the dining table presided over "By George."

Bottle Found In The Lake - Yesterday a closely sealed bottle was found in the water at Purdy's Wharf, Simcoe Island. On being opened a paper was found containing the following words: "On board Sybil. All hands lost. August 2nd. Off Ducks." We could gain no information respecting a vessel of that name being missing. The paper is badly stained, and the writing is in penciil.


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Aug. 13, 1878
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KN.22148
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1878