The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1849

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p.2 The Lilla - The Brigantine Lilla has again sailed for a transatlantic port, with a cargo of 11,000 standard deals. But three days were occupied in her discharge - a despatch but seldom witnessed.



At a meeting of the Committee appointed by the Provincial Agricultural Association to make arrangements for a Regatta, held on Wednesday the 22nd August inst., it was resolved that a Provincial Regatta open to all, shall take place at Kingston, on

the 18th day of September, 1849,

being the first day of the Grand Provincial Agricultural Exhibition; when the following Prizes will be contended for:

Sailing Matches.

Prizes Entrance

1st Class - Boats of 20 tons or under, P. 30 0 0 P. 2 0 0

2nd " " 12 tons " 17 10 0 0 17 6

3rd " " 6 tons " 12 10 0 0 12 6

4th " " 18 feet keel and under, 7 10 0 0 7 6

5th " Scows, 5 0 0 0 5 0

Private Sailing Match.

The Stewards are authorized to state that the Schooner Dart, of 100 tons burthen, will run from Kingston round the Ducks and back for £50 a side, with any British Schooner of the like tonnage: the race to come off on the day of the Regatta.

Rowing Matches.


1st Class - 8 oared Boats, 12 0 0 0 12 6

2nd " 6 " 10 0 0 0 10 0

3rd " 4 " 7 10 0 0 7 6

4th " 2 " 5 0 0 0 5 0


1st Class - For the Championship of the Bay,

a purse containing ten Sovereigns 12 10 0 0 12 6

2nd " 5 0 0 0 5 0

3rd " 2 10 0 0 2 6

SCULLING MATCH - Boats to be sculled

with one oar 1 5 0 0 0 0

Entrances to be made at Belanger's Saloon, with one of the Stewards, who will attend for that purpose, at the hour of 7 o'clock, P.M., on the 15th and 16th September. No entrances will be received after 8 o'clock, P.M., on the 16th.


The Baron de Longueuil; George Sherwood, Esq., M.P.P.; Major Crofton, XXth Regt.; Lieut. W.R. Davies, R.N.; G.A. Phillpotts, Esq.; Edward Bronson, Esq., Oswego; John S. Cummins, Esq.; Dr. T.W. Robison; J.J. Burrows, Esq.; A. Cameron, Esq.; J. Boyes, Esq.

Judge and Superintendent of all arrangements - Granville Moyle, Esq., R.N.

Persons interested, are hereby informed of the following regulations which have been adopted by the Stewards:

1st - relative to Sailing Matches: None but Yachts and Boats solely used for pleasure shall enter in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd classes, respectively. Boats having centre boards, or slip-keels, shall not be permitted to enter for the 1st or 2nd class, but if not over 6 tons, may enter for the 3rd class, if of greater tonnage, in the Scow race, and if not over 18 feet keel in the 4th class. No boat shall carry a square sail - nor any except fore and aft sails.

2nd - relative to rowing Matches: No boat or skiff shall be permitted to enter for more than one race. No skiff shall be allowed more than one pair of sculls. No boat or skiff shall carry out-riggers.


The prizes, (except the championship prize,) shall be increased in proportion, provided the amount of subscriptions will warrant it. The entrances are not to be added to the prizes: in all cases the boat coming in second shall save her entrance. In all races each boat shall carry a distinguishing flag, the particlars of which, with her name, shall be stated to the Steward in attendance at the time of entry.

The Stewards may postpone the Regatta, in case of unfavorable weather.

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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1849