The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1853

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p.2 We learn that the Messrs. Ward will take another boat across the Portage into Lake Superior, during the coming winter, equal to any now on that lake. The increasing business of the upper Peninsula will warrant an increase of the marine tonnage on Lake Superior before the Soo canal wll be finished. [Buffalo Commercial]

Gale on Lake Erie - Buffalo, Oct. 4th - A terrible gale is blowing on the Lake, and the sea is running so high as to prevent vessels from leaving the harbor. A wreck was seen last night near the Canadian shore with three men clinging to the mast. She was afterwards seen with only one man. The steamer Mayflower was fired up to go to his assistance, but feared to make the attempt. A lifeboat has been sent along the Canadian shore to make an attempt to save him.

Prince Edward District Fisheries - "All the world and his wife" seem to be making a regular stampede to the fisheries at Wellington and Consecon this year. Go where you will you can hear of parties engaged in the fishing business. Farmers, merchants, mechanics, and laborers, are all fully represented on the fishing grounds. Up to the present time the seine fisheries have not been particularly remunerative. Old fishermen say the water on the shores is yet too warm to allow the finny tribe to come within hailing distance. The gill-nets, however, have been more successful; in fact they have been employed with both profit and success during the whole of the past summer. A good business for the seines is anticipated. This is one of the best grain growing counties in the Province, and when it is remembered that an average of at least $50,000 yearly can be relied on from the two fisheries named above, besides the inumerable small ones, it must be seen that Prince Edward is highly favored. [Sun]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1853