The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1852

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p.2 Toronto Regatta - The Colonist furnishes the following in relation to the yacht race of Saturday:-

The weather this day was not quite so propitious, being dark, threatening rain and not much wind. However, the boats of the Toronto Yacht Club, including both Emerald and Storm Queen, who had worked all night to get fresh masts stepped, came to the scratch at twelve o'clock; but in consequence of the buoy in the Lake opposite Privat's having been carried away during the night, the race was not decisive. The following was the order of the arrival at the winning buoy:-

1 - Witch, Mr. Corbauld.

2 - Albacore, Mr. Stowe.

3 - Jenny Lind, Mr. Crookshank.

4 - Undine, Mr. Arnold.

The second class over the same course was also undecided. Both these races will be run over again.

The third class was won by the Bronte, belonging to F.W. Barron, Esq., and the fourth class, open boats, by the Nelly Bligh, Mr. Flanagan.

Our contemporary thus remarks upon the whole Regatta, paying a handsome compliment, by the way, to the Kingston boats:-

"On the whole, the sport was most excellent, it being allowed to be the best Regatta ever witnessed on our bay. The Kingston boats, both in rowing and in sailing, decidedly carried off the palm, but it is to be hoped that this friendly contest will give an excitement to our Toronto yachting men to build better boats, and if a regatta takes place next year, we hope it will be with a different result for the credit of the bay.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1852