The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1851

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The contest for the prize, offered to competition by the Kingston Yacht Club, came off today. The morning was delightful; the sun shone out brightly, at eleven o'clock, the hour fixed for the start; there was a fine breeze, one which must have delighted the sailors: it was neither too light nor too stiff. At noon, however, it partly died away. Only five yachts started, a small number for this harbor, but two or three of the usual regatta yachts having been sold to parties at a distance, they were not here to participate in yesterday's sport, and the owners of others did not think proper to enter. The following entries were made on Saturday evening:

Hochelaga, 17 tons, Capt. de la Tour;

Tempest, 8 tons, P.H. Pigeon;

Pearl, 6 tons, Wm. Pigeon;

Shamrock, 8 tons, Mr. Griffin;

Golden Arrow, 4 tons, Mr. Osborne.

Shortly after eleven, the booming of a gun announced the start, and the vessels got under weigh in good order, and as we have stated, with a fine breeze. The course, after rounding Point Frederick, lay down the river round Milton's Island, thence up to Four Mile Point, thence to Ferris's Point, thence home. Time allowed for tonnage, one minute per ton.

The little Golden Arrow came in the victor, handsomely leading her competitors. The Pearl came in a good second.


Golden Arrow, Mr. Osborne, 1st 4 h. 45 m.

Pearl, Wm. Pigeon, 2nd 4 54

Tempest, Patrick Pigeon 5 27

Hochelaga, Capt. de la Tour 5 53

Shamrock, Mr. Griffin

The Welland Canal, says the Constitutional, is full of vessels - from four to six lying between each flat awaiting their turn of lockage - it is thought that at least 100 vessels are now on its waters. It is estimated that the tolls of the canal this year, will realize upwards of £50,000. This speaks well for Canada.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1851