The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov. 1817, page 3

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Fisheries.--Among the local advantages possessed by this territory, that of the fisheries is by no means the least important.

We are credibly informed that nearly 3000 barrels of White-Fish* have already been taken this fall, and many more will be caught before the fishing season closes.--It is a subject of regret that the inhabitants of this territory, who possess the means, do not engage largely in this profitable business, and by that means deter strangers, from coming here with their nets, and carrying away that which ought every year to throw considerable sums of money into the pockets of our citizens.

*This excellent fish has in some measure the resemblance of a small shad, and weighs about two pounds.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Nov. 1817, page 3