The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1849

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p.2 Her Majesty's Steamer Cherokee left Navy Bay on yesterday afternoon for Queenston, from whence she will convey His Excellency the Governor General to Toronto.

We noticed on the Wharves large quantities of T rails which have been brought up the St. Lawrence for United States railroads in the West. This is a new feature in the trade of the River.

Barriefield Regatta Club.

We give the following account of the proceedings of the Barriefield Regatta Club, with the full assurance that those fond of aquatic sports will be well pleased with the rowing matches intended to come off on the occasion of the meeting for this season, of which due notice will be given after Friday next. The Bay of the great Cataraqui River lying East of the bridge is peculiarly well adapted to row-boats, as it is not effected by the winds which sometimes cause disappointment on such occasions. A fine view is afforded from the heights at Barriefield and likewise from the pleasant shore of the Bay on the Pittsburgh side of the Bridge. The laughter loving folks will be indulged with a view of foot races, and, as a tail-piece to the sports of the day, their risible faculties will be excited by a pig race! Those who have not witnessed a chase after a grunter with a soaped tail, can have little idea of the performance.

At a meeting held at Mr. McLean's Tavern, Barriefield, on Monday, 1st Oct., pursuant to notice, to form a Regatta Club. Mr. Chestnut was called to the Chair, and Mr. W. Biggs appointed Secretary. The following gentlemen were appointed Officers, J.B. Marks, Esq., President; T. Gurley, Esq., Secretary; G.A. Cummings, Esq., Treasurer.

The following gentlemen were appointed a Committee of Management, with power to add to their number: - Dr. Cooke, E.J. Barker, Esq., Mr. W. Ferguson, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Rickleton, Mr. Chambers, Mr. Hope, Mr. Knapp and Mr. Wood.

Moved by Mr. G. Walker, seconded by Mr. McLean, That the Committee be requested to obtain subscriptions for the purpose of carrying out the objects of this Club, and to report thereon at a meeting to be held at Mr. McLean's Tavern, on Friday evening next, the 8th inst., at 6 o'clock.

Navigation Laws - if repealed, what would the Americans do?

p.3 Navigation Laws - letter sent to Secretary of Treasury about U.S. actions.

(issues missing to end of year)

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1849