The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1843

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p.2 His Excellency Sir Charles Metcalfe having sailed in the Mohawk, the little iron Steamer built for the Government at this Port, on Saturday morning, was obliged to put back in consequence of an accident to the machinery, growing out of the severity of the weather, we believe. It blew half a gale upon the Lake.



On Tuesday last, the various prizes offered by the Committee of Management were contended for with great spirit, and, excepting that the delay which took place in commencing the sports of the day occasioned some feelings of dissatisfaction, and blunted in a slight degree the excitement which had previously existed, the whole went off with considerable eclat. The weather was everything that could be wished, and the scene, altogether, most exhilarating. The steamers Admiral, Capt. Gordon; Princess Royal, Capt. Colcleugh; Chief Justice, Capt. Richardson; (on board of the two former were the excellent bands of the 93rd Highlanders and Royals,) exhibiting a splendid assemblage on their crowded decks, anchored at some distance from the shore. The steamers Eclipse and City of Toronto did the same for the short space of time allowed by their arrangements for their respective voyages. The bay was also liberally covered with craft of every size and description.

The following is, we believe, a correct report of the several prizes and the successful competitors:

Sailing Match for Boats under two tons, Prize £25. Won by the Queen, of Kingston, Mr. Hubbell, owner.

Match for boats pulling six oars and upwards, Prize £20. Won by the Pirate, owned by Mr. Raines, no other competitor.

Governor General's Cup - Four-oared Match, Won by Lucy Long, owned by Mr. Garside, 2 Competitors.

University Cup - Two-oared Match, Won also by Lucy Long, 2 Competitors.

The Mayor's Cup - Four Oared Match, Won by the Wave, owned by Mr. McLean, 3 Competitors.

Prize £15 - Two oared Match, Won by the Eclipse, owned by Mr. Iredale, 3 Competitors.

Prize £5 - Skiff Match, Won by the Isabella, pulled by R. Reynoldson, 2 Competitors.

Skiff Match for the Championship of the Bay, Silver Cup - Won by The Fashion, pulled by Mr. Iredale, 2 Competitors. [Toronto Star]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1843