The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1848

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p.2 American Lake Line of Steamers - The Niagara has resumed her place in this line, materially improved in her fittings since the accident at the mouth of the Genesee. The Rochester has been withdrawn and placed on the route between Lewiston and Hamilton, under the command of Capt. Masson

Toronto Regatta - 2nd Day - The weather on Tuesday, the second day, was equally fine. Three matches for sailing vessels were contested.

For vessels of the first class, the race was won by Mr. O'Brien's Gazelle; Mr. Crookshank's Queen being second, and Mr. Gunn's Shark third. Prize for the first 15 l., the second drawing stakes in all the matches.

For vessels of the second class, won by Mr. Whitlam's Belle Louise, second, Mr. ___ Lapwing; Prize 10 l.

For vessels of the third class, open boats, won by Mr. Hodgin's Firefly; second, Mr. Manning's Indian Queen. [Globe]

Navigation Laws - editorial opinion. [Toronto Examiner]

p.3 Marine Railway - Among the evidences that with the improvement in the navigation of the river the shipping trade of this city has not decreased, is the fact that the facilities for the hauling out and repair of vessels, and for ship-building, have of late been materially increased. The building of a first class railway a few years since by the Marine Railway Company was followed by the erection of several of smaller capacity: then a floating dock was constructed by the Messrs. Beaupre; a second first class railway has just been added by Mr. Fisher; and Mr. Fowler is engaged in constructing another at his ship-yard. Mr. Fisher's new railway at Portsmouth we took occasion to visit during the week. It is equal in its capacity to any in the province, and has been built upon the designs and under the superintendence of Mr. Fisher himself. As a matter of course, this gentleman's interest in constructing his railway was to avoid, if attainable, the possibility of accident, under any pressure which the carriages might be required to sustain, and the almost absence friction in the working of the railway, as well with reference to the wheels, or rollers upon which the carriage move as in the power by which they are drawn up. The work is throughout of the most substantial character, and we wish the enterprising proprietor every success. We have no doubt, indeed, that under the influence of better times ahead and the largely increased shipping on the lake, all the establishments we have named, will find full and profitable employment.


The Regatta will take place on Friday the 15th inst., as previously advertised, commencing at 11 o'clock A.M.

SAIL BOATS will take their places at moorings to be laid down by the Stewards, near the Bridge, and each boat's position decided by lot.

Boats will be anchored off Mr. George's Barn, on Long Island, off 4 Mile Point, and off Ferris's Point, each of which will have a flag flying in them to indicate the course of sailing, and each of these boats must be rounded in succession by the first three classes of Sail Boats; the fourth class will round the buoy off Four Mile Point only.

Boats on the larboard tack (viz. having their larboard side to windward) will give way, and boats on the starboard tack will hold their course when there is any doubt which shall pass to windward.

Any boat fore-reaching on another, if not certain of weathering, must pass to leeward or go about.

Should any of the boats get aground, they may use any means they may have on board to get off, but no aid from the shore or from another boat will be allowed and then only to float the boat.

Any kind or quantity of sail may be used.

No out-riggers allowed on the Row boats.

The course for the row-boats to be decided on the day of the Regatta.

Foul play of any description, or a breach of the above rules, will subject the boat to exclusion from the race.


Secretary & Treasurer.

Kingston, Sept. 5th, 1848.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1848