The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1837

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p.2 mail from Kingston to Oswego takes a week by land when it could be sent in a few hours by water. [Oswego Herald]


For the British Whig.

Mr. Editor,

Allow me to ask what has become of the promised Kingston Regatta? In anticipation of the race, and in order that the Yankees should not again carry off the prize, two young men in this neighborhood have each built a light skiff, which promise to beat every thing in the shape of a boat that can be produced from the other side. But if there is to be no Regatta, they will have had their labor for their pains.

Ernestown, Sept. 9th. One Interested.

Editor's Note - The Kingston Regatta is slumbering, not defunct. The subscription list, with a number of names attached, was placed in the hands of the editor of the Chronicle and Gazette, as the most likely person to set the thing fairly afloat, and immediately after the Assizes, the race will probably come on. Our Correspondent had better make his complaint to the office of our contemporary.


Arrivals from Grenville and Bytown.

Sept. 7th - The steamer Rideau, Hunter, 21 passengers.

Sept. 11th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen, with barges Frances, Emigrant & Trader in tow. 261 passengers (consignees listed.)

Sept. 11th - The steamer Cataraqui, Drummond, with barge Kingston in tow. 81 passengers (consignees listed.) This vessel arrived from Grenville in 49 hours.

Departures for Grenville and Bytown.

Sept. 8th - The steamer Rideau, Hunter.

Sept. 11th - The steamer Bytown, Bowen.

Departures for Montreal & Prescott.

Sept. 6th - The steamer Margaret, Ballentyne, with barges Mary & Constitution in tow.

Sept. 8th - The steamer Margaret.

Sept. 11th - The steamer Margaret.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1837