The Times Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09 Oct 1892, Sun • Page 15
RED DRAGONS CONTEST
THESE WELL-KNOWN CANOEISTS HOLD THEIR FALL RACES-
A LARGE AND SELECT ATTENDANCE
The Liberian Consul Present and Acts as One of the Judges - A Reception Tendered the Guests in the Evening - the Whole Affair a Grand Success.
The annual fall races of the Red Dragon Canoe Club were held yesterday on the Delaware river at Wissinoming. They were the most successful ever held by the organization. Society people were out in force from their cottages along the river bank at Torresdale, Andalusia, Liddonfield, Cornwell and Eddington, besides many from the Jersey shore.
The club made extensive preparations for the entertainment of their guests, which were successfully carried out, and the club building was gaily decorated for the occasion. The races consisted of three events, opening with a canoe paddling between Harry Fleishman, with canoe Enid, and M. D. Wilt in the Malta. The course was a quarter of a mile northward from Lardner's Point. Fleishman quickly showed his superior ability and won by about two cauoe lengths.
The second event was a tandem paddling race with F. O. Gross and Harry Fleishman in the canoe Enid, A. S. Fenimore and M. D. Wilt in charge of the Malta and K. G. Fleishman and J. Van Dusen paddling the Bouquet. The Enid crossed the line first with the Malta two lengths behind. But the most important of the events was the unlimited sail for boats of every class. There were thirteen starters. Besides those regularly entered there were several sloop-rigged cabin boats and gunning skiffs that crossed from the Jersey side and followed the boats over the course.
A BALTIMORE SHARPIE
The introduction of a Baltimore sharpie into the contest, the first to run in Philadelphia waters, was the center of much attention on the part of the local yachtsmen. There was much speculation indulged in as to her sailing qualities, but as she was the last to pass the stake boat after the starting gun was fired, no one expected that she would be one of the winners, and this theory was borne out by the result.
The Osceola led from the start, closely pursued by the Malta, with the Enid a close third. While all the boats were sailing nicely the sharpie was in apparently a dead drift against the tide. Before the first buoy was reached, three-quarters of a mile from the stakeboat, the Kie Loe secured the lead after splendid sailing and was the first to make the turn.
The sailor tried to reef too quickly, and before the second buoy was reached the Osceola shot ahead close, to the Jersey shore, and a oncer went up from the audience on the city side, showing that the spirited contest was being appreciated. The Osceola': reefs were pulled frequently to suit the winds, and she rounded the second buoy iu magnificent form, with the Enid second and the Kie Loo third, and in these relative positions they crossed the line. The course should have been sailed twice, but darkness set in and the judges decided that one circuit was sufficient
The Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) · 26 May 1910, Thu · Page 6
CANOE CLUB TO SPEND MEMORIAL DAY PADDLING
Members of the Delaware Canoe Club are awaiting Memorial Day with more than usual pleasure. Camping and boating will be their diversions on that day, and if fair weather prevails almost the entire membership of the club will be represented. The boatmen will enjoy the day in two parties. One will participate with the clubs and members of the American Canoe Association in a trip on Rancocas Creek, New Jersey, from Brown's Mills in the Pines to the Delaware river.
About 50 members of the American Association, from the various canoe clubs along the Delaware river together with a few from New York, will be represented. The party will arrive at Brown's Mills where the Rancocas Creek forms an outlet for a large lake, on Saturday, and will start on Sunday morning, paddling as far as Mount Holly. The cruise will be resumed on Friday morning, and on arrival at the Red Dragon Canoe Club, at Wlssinoming, supper will be served on the lawn of the club house.
The members of the Delaware Canoe Club will ship their canoes from Wilmington on Friday. Arrangements are being made for the trip by E. Roscoe Shroeder, captain, and Herbert D. Belts, commodore of the club.
A second party of the club will start from Newport on Saturday at noon and will go to Christiana, where a camp will be selected.