Boat Race at Boston

Boat Race at Boston’

The long talked of boat race between the ‘Superior’ of St. John, New Brunswick, and the ‘Maid of Erin’, of Boston, took place last week, on Charles River, in presence of an immense crowd of spectators.  The distance out and home was three miles, and had to be gone over four times, making the totals distance 12 miles.  St. John Club exhibited superiority from the start, and at the end of the ninth mile the ‘Maid of Erin’ gave up the contest.

                               (Liberator, Sept 21, 1855, pg 3)