The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1845


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p.3 Steam Boat Racing in Canada - Some of the American papers are bragging considerably about the steamer Buffalo having beaten the London, but the fact is that the Capt. of the London had as much idea of flying as of racing at the time to which they refer. Stirred up by their boasting, however, the vessels have since had a fair trial with the following result:- leaving the port of Buffalo together the London reached Erie (90 miles) at least six miles ahead of her opponent; the London then crossed the lake of Port Stanley, and notwithstanding a strong head wind, while the other vessel was enjoying smooth water, reached Detroit two hours before the Buffalo, to the great astonishment of the people on board the latter. [Niag. Chronicle, July 9th]


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Date of Original:
July 18, 1845
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KN.5290
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1845