CANSO, August 20 - During last season a few of our public spirited
citizens inaugurated for the benefit of the baot fishermen of Canso
and vicinity the first regatta at Canso.
The emulation excited thereby, with the pleasant holiday to which th
event gave rise, promted another this season on a much grander scale.
The day was all that could be desired with the exception that the more
adventurous did not have their wishes for a spanking sou-wester gratified,
and it was not till after one p.m. that the breeze was decided sufficiently
strong to warrant a start at all. The course was a triangle, four miles
to leeward, four wind abeam, and four to the windward.
Thirty-seven boats entered. In class 1 twenty-two started, the George
Washington, Hudson, of Country Harbour, taking first prize - a handsome
silver cup and $50 cash. The Letia Taylor of Isaac's Harbour, took second
prize of $30; the Pride of the East, McKenzie, of Whitehaven, third
prize, $15; Genesta, Walsh, of Canso, fourth prize, $10; Sam Slick,
Peytezh, of Isaac's Harbor, fifth, $5.
In class 2 - three prizes $25, $10, and $5, were taken respectively
by Dick, Meagher, Canso ; Irez, Carter, Half Island Cove; and Lobster,
In the extra class provided for boats measuring over thirty feet on
water line, the first prize of $20 was won by Golden Slipper, McNeary,
Canso, and the second $10 by Minia, Hurst, of Canso.
The first cash prizes in classes one and two of $50 and $25 were given
by the Mackay-Bennett cable company. In view of the large number of
competitors disappointed to-day the regatta committee decided to offer
consolation prizes of $20 and $10 for classes one and two to be competed
for to-morrow, when it is hoped those who found the wind too light to-day
will have their wishes fully gratified, The events attracted a large
number of visitors, who evidently appreciated what was certainly the
prettiest sight ever seen in these waters.