The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1863

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p.2 The Regatta at Cobourg - The lovers of aquatic sports had a fair field for enjoyment during the two days of the Regatta. The number of boats entered was not so large as in former years, owing no doubt to the celebrity which a few unrivalled crafts have obtained, but the sport was far superior to anything of the kind we ever had the pleasure of seeing. Cobourg is indebted to a few of her enterprising citizens for these annual amusements, and we think some substantial token of our approbation should be tendered to them. There are others also who in order to encourage the owners of yachts entered their boats and contributed to make up the purses, although they did not intend to run their boats, and to these gentlemen from Toronto and other places, Cobourg is deeply indebted. The Gorilla and Wide Awake took the first and second prizes, and the John A. Macdonald carried off the sweepstakes. These boats are all owned in Cobourg, and owned by men who deserve all the honor the result of this contest has shed upon them. We were pleased to notice that the Arrow came in second in the race for the Sweepstakes, after running the Rivet out of the course, and pursuing the John A. very closely to the end of the race. The winner of the open boat race was the Shamrock, owned by Messrs. Bradshaw and Connolly of Cobourg. [Sentinel]

p.3 Imports - 9; Clearances - 9,10.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1863