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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1877

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p.2 Dredging - Commodore Daly of Ogdensburg has contracts for Trenton and Napanee, currently working at Picton.

ad - Kingston Fall Regatta - lists sailing committee, prizes, etc.

p.3 Yachting Notes - The yachtsmen held another meeting last evening and decided to have a regatta on Thursday, the 13th Sept., a date when it is expected several Toronto and Hamilton yachts will be here, en route to the races on the Bay of Quinte. The advertisement in another column indicates the amount of prizes, the judges, etc.

Mr. Cunningham has just finished a finely modelled yacht, (the Mystery ) which he will launch tomorrow, and have ready for the races on Thursday next. We should fancy her to be pretty speedy in the water, but of this we will be better able to judge when she is put to a practical test.

On Wednesday the yachts Surprise and Kathleen, both well known here, had a race at Trenton, the Surprise winning by forty-one seconds.

Sale of Wheat - Yesterday the cargo of the schooner Riverside, damaged by the vessel's running ashore, was sold by auction. One lot of about 7,000 bushels, wet, was knocked down at 10 3/4 cents per bushel; the second and a better lot, only swollen, went up to 21 1/2 cents per bushel. The purchaser was inclined to "kick" subsequently, but a settlement occurred between him and the auctioneer. The fact seemed to be that this Buffalo man was one of a small ring of speculators who expected to buy the grain at their own figures, and they would have done so but for the intervention of Kingstonians, who made the bidding very lively. There was another lot of 4,000 bushels which, dry and in perfectly good condition, was held for the benefit of the consignees.

Leaking - schr. Samana at Port Colborne.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1877