The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 1, 1848

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p.2 Goderich and Its Vicinity - described, including harbor and commercial fishing.

.... The immense quantities of Herring, Trout, and Whitefish caught and exported annually, occasion perhaps a greater amount of trade than any other single article of exportation. Such is the abundance of these kinds of fish, and the facility with which they can be caught, that wealthy men have embarked in it as a profitable speculation. The Hon. William Cayley, member for Huron, has had a very extensive fishing establishment up at the Islands for some years past; and many others are engaged in the business; and such has been the success that even thousands of barrels of fish have been caught in one season.... [Huron Signal]




Via Ottawa & Rideau Canal.

The Subscribers beg to notify the public generally, that they intend establishing a line of first class Steamers and Barges, to ply on the Ottawa and Rideau route, and they will be prepared, upon the opening of the navigation next Spring, to forward property confided to their care, with promptitude and despatch.

The necessity for the organization of such an establishment, having in view the performance more particularly of freightage to and from places on the Ottawa and Rideau route, becomes apparent from the fact, that in consequence of the great transit of the West being diverted from these waters (to those of the St. Lawrence,) many Houses have vacated this channel altogether, thereby reducing the means of transport, quite inadequately to the requirements of this section of the country.

The Subscribers would beg to remark that a daily departure from Montreal may at all times be depended upon, and that the greatest care will be taken in landing property at the various stations upon the route, agreeably with instructions and direction, and that produce received upon the upward passage destined for Montreal, will not be unloaded till after its arrival at that Market, a practice not hitherto attended to.

Tariff of freight etc., will be published at a subsequent period.


Montreal & Kingston.



February 23rd, 1848.

Opening of Navigation - Since the sudden disappearance of the greater portion of the ice in Burlington Bay, much activity prevails in getting the various craft lying here into sailing order. The first Schooner leaving our port, will be, in all probability, the Dove, Capt. Zealand, who expects to be able to leave this afternoon for Toronto, with a full cargo on board. [Hamilton Gazette]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 1, 1848