The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Alexandria called at Gunn's wharf, yesterday, on her last trip.

The schrs. Annandale and Rooney have cargoes of coal from Oswego.

The str. Kate Butteroni is in at Portsmouth with 36,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago.

Sporting World - The yacht Atalanta sold by Belleville parties to J.J. Ward, of Chicago, has been renamed the Columbia and is now being towed to Chicago by the steambarge Egyptian.

The Norma's Work.

The yacht Norma, owned by Frank Strange, succeeded in defeating the Toronto yacht Vedette at Toronto yesterday morning. The race was one of the series arranged between the owners of the two yachts for a cup. The yacht running the best two out in three takes the cup. The crew on the Norma consisted of: Capt. Frank Strange; Geo. Walkem, mate; G. Beecham, Harry Dine, W.C. Kent, E.C. Gildersleeve and C. Gay Shannon. The race was over a fifteen mile triangular course. At the start a moderate wind was blowing, but the yachts had a good fresh breeze for more than half the course. The race was finished with a gafftopsail breeze. The first part of the race was slightly in favor of the Vedette, but in the last five miles the Norma made six minutes beating the Vedette four minutes. The yachts were very evenly matched and were both well handled. The Toronto sports did not expect that the Norma would be in it at all, as the Vedette had had everything her own way since coming out three years. The first time the Norma ran up against her was at Big Sodus a few months ago. The two yachts were in two races there; the Norma won one and the Vedette the other. This opened the eyes of Messrs. Reid and Gray, who own the Toronto yacht, and led to arrangements being made for the cup.

The next race occurs tomorrow afternoon, at two o'clock. The course will be to windward or leeward three or four miles and return and repeat. Capt. Frank Strange came down last night but will return to Toronto tonight. Kingston sports are proud of the Norma.


The sloop Dandy went down to Seeley's Bay yesterday.

The schr. Annandale has cleared for Charlotte to load coal for the K. & P.

The schr. Two Brothers cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Picton.

The schr. Baltic will bring a load of coal from Oswego for the K. & P. railway.

Arrivals: str. Rideau Belle, Perth; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal.

The schr. Collier has arrived from Burlington with 8,000 bushels of wheat, which she unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

The steambarge Nile went down to Clayton with lumber. When she returns she will hitch on to the barge Isis and go to Deseronto to load lumber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1894