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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1877

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p.2 Belleville News - upset of yacht Grace Darling, had ballast of stones.

p.3 Sudden Death - This morning about nine o'clock a labourer, named James Lovitt died suddenly at Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf. He had been shovelling grain in the hold of the schooner J.R. Noyes, and ascended to the deck for the purpose, he said, of lighting his pipe and having a smoke, but he had scarcely reached the top when he fell over off the side of the hatch. Mr. Jas. Stewart, who saw him fall, hastened to his side and fanned him and wet his temples, but he did not speak, but gave a gasp, and in a moment was dead. Dr. J.K. Oliver was summoned, and gave it as his opinion that death had been hurried by heart disease. Lovitt was a poor man, 50 years of age, having a large family, who are inadequately provided for. His illness and death are sad accidents to relate. Mr. Stewart raised a collection of between $50 and $60 for the benefit of deceased's family.

Steam Yacht Race - A friendly race between the steam yacht Wasp, owned by Mr. Wilson, of Kingston, and the Ariel, owned by Mr. Anthony Malone, of Garden Island, came off on Saturday evening. The course was from the lighthouse at Garden Island to the lighthouse at Knapp's Point, a distance of four miles. For the first mile and a half there was perceptible difference in the speed of the two steamers, but after this the Ariel began to shoot ahead gradually, winning the race by 45 seconds. The time of each boat was as follows: Ariel 26 1/4 minutes, Wasp 27 minutes. The managers of the Wasp feel confident that if their boiler tubes had been freshly cleaned the result would have been different.

Boat Racing - The steamer Admiral beat the Island Belle two and a half miles in going six on Friday last. No one was displeased because the owners of the Belle had done a deal of tall talk respecting the speed of their craft. The Ogdensburg Journal says there are two more boats that can do the same thing - that is, beat the Belle. The Geneva is one of them, if she is not she ought to be.

Not So - R. Gaskin not seized on Detroit River.

Excursions - on Magnet, Maud and Hastings.

W.W. - From Toledo the Oliver Mowat takes corn to Kingston at 4 cents.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1877