The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1837

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p.2 Barriefield Regatta - The near approach of this Regatta (Monday next) should not be forgotten by those who are willing to enjoy a days amusement at very trifling expense. The anticipated sport will be great, for nearly every good boatman and fisherman in and about this vicinity has intimated his intention of putting in for the prize. The victory however will probably lie between those of Long Island and Barriefield, as several noted pullers have entered their names from both places. Early in the morning tents will be pitched on the Military Reserve, opposite the starting place, and preparations made for the race and the accommodation of visitors. In order to provide for the comfort of such ladies as would be incommoded in a small boat, or tired by walking about on shore, one of the Rideau steamboats will be in readiness to take visitors to and from the Regatta, waiting during the race. This attention on the part of the Ottawa & Rideau Company will, we are sure, be properly appreciated by our readers. From the interest taken in this Regatta by the ladies and gentlemen of Kingston, we trust it will be but the commencement of these national sports in Upper Canada.

p.3 Auction - of Scanlan's farm, stock etc. on high shore on Bay of Quinte in township of Sophiasburgh, seven miles from Picton, seven from Demorestville, six from Adolphustown, and 12 miles from Napanee;

"A new Wharf, recently erected, having a frontage of 120 feet, and at which all the Bay of Quinte Steam Boats stop regularly, both going up and coming down. Two Warehouses, one of which is quite new, and capable of storing 40,000 bushels of wheat; the other capable of holding 10,000 bushels. Connected with the Wharf is the Public Ferry to Adolphustown, which yields an annual rent of £12 10s. Currency. A Scow, Sailing Boat and Skiff, used at the Ferry will be sold."

Dirty Jack Rivalled - William IV took passengers to Toronto at low fares to prevent the Commodore Barrie from getting them.



June 25th - The steamboats Rideau, Drummond, & Margaret, Hunter, with barges Mayflower, Clara Fisher and Constitution, with a Government Batteau (consignees listed.)

June 29th - The steamboat Cataraqui, with barges Jane, Mary, Dolphin & Oswego in tow. 410 passengers.

Departures for Montreal.

June 26 - The barge Hope (consignees listed.)

June 26 - The batteau Cardinal, to load wood at Howe Island.

June 27 - The barge Clara Fisher (consignees listed.)

June 29 - The steamer Rideau, Drummond, with four barges, to load at Gananoque and Prescott.

Departures for Bytown.

June 26 - The steamboat Bytown, Bowen with barge Carillon in tow.

June 27 - The steamer Margaret, with barge Mayflower in tow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1837