The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1853

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p.2 Niagara Ship Canal - U.S. still wants it in N.Y. state.

Yachting Challenge - Our readers will see, by our advertising columns, that a bold challenge to the yachting world has been put forth on behalf of the Prima Donna, of this port. This yacht, it will be recollected, was severely injured last fall, but she is now being rebuilt, and will, we are informed, be ready for service early in September. Who accepts? Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Brockville, and our American neighbors, are politely invited to enter the lists. The Prima Donna has been uniformly successful in the contests in which she has hitherto been engaged, and it is with no small degree of confidence in her by her owners, that this new and sweeping challenge has been sent forth.

The White Fishery - The Picton Gazette states:-

The White fishery has already commenced around our shores, and promises fair to be very successful. By means of gill-nets, which are multiplying with almost incredible rapidity, hundreds of barrels are now taken where not one was formerly caught, in consequence of the impossibility of drawing the seines to shore. In fact some of the gill-nets are set 2 or 3 miles out in the Lake. Already there have been more taken by gill-nets this season, which is scarcely commenced, than during the whole of last. And there is every appearance that the amount of gill-net fish this season, will fully equal the amount caught by seine. The quality is of course superior. A pleasing feature connected with the fisheries is, that the demand seems to grown even faster than the supply; and while it was difficult a few years ago, to find a cash market for the few then caught, now the fishermen and the dealers can hardly supply the orders as they come in.

The same paper says that Liverpool salt is far the best to cure the fish, and recommends its use above all others, particularly in this hot weather.

Suicide - Capt. Robert M. Cochran of barque Nucleus jumped in river at Detroit, had lived at Oswego. [Oswego Journal copying Detroit Free Press].

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1853