The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1851

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p.2 The Regatta - The Kingston Regatta is to come off on Monday. At present preparations are only being made for Yacht Racing, but we trust boat racing and skiff racing will not be omitted from the day's sports. By the way, we hint the propriety of excluding any vessel or boat belonging to Brockville from participating in any future Canadian Regatta, on account of the infamous conduct practised at the late Regatta in the waters before the town. Not only have the Stewards refused to pay Mr. Pigeon's boat the money so justly won; but they acted in the shabbiest of all ways towards Jem Medley, the Barriefield Tailor, who went down to pull in the skiff race. When the Brockville Competitors saw the Kingston Champion, their hearts failed them, and they withdrew their entries, leaving him none to compete with. This the mean and pitiful Stewards permitted, and allowed Mr. Medley to go away empty-handed. The Montrealers last year served the gallant little fellow nearly as badly, for instead of handing over to him the stakes he had so handsomely earned, they gave them to the second boat that came in half a mile behind him. We say again, place the Brockvillians in Coventry until they can be taught common honesty in sporting matters.


13th - Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

14th - Str. Cataract, Ogdensburgh, mixed cargo.

Schr. Dexter Calvin, Port Dover, 28,000 pipe and West India staves.

Schr. Triton, Oswego, 100 bbls. salt, E. Hickey.


13th - Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1851