Charlottetown Guardian 10 August 1964 page 5.
This was the first of what was to become an annual event. The race which started on Friday evening had been avidly covered by the Guardian. The Saturday morning paper had a report from a special correspondent in Shediac who gave the positions as of the onset of darkness and Thrumcap, owned by Dr. L.A. Johnston of Montague was in the lead. A crowd of from 1500 to 2000 had been on hand at Shediac to view the start.
Four trophies were presented at the race finish
- Oland Cup – first boat to finish
- Premier’s Cup – winner on corrected time
- Irwin Printing Trophy (Mac Irwin Cup) – first Island boat
- Carmen Dixon Cup – first New Brunswick boat
I wonder how many of these trophies are still in existence.