The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1845


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KINGSTON REGATTA.

Gentlemen friendly to the intention of reviving the Annual Kingston Regatta, are requested to attend a Meeting for that purpose, to be held at Daley's Hotel, on Thursday next, August 7th, at 11 o'clock A.M., on which occasion the Chair will be taken by Capt. Fowell, R.N.

Kingston, August 5th, 1845.

River Monopoly - Our Montreal Correspondent, in attacking the monopoly of the River Mail Line, does not act with his usual discrimination. He ought to know, that owing to the former fearful competition of the small steamers, and the heavy tolls on the Cornwall Canal and Plank Road, the proprietors of this Line have sunk much money. The question is not, whether $8 from Montreal to Kingston is a high charge, but whether it cannot be done for less. Experience has painfully taught the contrary. It is very well to consider steamers made for the public good - a little consideration should be entertained for their owners. This is, however, the last year of the "monopoly;" for next season, the Beauharnois Canal being completed, competition on this Line will be carried to its usual ruinous extent.


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Aug. 5, 1845
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KN.5295
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1845