The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1849

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On Tuesday the Regatta took place. An earnest but unsuccessful attempt was made in the morning of that day by several gentlemen deeply interested in the well doing of the Provincial Show, to postpone it until Friday. The consequence was that every thing went wrong on the First Day of the Fair. The Secretaries it is true made the entries, and the Treasurer took the money, but the Receiving Committees were mostly absent; the Executive Committee were away, and even the Marshall, so much needed on the Ground, was at the Regatta. This caused all those who were at their posts, and among others the writer, to curse the Regatta in their hearts, and to wish it, all persons and all things connected with it, at the very devil - so annoyingly and so inopportunely did it happen. In addition to this, the Boat Pulling Matches proved a perfect failure, if any failure can be perfect, and together, occassioned such bitter denunciations of the toute ensemble, as appeared in the British Whig of last week. The momentary excitement having passed away, it is but justice now to acknowledge that of the Sailing Boat part of the Regatta every body speaks in the highest terms. Nearly twenty five boats of various sizes and classes took part in the contest, the start was very pretty, and the coming in the very best ever seen on any waters, whether in Europe or America. Three steamers, the Magnet, the Fashion, and the Farmer, crowded with well dressed people, were out in the Bay all the time of the Race, and all persons on board were greatly delighted and equally excited by its various fluctuations. Mr. Rutherford's vessel, the Mary Anne, won the Chief Prize, but the names of the other winning boats we have not heard. The News, which takes all Regatta matters under its special care, has not yet published any account of the Kingston affair.

Port of Kingston.

Sept. 13th - Propeller Earl Cathcart, Detroit, 3 bales wool, for Cobourg.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Cataract, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Sept. 14th - Str. Niagara, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Sept. 15th - Schr. Perseverance, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Genesee Chief, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Sept. 21st - Schr. Victory, Oswego, 373 bbls. salt, J. Carruthers.

Schr. Mohawk, Oswego, in ballast, A. Gardener.

Barge Laffey ?, Quebec, 936 bars iron, H. & S. Jones & Co.

Str. Porcupine, Cape Vincent, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Naid, Oswego, gen. cargo.

Str. Bay State, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

Str. Ontario, Lewiston, gen. cargo.

Barge Canton, Quebec, 600 bars railroad iron, H. & S. Jones & Co.; 29 hhds. sugar.

Sept. 22nd - Canada, Montreal, gen. cargo.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1849