The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1874

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p.2 W.C. - 4.

Opening Trip.

The elegant new steamer Algerian, of the Royal Mail Line, has been completed, and to-day she made two trial trips, with the most gratifying result, before she left for Montreal this evening. Her engines and machinery worked splendidly, and she made her way along very smoothly. Her appearance is very fine, superior to the finest of the floating palaces of the line, and she will afford as comfortable a trip as any boat in Canada can. In a few days again she will return here.

Passed Up - Alexandra passed on way to Belleville, with new shaft.

International Boat Race.

Detroi, July 4th - The great international yacht race came off on Lake St. Clair today over a course of thirty miles, and resulted in a victory for the Cora, of Detroit, with the Annie Cuthbert, of Cobourg, Canada, second, and the Ina, of Toronto, third. The Annie Cuthbert had her top-mast carried away, and it is fairly presumed that this caused her to lose the first place. Notwithstanding this accident, she was only fifteen seconds behind the victorious yacht.

The following table shows how the yachts arrived home:

h. m. s.

Cora (Detroit) 4 8 10

Annie Cuthbert (Cobourg) 4 8 25

Ina (Detroit) 4 18 55

Lena (Detroit) 4 27 41

***(not finished)

p.3 Accident - captain of sch. Wanderer broke leg while unloading grindstones.

-Patented - # 3586 - an elevated geared purchase capstan made by J. Brokenshire of Kingston.

-The Harbor - arrivals and departures.

-prop. America went from Toronto to Port Dalhousie in 2 hours 33 minutes.

-Imports - 4.

-New Line - it is proposed by Chicago parties to build 6 new first class vessels for European trade via the St. Lawrence.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1874