BIG YACHTING WEEK.
The greatest yacht regatta ever held at Kingston is to take place during the week of July 18th, when it is expected that seventy-five yachts and 500 yachtsmen will visit the Limestone city in connection with the rendezvous of the Lake Yacht Racing Association, and the George Cup races, between the Kathleen of Kingston, the holder of the cup, the Crescent of Watertown, N.Y., and the Whirl, and possibly another yacht, of Toronto. It will be a social as well as yacht racing week, for the Kingston Yacht Club, with its popular commodore, Prof. Iva E. Martin, intends to lavishly entertain the visitors, who will spend four or five days here. The city council has contributed towards the cost of entertainment, which will amount to quite a good sized bill. (further details of plans)
Rescuing The Steamer.
According to a report received in the city at noon, the steamer Glenellah, which ran aground at Presque Isle, has not yet been released. One of the Calvin Co.'s tugs is at the scene, and it is expected that the vessel will be taken off in due time.
AS BUSY AS A BEE.
The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Rideau Ferry with lumber for Oswego. She will load coal in Oswego for Smith's Falls. The Randall has carried 2,500 tons of coal into Smith's Falls so far this season, and yet has to carry 1,500 tons. The little steambarge is as busy as a bee.
Swift's wharf: steamers Belleville down; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa this morning; Keewatin expected with coal; Caspian down; Kingston down this morning; City of Montreal up tonight.
While the steamer Kingston, of the R. & O. line, was docking into the dock at Toronto, she struck the nose of the steamer Belleville and bent the latter's bow stem.
The schooner Kitchen is at Richardsons' wharf, taking on a cargo of feldspar for Charlotte.
The steambarge Navajo arrived here loaded with brick, from Brockville, on the way to Bath.
The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived at the Grove Inn with coal from Oswego.
The schooner Marshall is at the penitentiary loading stone for Cobourg.
The steamer Sowards arrived at Anglin's with coal from Charlotte.
The schooner Major Ferry arrived at Sowards' with coal from Oswego.
The steamer Haddington passed down on her way to Montreal.
A $500 Challenge.
An interesting controversy is being indulged in on the upper lakes in connection with the relative speed of the S.S. Hamonic, of the Northern Navigation company, and the S.S. Keewatin, of the C.P.R. It is claimed by the latter that it has been demonstrated she could speed faster than the S.S. Hamonic and the Sarnia Canadian has challenged two of their contemporaries that the steamer Hamonic, the first time she comes across either the Keewatin or the Assiniboia, of the C.P.R., will pass these vessels and in good faith have deposited a certified cheque for $500.
p.8 News of the World - The steamer. L.C. Hanna was released from Kettle Point, after jettisoning about 4,000 tons of ore overboard. Capt. C.H. Sinclair says her bottom is in bad shape.