The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1837

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p.3 Barriefield Regatta - The near approach of this Regatta (Monday next) should not be forgotten by those who are willing to enjoy a day's amusement at very trifling expense. The anticipated sport will be great, for nearly every good boatman and fisherman in and about this vicinity has intimated his intention of putting in for the prize. The victory, however, will probably lie between those of Long Island and Barriefield, as several noted pullers have entered their names from both places. Early in the morning tents will be pitched on the Military Reserve, opposite the starting place, and preparations made for the race and the accommodation of visitors. In order to provide for the comfort of such ladies as would be incommoded in a small boat, or tired by walking about on shore, one of the Rideau steamboats will be in readiness to take visitors to and from the Regatta, waiting during the race. This attention on the part of the Ottawa & Rideau Company will, we are sure, be properly appreciated by our readers. From the interest taken in this Regatta by the ladies and gentlemen of Kingston, we trust it will be but the commencement of these national sports in Upper Canada. [Whig June 29th]

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 1, 1837