The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1880

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p.3 Fisheries Report - The second supplement to the 11th annual report of the Minister of Marine & Fisheries has been issued. In general it is too bulky for perusal during the heated term, but its contents embrace references to the fishing done in this district last year, and it will not be uninteresting to notice the salient points. In the Prince Edward and Bay of Quinte divisions in 1879 there was a yield of 8331 barrels of fish, valued at 54,153. In the Lennox & Addington counties' division the catch aggregated 367 barrels, valued at $2,902 - a falling off caused by boisterous weather, which generally prevailed during the fishing season, and which prevented fishermen carrying on their industry as vigorously as usual. Messrs. P. Kiel and R. Bell, who have been overseers of the Kingston division (Wolfe and Amherst Islands) report that last year the yield was 1221 barrels, valued at $7,037 - the lowest in any year since 1872, excepting 1878. Overseer Kiel states that fish of all kinds were plentiful on the fishing grounds of his division during the past season, but that, owing to the dullness of trade and low prices on the markets, the fishermen did not prosecute their industry with as much energy as in previous years. The yield, although showing an increase of 780 barrels over 1878, is still below the figures of former years. Fishery laws and regulations were formerly looked upon as oppressive and unjust restrictions, but the people of this district, after several years experience, now understand that these laws are framed for their advantage and that of the public, and they do all in their power to enforce the close season and other fishery regulations. Twenty-three licenses were issued last season, through Mr. Kiel. Overseer Bell, who was appointed last spring to replace Mr. John McGregor, reports fishing in the Rideau Lakes as fair, and that the fishery laws were generally well observed.

Wind Wafts - The str. Passport passed west yesterday. She looks well since being rebuilt. This is the steamers 34th year of service on the river.

Marine - E.R.C. Proctor, Toronto, 11,865 bushels corn; West Side, Chicago, 20,000 bush wheat; B.W. Folger, Oswego, 241 tons coal, and Flora, Oswego, 146 tons coal, are the only marine arrivals to note today.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1880