The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1851

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p.2 Ontario Steamers - American Side - We observe that the Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company have had their annual meeting at Oswego and declared a dividend for the year of 20% - a very respectable return for capital. By the arrangements for the coming season, the steamers Northerner, Bay State and Ontario will run as the four boat run last season, except on the down trip from Oswego, when they will run via Sackett's Harbour and Cape Vincent. The Lady of the Lake will run daily from Oswego via Sackett's Harbour to Kingston, and direct from Kingston to Oswego at 9 o'clock. A.M. and Kingston for Oswego on the arrival of the Express Line from Ogdensburgh at 7 o'clock A.M. The Niagara and Cataract will run the express from Ogdensburgh to Lewiston, daily to accommodate the arrival of the Express trains. [Globe]

The fisheries of Lake Superior were established as long ago as 1830, by a company of enterprising adventurers, and the business was vigorously prosecuted up to and during the year 1840, when, owing to the enormous expense of transportation and re-shipment at the Falls of Sault Ste. Marie, the enterprise, so far as fishing above the falls was concerned, was reluctantly abandoned. The product of the fisheries in 1840, the year they were abandoned, was ten thousand bbls.

Complete the canal around the falls and it is estimated that from fifty thousand to seventy five thousand barrels will be annually sent to market, and all the supplies, both for the subsistence of men employed and for pickling and preparing the fish, will be drawn from the overflowing granaries and well stocked warehouses of the lower peninsula, where every article required in exchange for the products of Lake Superior can be found in the most luxuriant abundance. [Detroit Free Press]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1851