The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1848

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p.2 Regatta - With a splendid bay for boating purposes, we have at length much of the necessary material on hand for Regatta sports. There are in and near the harbor about 20 sail-craft of from 35 to 20 feet keel, which, if called out in a body for a few hours exercise of their wings, would make a handsome display, occasion in their rivalry some very fine sport, and excite the requisite spirit for a better and more extended contest in September. We therefore throw out a suggestion for a weekly or fortnightly meeting of our little fleet for this purpose. We are satisfied that this can easily be accomplished. It wants but some one of the boat owners to take the matter in hand and the thing is done. No one is better fitted, either by his fondness for aquatic sports, or by his position, to direct the movement, than Lieut. Davis, R.N., who has assumed, or is about to assume the charge of the naval station here. He will find an able assistant in Major Crofton of the XXth, who we are informed was commodore of the Yacht Club at Bermuda, while his regiment was stationed at that post. And if these gentlemen, or either of them, will take the necessary steps to procure a meeting such as that we have hinted at, we are satisfied they will be warmly seconed.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1848