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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1848


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p.2 Lake Huron Fisheries - We read in the Huron Gazette of the 24th November:-

"That despatch is the life and soul of business, was exemplified a few weeks since in the fishing trade on Lake Huron, by Mr. Elliot of Niagara, who had chartered the Juno belonging to that port, for the purpose of carrying on fishing operations at "the Islands." This gentleman left Goderich in his vessel soon after midnight of the 13th October, and having run ninety miles in her, rowed with his crew five miles more in his boat, and within the twenty-four hours after leaving Goderich had caught fifty barrels of fish! This enterprising gentleman returned here on the 19th instant and would have captured a much larger quantity had it not been for the weather setting in stormy."

City Council - British Navigation Laws discussed.

- petition of R. Scobell, Esq., stating that he has sustained great injury from a sunken vessel lying in one of the Slips near his Wharf, and praying that it be removed. The Harbor Master to remove the vessel.

The Weather - ...The last steamboat excursion took place on Sunday. A party of gentlemen crossed over to Sackett's in the Farmer, Capt. Dawson. She makes another trip to Oswego on Thursday.

p.3

Kingston Marine List.

Vessels Arrived In Port.

Dec. 12th - Schr. Prince Edward, wood, flour, fish and pork.

13th - Schr. Bruce, South Bay, 15 cords wood, 2 bbls. white fish.

Schr. D. Williams, Oswego, 125 bbls. lard, 371 bbls. pork, 150 bbls. flour, and 50 bbls. salt.

15th - Scow Wolverine, French Creek, 13 cords wood.

Str. Farmer, Clayton, in ballast.


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Date of Original:
Dec. 20, 1848
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KN.5568
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1848