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More perfect weather could not have been desired for the-opening of the boating season than was experienced this afternoon. The wharves and all places of vantage were crowded with ladies and gentlemen, who evinced close attention ’in the proceedings. In all twentyseven club boats and three 14-oar navals* pinnaces took part.. Headed by the launch Gordon, on which were Mr John white, the commodore, and a number of ladies ancl gentlemen, the boats proceeded round the steamers* basin in single file and down the harbor as far as the North End Boating Club s shed. Here the procession turned and came back to the starting-place, entering the basin four deep. At the tongue wharf the launch was made the centre, ana from the deck the commodore formally declared the season of 1897 vand, after the customary three cheers for Her. Majesty aud another three for the commodore, the proceedings terminated.

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OPENING OF THE BOATING SEASON., Issue 10441, 9 October 1897

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OPENING OF THE BOATING SEASON. Issue 10441, 9 October 1897

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