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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1909

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The chief Dominion day event here will be Yacht Club regatta in connection with which will be the contest for the George cup, donated to the Eastern Lake Ontario Yacht Racing Association, and at present held by the Kathleen of Kingston. There will be three contestants: The Kathleen, the Crescent of Watertown, N.Y., and the Whirl, of Toronto. It was thought that the Ellen, of Hamilton, might also enter, but no word has been heard from her.

Carrying thirty more square feet of canvas than ever before the Crescent, the crack racing boat of the Crescent Yacht Club, arrived this morning at the Yacht Clubhouse from Chaumont Bay, N.Y. The Crescent will be sailed by Judge G.W. Reeves, skipper and captain, with a crew of R.J. Peltier, George Lince and H.N. Butterworth, all experienced men. The Crescent is accompanied by the Ontario, the Canopus, the Comfort, Gewame II and the Rene II. Mr. Angley, in his Rene II, will cruise up the Rideau before returning to Chaumont Bay.

The course for the cup races will be a triangular one, which the yachts will cover twice, making fifteen miles. The race tomorrow will start at 9:30 a.m., and if there is a breeze like that of today, it should be finished by noon.

The Kathleen will be sailed by the veteran, Henry Cunningham, who will have as his sailormen H. Horn, N. Crothers and W.B. Dalton, Jr.

The Whirl of Toronto is a fast yacht, having defeated all its rivals at the western end of Lake Ontario, and it may lead home both the Kathleen and Crescent.

(photo - "Sailing Yacht Kathleen of Kingston, the present holder of the George Cup")

The second race for the George Cup will start at 9:30 a.m. Friday. It may require another race on Saturday to decide the winner.


The tug Bronson is at the government dry dock, having two new wheels put on.

The steamer Nevada arrived at Richardsons' elevator, last night, from Fort William, and is unloading 45,000 bushels of wheat and oats.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with barge Hamilton and cleared light, for Montreal; the steamer Westmount will arrive from Montreal tonight, on her way to Fort William, and will take the barge Hamilton in tow.

p.5 Pith of the News - The steamer H.M. Pellatt, at Toronto, ran into the ferry steamer John Hanlan, lying across the head of the slip, and sunk her in about twelve feet of water. The Pellatt also smashed a portion of the wharf.

p.6 Gananoque, June 30th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego yesterday afternoon....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jun 1909