The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1845

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p.3 The Highlander Beaten by the City of Toronto - The Highlander left Kingston on Saturday afternoon, at half-past five o'clock, and arrived at the wharf, at Toronto, at fifteen minutes to nine, on Sunday morning. The City of Toronto left Kingston on Saturday evening, at 7 o'clock, and arrived at Toronto at two minutes before ten o'clock, on Sunday morning, thus beating the Highlander seventeen minutes.

We are no great admirers of trials of speed between rival steamboats, which ply as public carriers; and had the tidings contained in the foregoing paragraph been calculated to lead to the belief, that the City and Highlander had been racing, it would have been our duty to have commented upon the introduction of so dangerous a practice into our lake boats. But as the City merely kept up her ordinary rate of speed, and as there has been so much "bounce" about the Highlander, it is doing the City and her popular commander, not more than justice to state the facts as they occurred. [Toronto Herald]

The Opposition - We have great hopes that all the parties engaged in this unnatural warfare have arranged their differences. At any rate both the Highlander and the Prince Albert have resumed their original routes, and "the ungrateful public" are disappointed.

Opposition Steamer Between Kingston and Oswego - The Agent of the steamer William IV, being determined to pay off Brother Jonathan for sending U.S. steamers to tow rafts on the Bay of Quinte, has placed this powerful vessel as a day boat on the route between Kingston and Oswego. The William IV is a good sea boat and speedy besides, and will no doubt obtain a share of the business - more particularly as her agent charges only half as much for freight and passengers as the American steamers. [Chronicle]


Open To All Crafts.

The Kingston Bay Regatta will take place on Thursday, the 25th September next. The following are the prizes and the conditions:-


1st Class Yachts.

15 tons and under - 20 Pds.; Entrance 5 Pds., added.

2nd Class Yachts.

8 tons and under - 15 Pds.; Entrance 2 Pds. 10s. added.

3rd Class Yachts.

5 tons and under - 10 Pds., Entrance 1 Pd. 5s., added.

For the above prizes none but Pleasure Yachts, and Naval Boats can be allowed to enter.

Scows and Wood Boats.

Of all sizes - 7 Pds. 10s.; Entrance 15s., added. No race if less than 3 entries.

Rowing Matches.

6-oared keel boats, 10 Pds.; Entrance 1 Pd. 5s, added.

4-oared keel boats, 7 Pds. 10s.; 15s. added.

2-oared keel boats,

or skiffs pulling 2 oars, 5 Pds.; 10s. added.

Skiffs pulled with one pair of sculls, 7 Pds. 10s.; Entrance 15s., added.

Keel boats Sculled with one oar 2 Pds. 10s.; entrance 5s., added.

Bark Canoes with 2 paddles, 2 Pds. 10s.; entrance 6 shillings, added.

A Sweepstakes of 5 Pds., with __ Pds. added, for all boats pulling more than 6 oars.

No race if less than three enter, and except for the Sweepstakes.

Entrances to be closed at noon on Wednesday, 24th September, or afterwards to pay double entrance.

Boats to be produced at the time of entrance.

The Second boat in all cases to save her entrance.

In the event of unfavorable weather, the Stewards are authorized to postpone the Regatta.

All Sailing Boats must be entered under a distinguishing Flag.

No appeal from the decision of the Stewards.

WM. STEERS, Secretary.

Kingston, August 29th, 1845.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1845