The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1847


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p.1 The Lachine Canal - a full column of description from [Montreal Gazette]

p.3 Sailing Match - On Thursday, we had the pleasure of witnessing the best contested sailing match which ever came off in Kingston Bay. The boats were the Cutters Sans Souci and Nautilus, the former owned by Mr. Burrowes, and the latter the property of Mr. Chambers, Junr., and the course to be run was from the Martello Tower, in front of the Market Place, round the "Upper Brothers," a small island, ten miles from Kingston, and back again. At the start the Nautilus had slightly the advantage, taking her place on the weather bow of her adversary; the Sans Souci, however, soon took the lead, passing to leeward, and at the end of the first stretch had gained a few hundred yards - this advantage she maintained, increasing her distance each tack till when off Cataraqui Point, the odds in her favor were very considerable, but now the uncertainty of things nautical became strikingly apparent, for, to the wonder of those who had witnessed the previous part of the race, the Nautilus drew ahead passing her opponent to windward fully half a mile; from this point to the "Upper Brother," the race was exceedingly exciting, and it was evident that the apparently distanced boat had no intention of giving up the contest. The sailing round the Island was beautiful, the boats making several short tacks within speaking distance of each other; here again the Sans Souci took the lead, and weathered the Island a few seconds in advance, the sheets were then eased off, and the boats literally flew through the water, making the run home (ten miles) in one hour and five minutes, and the Sans Souci rounded the Martello Tower, barely two minutes in advance of her opponent. Both boats were admirably handled throughout.

Burlington Bay Dock & Ship Building Company - citizens of Hamilton have formed a company. [Herald]

Royal Mail Steamers -We are requested to state that the Royal Mail Line of Steamers leave Toronto for Kingston, at 12 o'clock precisely every day, Sundays excepted. [British Colonist]


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Date of Original:
Sept. 18, 1847
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KN.5437
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1847