The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1856

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p.2 The Corra Linn - Owing to the want of a Light House on Salmon Island (ordered some time ago,) the steamer Corra Linn ran ashore on this island during the storm of Thursday night, and there she lay until Friday afternoon, when the Hon. John Hamilton sent the Passport to bring off the Passengers and some of the goods on board. We have not heard of the Corra Linn's being got off the shoal on which she struck.


The following resolution was adopted at a meeting of the Committee, held on Wednesday evening last, viz.:

"That Wednesday, the 24th September, instead of Tuesday, the 23rd, be the day for holding the Provincial Regatta, to suit the convenience of His Excellency the Governor General.."

The reason of this alteration in the day for holding the Regatta is because His Excellency cannot arrive in Kingston until Wednesday, and as he is the Patron of the sport, and has sent a very handsome donation, the Committee felt it would be a very poor compliment to him if the Regatta came off on a day when it was known His Excellency would be absent.

Steamers will be in attendance for the convenience of subscribers and the public. The start will take place in front of the City Hall punctually at eleven o'clock. The course is as follows: Starting from moorings opposite the Queen's Wharf, thence round a buoy off George's Barn, on Long Island, keeping the buoy on the starboard hand; thence round a buoy off Nine Mile Point, keeping the buoy on the starboard hand; thence to Milton Island, in the river, round the Island, between the Island and the north shore, keeping the Island on the starboard hand; thence back to the starting point. We understand the course must be run within six hours, or else the race must be run over on the following day, or on such other day as the Committee may appoint. The course for rowing boats is not yet decided that we know of, but will be, we think, from the starting buoys up to Morton's Distillery and back, for four and six-oared boats, and a shorter distance for two-oared boats and the championship.

Great sport is anticipated, as many boats are expected from Toronto and elsewhere; among the number two New York Yachts, the iron yacht Rivet, a wicked-looking craft to contend against, and the Canada, the winner of the Toronto Regatta. Kingston will enter the St. Lawrence, and the new but untried cutter The Belle, modelled by Osborne, of Newburg. This last looks a regular clipper, and is a great favourite here, at least.

We had nearly forgotten to mention may be made on Tuesday, instead of Monday evening, at L'Hoist's Restaurant. Captain Taylor, R.N. has kindly consented to act as Commodore on the occasion. [News]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1856