The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1837

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p.3 a letter to editor disagreeing with conclusions of letter of May 27th (signed Fair Play), about weights of packages and shipping rates, signed A Forwarder.


J.B. Marks, Esq., M.P.P., Umpire.


T. Gurley, Esq., and Mr. John Strachan.

The Inhabitants of Barriefield, Point Henry and Point Frederick, offer for pubic competition, a

New Wherry,

(now building by Mr. James Knapp,) to be rowed for on Monday, July 3rd, next, by Skiffs, to be pulled by one man with a pair of oars.

The best man out of two or more heats, to be declared the winner of the Prize Wherry, and the second best man to be rewarded with a new Birch Canoe, to be purchased out of the Entrance Fees, and overplus Subscriptions.

Conditions of the Race.

Each Candidate to enter his name in the Race Book, kept by Mr. John Strachan, on or before Saturday, the 1st of July next, pay 2s. 6d. as an Entrance Fee, and mention the color of the cap he intends to wear on the day of the race.

Every kind of skiff permitted to run, excepting those who have outriggers, that is, the thole pin must be fixed into the gunnel of the Skiff. No fouling permitted, and all offenders in this respect debarred from the privilege of winning.

The Boats to start at 4 o'clock in the Evening, from Green Bay, to row round a skiff moored at Ludlow's Point, and back again round a skiff moored on the east side of the Cataraqui Bridge, and thence to the place of starting, passing the Prize Wherry.

All the Candidates to start for the first heat, and all those who are not distanced, to start again for the second heat, and in case the first and second heats should be won by different candidates, the two winners to row a third heat for the Prize, one hundred yards from the Prize Wherry to be the distance.

In case of disputes, the Umpire's decision to be final.

Barriefield, June 5th, 1837.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1837