The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - The schooners Acorn and Alma, from Milwaukie, arrived at J. Hendeson & Co's. wharf this morning, the former with 20,200, and the latter with 20,000 bushels of wheat. The schooner E. Hall arrived at the same wharf with 6,784 bushels of peas from Toronto, also the barge Star, with 288 tons pig iron, and 24 barrels resin. The barge Lion reached the same place today with pig iron. The steamer Passport passed down this morning. The steamer Osprey passed down last night on her way to Montreal. The propeller Dominion passed up on her way to St. Catherines, and propeller Colonist down, all touching at Swift's wharf. The steamer City of Ottawa left this evening with a full load of freight for Ottawa. The schooner Nevada, from Chicago, with 18,000 bushels wheat for M.T. Company, and schooner Senator from Chicago with 17,500 bushels of wheat; bark John Breden, same place 21,000 bushels wheat, and the Welland R.R. Propeller Dalhousie, from same place, with 13,000 bushels of wheat for M.T. Company, arrived today. The barges Quebec and Advance leave this evening with 20,000 bushels wheat forwarded by M.T. Company. The schr. Brooklyn arrived at Glassford & Jones' wharf from Milwaukie with 18,000 bushels wheat. The schr. John McGee, do., 18,500 bushels wheat. The barges Monica, 10,000 bushels wheat; Consolation, 11,200 bushels do.; Alma, 11,000 bushels do., leave Glassford and Jones' wharf this evening for Montreal.

The Lake Fisheries - Mr. Peter Kiel, the Inspector of Fisheries, having contradicted some of the statements to which we have given publicity in embodying the complaints of the Kingston fishermen, we have made further inquiries, by which we have been led to discover what is no doubt the real source of grievance and foundation of the complaints which have been made respecting American boats fishing in our waters. It seems that there are four American built boats owned in Cape Vincent fishing off Nine Mile Point, and employing a length of netting variously estimated at from five to fifteen miles. These nets catch about twelve tons of fish a week, and about eighteen or twenty tons a week in the fall of the year. All the fish caught is sent to Cape Vincent, and thence to the American markets. American capital is employed, but a Canadian partner in the firm has entered the boats in the Custom House here, and takes out the license at the rate of three cents per rod. The charge to American fishermen is double this rate. We find on further inquiry that the Department is acquainted with these circumstances, but as the law is literally complied with it does not interfere. The fishermen naturally regard these as American boats and nets, and grumble accordingly. The advantages of publicity, however, have been well shown in the present case, as the result has been to direct the attention of the authorities to the necessity of favoring the wants of Canadian markets, and keeping up the supply of fish on this side in preference to encouraging wholesale shipment to the United States. The Inspector of Fisheries called a meeting of fishermen on the North Shore of Simcoe Island oon the 8th of June, and made explanations, the general tenour of which was to encourage them to dispose of their fish in Canadian markets. It is understood indeed that the charge for license will be made lower to those who supply the Canadian ports, the government rightly considering them entitled to a favourable discrimination, as our people cannot be expected to pay the high prices which rule in American cities. The Inspector has also in conjunction with the clerk of the market, taken steps to regulate and encourage the sale of fish in Kingston, of which our citizens may expect to reap the benefits.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1869