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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1878

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p.2 ad - str. Armenia to Wells Island every Sunday, returns Monday.

p.3 Almost Overboard - str. Armenia collides with yacht.

Steamboat Race - to be between Geneva and Island Belle.

Aug. 17, 1878

p.2 The Niagara Regatta - today.

p.3 Regattas - Niagara having one today; arrangements concluded for one at Hamilton on Aug. 23rd and 24th.

The Brockville Regatta - On Thursday the Brockville Regatta took place. The racing was quite interesting, the following yachts being entered: Sleepy Canadian, Amelia, Faith, Peerless, Surprise, Eclipse, Phantom, Laura, Minnie A., Ella, Rob Roy, Merlin, Emma, Victorine, Mocking Bird, Nettie C., Lennox, Zitella, Troubler, Mabel, Peri, Johnstown Maid. The race was attended by the usual incidents and fluctuations of fortune and resulted as follows: Victorine first, Surprise second, Troubler third, Laura fourth, followed by the Peerless, Lennox, Amelia, and Sleepy Canadian away out of all time.

The Boats - The Geneva took the Hastings place up the Bay yesterday, relieving the Maud, which did afternoon duty on the Cape route. The Maud left for the Camp Ground last night, and brought up to the Cape the excursion party from Scranton, Pennsylvia, returning to Kingston on the regular morning trip. This afternoon she left for Gananoque and the river below, the Pierrepont doing the Cape Vincent business, and the Geneva holding back for the Camp Ground. The Armenia returned to Picton last night after her daily trip, and passed down this afternoon with an excursion party for Wells Island. The City of Belleville came down to Stone Mills yesterday with a Sunday School excursion. Next week the Alexandria is to have a cheap trip to Montreal and return, from the Bay and Kingston.

Painful Accident - Maud was taking on wood at wharf at end of Brock St., when about to move out, a gangway was thrown on wharf, one end projecting over dock, hit by steamer causing injury to man's foot.

Marine - Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: Schooner Victor, from Toledo, 17,700 bu corn; Annie Mulvey, Toronto, 8,600 bu wheat; E. & J. Collier, do, 10,200 bu do; prop. Dominion, Detroit, 4,300 bu do; schr. M. Filmore, Chicago, 19,000 bu corn; Jamaica, do, 19,000 bu do; Mystic Star, do, 19,000 bu do. Departures for Montreal - Barge Minnie, 14,000 bu corn; Martin, 12,000 bu barley and wheat; Snipe, 12,000 bu wheat; Hawk, 12,000 bu do; Finch, 12,000 bu corn; prop. Dominion, 12,000 bu wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1878