The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1847

Full Text


A Suggestion.

The Regatta Club of Toronto, on the occasion of the recent visit of His Excellency the Governor General to the Queen City of the West, turned out with their yachts decked in holiday dress to meet and escort the Cherokee on her approach to the City. This has suggested to us the propriety of similar action on our part, but on a somewhat larger scale. Kingston justly boasts of its mercantile marine, and it strikes us that an appropriate and characteristic reception of His Excellency might be made through the medium of that marine. It is true that this is not the most favorable part of the year for a very large turn-out, but still if masters of Brigs and Schooners in the harbor hold them in readiness for a few hours' beating in the offing, decorated with all their bunting, a very imposing display might be made, and one which can hardly fail to be in the highest degree acceptable to Lord and Lady Elgin. We throw out the hint in the hope that some of our enterprising Ship-masters may act upon it.

p.3 For Sale - The new Schr. RACHAEL, of between 1800 to 1900 bbls. flour burthen. She will be sold on advantageous terms. Apply to

M.T. Hunter,

or R.R. Young.

Kingston, Oct. 18th, 1847.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Oct. 19, 1847
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1847