The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 30, 1845

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p.2 Kingston Regatta - articles from [British Whig] and [Kingston Chronicle].

The Editor of the Kingston Chronicle and Gazette says:-

The sculling match was well contested by Mr. Shaw from Montreal; and afterwards the two-oar match, by the same gentleman and Mr. H. Hughes of the same place. In the two-oar match these gentlemen pulled at a disadvantage, having no rudder on their boat, and consequently, no steersman; which, from the prevalence of a strong wind made their course a zig-zag instead of a straight one; but even with this great drawback they came in close to the winning boat, and were gaining at the latter part of the race. These gentlemen are a creditable specimen of the athlete of Montreal, and at our Regatta were welcome visitors.

The citizens of Kingston are much indebted to Colonel Mckenzie Fraser, to Major Denny and the officers of the 71st Regiment, for the very active part they took in the Regatta, in all respects: - their fair and honorable management, their large contributions, not forgetting their splendid entertainment of a large party of citizens till an early hour on the following morning.

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 30, 1845