The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1874

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This well-known yacht, which for the past three years has figured so prominently in yachting contests along our lakes, has been purchased by J.K. Macaulay, Esq., of Kingston, to which place she will be taken in a few days. Since her first appearance she has been "on hand" at every regatta which has been sailed in our waters, and three times has made trips to the Upper Lakes. Her owners spared no trouble or expense to fit her out and run her in the best possible manner. She has never carried away a spar, or parted a line since she was built, and yet she has been a chief actor in more first class regattas than any yacht on fresh water.

Her record is a splendid one, and her new owner, who is a gentleman well worthy to command the trim little craft, will doubtless keep up the standing and add to the victories of the most famous pleasure yacht in the Dominion. Mr. Macaulay takes great interest in yachting matters; and has both the inclination and ample means to gratify his taste in this particular.

She is now in perfect order, handsomely painted, and never looked or sailed as well as she does at present. Having made good their promise of building the fleetest yacht on our waters, the owners of the Ina felt that "other fields and pastures new" were open to them - and so, after having carried the Champion Flag of the Lakes for two years, besides winning a prize in every regatta they sailed in, save the very first, they have concluded to sell her. They still believe her capable, in a top sail breeze of wind, of beating the best of our largest yachts, with proper time allowance.

She is admirably found in every respect, sound and seaworthy, and to her appearance the yachting interests of Ontario owe more than is generally acknowledged for the rapid development which the last four years have witnessed in yachting matters. The desire to beat the Ina led to the building of the Brunette of Hamilton, a beautiful sister yacht, the Lady Stanley, the Cora of Detroit, the Annie Cuthbert, and a new yacht in Quebec, from the yard of Mr. Henry Dinning of that city. [Globe]

-Accident - sch. M.L. Breck aground at Fighting Island.

-More Light Wanted - at Three Brothers by mariners navigating Bay of Quinte.

-W.C. - 27.

p.3 An Escape - str. Abyssinian caught fire on hurricane deck, put out.

-Marine - arrivals; sch. Gerritt Smith arrived at Oswego with damaged rigging.

-The Boat Accident - mate of barque Gibraltar was not intoxicated when sailor was drowned.

-Imports - 25,27.

-The Foam Disaster - another body found on American side 20 miles from Fort Niagara.

-There It Goes Again - sailboat capsized in bay, 3 men rescued. [Ham. Times]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1874