The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1879

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A Good Day's Racing

Belleville, June 14th - The Union Regatta of the Bay of Quinte Yacht and Rowing Clubs took place yesterday on Big Bay. The weather was very fine and wind light, the first third of the course being a mere drift. The second class yachts were started as follows:

Katie Gray 2 hs. 43 m. 56 s.

Surprise 2 hs. 45 m. 15 s.

Sylvia 2 hs. 46 m. 40 s.

Gracie 2 hs. 51 m. 18 s.

The Katie Gray won the first prize, with Surprise second and Sylvia third, the yachts finishing as under:

Katie Gray 7 hs. 22 m. 50 s.

Surprise 7 hs. 32 m. 35 s.

Gracie 7 hs. 41 m. 00 s.

The third class race had three starters, viz. the Iris, Wideawake and Mabel. After a very interesting run the Wideawake won the first prize, with the Iris second. The Mabel was disabled by the breaking of her masthead.

The sculling races were very interesting and resulted as follows: Sutherland and Blair first; Ponton Bros. second, Barber and Bird also started but broke an oar in a foul shortly after the start and retired. The single scull race had three starters, who finished in the following order: Geo. Sutherland first; Hugh Blair, second; James Barber, third.

p.3 Short Notes - The steam barge Kitty Friel dragged a barge she was towing on a snag on the Rideau Canal. The latter sunk.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1879