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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1898

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Toronto, Oct. 27th - There will be another Canada cup race. Yesterday afternoon the Royal Canadian yacht club, the present holder of the cup, received the following communication from the Chicago Yacht Club:

"Royal Canadian yacht club, Toronto.

Gentlemen: I have the honor to notify you that the Chicago yacht club will challenge for Canada's cup. If agreeable to you a committee will meet you in Toronto to present a formal challenge and to arrange all details of race. An early reply, stating when you wish to meet our committee, will greatly oblige.

Respectfully yours, Charles H. Thorne, secretary."

The sailing and executive committee of the R.C.Y.C. met within a few hours of the receipt of the challenge and decided to accept it.



The schooner Singapore is wind bound at this port.

The schooner Emerald, light, left for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Toledo.

The barge Chicago, of the M.T. company's fleet, was released from Davis' dry dock today.

Another heavy gale from the west during last night and today held several boats in the harbor.

The steamers Ralph and Harold are awaiting a cessation of the storm to clear for the Welland canal.

The M.T. company's barge Kingston left the government dry dock yesterday after receiving general repairs.

The steamer Viking left for Oswego this morning, but had to put back on account of the heavy sea running outside.

The schooner Danforth carrying iron ore to Deseronto entered the government graving dock for a general caulking.

The tug Active with the wrecker Grantham reached Brighton yesterday afternoon, and will remain until the rough weather moderates, or until the wind veers around off the shore before going to the wrecked barges Hector and Kildonan.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer North King made the remarkably fast time of three hours and forty minutes on her trip yesterday from Charlotte to Port Hope, distance sixty miles. She is a fast as well as most seaworthy boat, the very best of her class.

p.3 Clung To The Rigging All Day - Racine, Wis., Oct. 27th - Capt. Horace Acres and a crew of six men, from the barge D.L. Files, were rescued yesterday afternoon after clinging to the rigging for twenty-four hours.


Steamer Owners Want Damages.

Montreal, Oct. 27th - The owners of the American steamship Lloyd S. Porter, sunk in collision with the steamer Turret Age, a short distance above Quebec, have instituted action against Peterson, Tait & Co., owners of the Turret Age, claiming that the latter vessel was responsible for the loss of the Lloyd S. Porter, the owners of which value the vessel at $50,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1898