The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug 29, 1848

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p.2 Donation from the Captain of the Magnet - Capt. Sutherland gave 2 pounds 10s. to Sabbath School Excursion Party to Queenston. [Christian Guardian]

Steam Outdone - Messrs. McPherson & Crane's Schooner Governor, Capt. W.R. Taylor, master, left Kingston on Wednesday, 16th inst., at 5 p.m.; laid at Port Dalhousie 12 hours, drying canvass, and arrived at Port Stanley on Sunday, 21st, at 11 a.m. - thus making the passage in three days and six hours, the quickest on record. [London Canadian]

Quick Trip - The fine 3-masted schooner Albion, of Port Credit, Capt. Daniel Holmes, arrived on Thursday night at Maitland's wharf, in seven days, from Quebec. She left Toronto on the 1st August, heavily loaded with wheat, having thus taken only 23 days to the voyage, though she was towed only 40 miles. Her drought of water when loaded was 6' 3". [Toronto Globe]

The Regatta - For the information of persons intending to compete for prizes in the coming Regatta, we may state that sailing vessels will be permitted to spread as much canvas as their skippers please, and row boats will be allowed outriggers.

The Lighthouse - We have been requested more than once to direct the attention of the worthy Harbour Master of this Port to the very inefficient light shown from the Light House at the Marine Railway. While out boating in the Harbour the other evening we could scarcely discover its whereabouts, notwithstanding the number of our eyes. We should imagine that a farthing candle placed in a red glass lamp and elevated to the top of the Light House, would show a light quite as bright.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Aug 29, 1848