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An Ocean Race.

Great interest was felt in New York (says the correspondent of the ‘Daily News’) as to the result of the ocean race between the City of New York and tho Teutonic, which was decided recently, when the City of New York passed Sandy Hook, her rival following 33min later. Both were far from beating the best record of the City of Paris, which is 5d 23h 3; min. The time of the City of New York was fid 14h, and that of tho Teutonic fid 14h 33min; but the distance run by the City of New York was ten miles longer than that of her rival. It must not be forgotten, however, that the Teutonic was making her maiden voyage, and she made the fastest first trip, while the City of New York has often crossed the ocean. The weather was not altogether favorable for either vessel. The Teutonic passed through a heavy sea the first three days, the fourth was foggy and misty, and speed had to be reduced for seventeen hours, whilst for the remainder of the voyage a fresh breeze was experienced, and the weather was pleasant. The City of New York went through about the same kind of weather, and on the 13th was obliged to use only one engine because tho bearings of the other had become heated. The daily runs of the two vessels were as follows: —Teutonic: 9tfi, 394 knots; 10th, 404; 11th, 430; 12th, 431; 13th, 440; 14th, 454; 15th, 227; making a total of 2,780. Tho City of New York’s runs were ; On the 9th, 408 knots; 10th, 440; 11th, 452; 12th, 424; 13th, 404; 14th, 465; 15th, 197; making a total of 2,790. "We did not push the steamer at all,” said Captain Parsell of the Teutonic, “and the time made for a new ship on her first voyage was, I consider, very good,

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An Ocean Race., Evening Star, Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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An Ocean Race. Evening Star, Issue 8034, 10 October 1889

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