The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1851

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p.2 The Fishing Trade of Cobourg has within the last three or four years risen to great importance. The value of fish caught last year, under the old bait system, was about three thousand pounds. This year, since the introduction of gill nets, it will more than double, and the profits will be much larger, as the fishermen are no longer dependant on hooks, lines, seines and herring. We have often feared some accident to our bold, hardy fishermen, who venture out in open boats a distance of many miles to act and take in their nets, particularly as they have no harbor which they could reach in safety, were they to be caught in one of those heavy gales so frequent upon this coast.


14th - Schr. Lord Durham, Oshawa, 670 bbls. flour, W. Ware.

Schr. Elizabeth, Bond Head, 8004 bush. wheat, Hooker & Holton.

Schr. Sophia, Chatham, 8000 pipe staves, D. McIntosh.

Schr. May Flower, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Str. Ontario, Oswego, mixed cargo.

Schr. Perry, Whitby, 791 bbls. flour, 922 bush. wheat, D. McIntosh.


14th - Str. Northerner, Lewiston, passengers and baggage.

Schr. Premier, Oswego, 126,000 feet pine lumber.

Schr. Red Bird, Sackett's Harbor, 8000 feet oak and ash lumber.

Schr. Lewis Goler, 60,000 feet pine lumber.

Str. Ontario, Ogdensburgh, passengers and baggage.

15th - Str. Cataract, Lewiston, 131 bbls., 10 bags potatoes.

ads for steamers Gildersleeve, Lord Elgin, Passport, St. Lawrence, Bay State and Ontario. May 15th, 1851.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1851