The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1849

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Fate and the elements seem to have conspired against the Barriefield Regatta. The prolonged absence of the Cherokee, and the uncertainty of the weather, were its two greatest enemies. The sports had been postponed so often, that the Committee of Management, although the late appointed day (Saturday) was cold and gloomy, with a tendency to rain, resolved to let the affair come off, sooner than consent to any further postponement. The muster nevertheless, in spite of the weather, was very respectable, and showed, what would have been the attendance, had the weather proved propitious.

The sports, very much curtailed, commenced shortly after twelve o'clock. The first race was a Skiff Race, for two prizes. The competitors were Mr. James Medley, the Barriefield Tailor, and two Long Islanders, in three very elegant and swift skiffs. Owing to the breakage of an oar, in the beginning, in the beginning of the contest the Barriefield Tailor had but one antagonist, whom he beat, but not easily, in a race of upwards of two miles long. Mr. James Eccles, the Champion, did not show on this occasion. The only other race was a two oared skiff race, won by the Barriefield Tailor and a gentleman amateur, against two Long Islanders. This was very easily won........

Port of Kingston.

Nov. 10th - Schr. Portland, Oswego, in ballast, W.C.V. Patten.

Str. Bay State, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, gen. cargo.

Schr. British Queen, Toronto, 13,275 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Nov. 12th - Schr. Isabella, Coburg, 372 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones; 325 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.; 158 bbls. flour, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 2200 bush. wheat, 301 bbls. flour, 22 do. pork, 6 do. pearl ash, Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. A.J. Brown, Port Hope, 5236 bush. wheat, 48 bbls. flour, Mrs. Quigley.

Schr. David Taite, Wellington, 1600 bush. wheat, 70 bbls. fish, 25 bbls. pork, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Sarah & Cornelia, Hamilton, 5100 staves, 300 feet white oak timber, Calvin, Cook & Co.

Schr. Primrose, Wellington, 34 bbls. fish, owners; 1500 bush. grain, A. McFall.

Schr. Royalist, Toronto, 7063 bush. wheat, Macpherson & Crane.

Schr. Prince of Wales, Bondhead, 1013 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Pomona, Cleveland, 2050 bbls. flour, 95 bbls. mess pork, 77 bbls. tallow, various owners.


41/64 of the Propeller ADVENTURE, 30 horse power, as she now lies, being well found in every respect, and capable of carrying 1000 bbls. Flour from any port on Lake Ontario to Montreal, or 70,000 feet Lumber.

Application to be made, if by letter (post paid) to John H. Greer, Kingston, or Ralph Jones, Cobourg.

Kingston, Nov. 12th, 1849.

.....The American vessel Eureka of Cleveland, Ohio, for California, is now afloat, and will probably leave port in a day or two. Her masts have been shortened, her bottom sheathed and tarred felt placed under the sheathing. The chances are she will make a safe and speedy passage. [Quebec Morning Chronicle]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1849