The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1851

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p.2 Toronto Regatta - This affair comes off on Thursday next. But for the exclusiveness of that portion of the advertisement relating to the "Championship," the Young Champion Medley would have astonised the Torontowegians, and carried home the Corporation Cup. The handsome manner in which he won the Cup at Montreal last year, (notwithstanding the shameful trick resorted to to keep it from him,) has had the effect, so far as we can learn, of inducing the Toronto people to act very selfishly; excluding competitors from a distance, so that the Cup might be kept in their own City. Surely Medley has had good cause to congratulate himself, on being the terror of the country as a "Skiffsman." Besides being the acknowledged Champion of Kingston, he has taken the palms from Quebec and Montreal, and would have been equally victorious in Toronto, had not the niggardly getters up of this Regatta precluded his competing.

Reduction of Tolls on the Ordnance Canals - will increase traffic on Rideau and Ottawa canals.

Collision & Loss of Life - On Friday night last, the schooner J.B. Skinner, bound for this port, was run into by a large fore and aft schooner of Huron, and in the collision a young man by the name of J. Marsh, a brother of the Captain, was knocked overboard and was lost. The Skinner was damaged to her starboard bow, and her jibs were badly split. The master of the fore and aft refused to give her name.


8th - Schr. H.J. Bown (sic), Oswego, 200 bbls. salt, A. Foster.

Str. Ontario, Montreal, mixed cargo.

Schr. Neckick (sic), Oswego, mixed cargo.

Brig John Hancock, Cleveland, 2621 bbls. foreign flour, Elijah Hooker.

Schr. Speedwell, Sandusky, 7625 bush. foreign wheat, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Sarah and Cornelia, Amherstburgh, 38,300 pieces W.O. West India staves, Calvin & Cook.

Str. Britannia, Cleveland, mixed cargo.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, mixed cargo.


8th - Str. Bay State, Lewiston, mixed cargo.

Schr. Lewis Goler, Oswego, 62,000 feet sawed lumber.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1851