The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1837

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p.3 A correspondent at the flourishing village of Wellington, P.E. thus writes us: - "Wellington, May 15th, 1837. The shipping business at this place is now becoming quite extensive. On the 18th inst. Archibald McFaul shipped on board the Commodore Barrie and the schooner Wellington, for Kingston, 1008 bbls. flour, 20 bbls. Pork, 24 bbls. fish, and a quantity of pease and other stuffs. This is only one of the many shipments taking place almost weekly. Capt. Herchmer, of the Commodore, has agreed to stop here twice a week, on his way to and from Toronto." [Whig]

Nature in summer designed the beautiful bays in about Kingston Harbour, to be the site of charming Regattas, but ungrateful or neglectful man seems unwilling to take advantage of the blessings afforded him. Something like a better spirit is beginning to shew itself, which if properly nursed and cherished, may yet produce something like emulation among the youth of the town. A gentleman residing on Garden Island, (a small islet two miles from Kingston,) has betted a dozen of wine to row a skiff from Kingston round the island and back again, a distance of five miles against five gentlemen of the town, in a canoe, four to row and one to paddle. Should not the five gentlemen back out, which is suspected by some, this rowing match will take place in the course of a few days. A rowing match, for a subscription prize, is talked of to take place above the bridge early in the month of June. The match will be under the patronage of the Point Frederick folks. [Whig]

In noticing, in a late number, the improvements going on in this town, we were in error in stating the duration of Mr. Scobell's lease as being for 42 years certain. We understand it to be for 21 years only, but extendable for 21 years more should the proprietor be desirous of so doing at the expiration of the term.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), May 24, 1837