The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1864

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p.2 Canadian Inland Steam Navigation contracted for another iron steamer to Mr. Cantin (of Montreal)

Scarcity of Whitefish - The Rochester Union says: This cruel war, which has deranged the currency, has deprived our citizens of a luxury they have enjoyed during the season of navigation for a quarter of a century. We refer to a plentful supply of the Lake Ontario whitefish caught near the Canada shore. For years the steamers have brought over large quantities and they were sold at 6 cents per lb. No finer fish swims in water, fresh or salt. This supply of fish has been pretty much shut off. The fishermen on the Canada shore cannot use our currency, and no one here appears to engage in the enterprize of buying whitefish for gold and retailing them as before. So the fish go mostly to Montreal. They cannot be bought here for less than 12 cents or 14 cents per lb.,and afford any profit to the dealer.

Imports - 25th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

p.3 Great Western Railway of Canada - notice to ship builders and engineers - tenders called for Car Ferry Boat for the Detroit River.

ad - Steamer For Toronto and Hamilton - Royal Mail Through Line - Banshee, Capt. H.E. Swales.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1864