The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1868

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p.2 Dominion Day - The Regatta, the contesting boats of which will start punctually at 11 o'clock from the buoy at the Queen's wharf. This punctuality of starting has been made a special rule in the present race, to prevent the common practice on such occasions of keeping the public waiting until perfectly wearied out, therefore there need be no fear on that score in the present instance. The course of the boats was given in yesterday's News, and it only remains to add, in order to make the race fully intelligible to the uninstructed, that each boat will round the buoys on the starboard (right) side, and that any boat touching the buoy in rounding, is ruled out of the race; all boats on the starboard tack to have the right of way; boats running free to give way to those on the wind. Tonnage time 1/2 minute to the foot, measured on the keel. Each boat carries a distinguishing flag, and as far as entered they are as follows:- Pride of the Wave - (Orange); Dreadnought - (Green); Electric - (Red, White and Blue); Confederation - (Blue); Boat from Gananoque (name not received) (Red).

For the accommodation of those wishing a close inspection of the race, Mr. Jeffers has consented to run his pretty little tug Ellen Jeffers, during the race, which will follow the boats round, and in addition will cruise round the islands for the gratification of those who may patronise her.

p.3 Port of Kingston - Arrivals & Departures - 30.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1868