The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1849

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The approaching Regatta will possess no ordinary interest; a great many vessels and a great many people are making a great many preparations to effect a great many things. Among other matters, the Long Islanders are determined to regain their lost laurels, and prevent "Jem Medley, the Barriefield Tailor," from being once again "the Champion of the Bay." It will be recollected, that for many years past Mr. James Eccles, of Long Island, has carried all before him in the skiff-pulling line; and to such a degree did his fame extend, that few watermen liked to contend against him. Last year this redoubted champion happened to be-ill; when Mr. James Medley, a stout young tailor, challenged all the other Long Islanders and beat them. - Flushed with success, the young tailor intends to try his luck again; but unfortunately for his chances of success, Mr. James Eccles has recovered his health and will be in the field to oppose him. It therefore remains to be seen, whether Mr. James Eccles, a stout heavy man of 40 years of age, the best puller on the lake, but a little passee, will be able to compete with a powerful young fellow of 22 -though he be a tailor. But such a tailor! - it would do a lady's heart good to look at him. It usually takes 9 tailors to make a man; but in this instance the adage is wrong; for it would probably take nine ordinary men to make a tailor.

Died - At Port Oshawa, on the 29th ultimo, of cholera, Joseph Wood, Esq., Harbor Master, aged about 70 years.

Port of Kingston.

Sept. 8th - Str. St. Lawrence, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Cataract, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Sept. 10th - Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Schr. Lewis Goler, Oswego, in ballast, H. Killborne ?.

The Fast Sailing Steamer


Will leave Kingston for Montreal, This Evening, (Tuesday) Sept. 12th, at 9 o'clock.


Glassford's Wharf, Kingston, Sept. 11th, 1849.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1849