The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 15 Nov. 1825, page 2

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The Fishery Law.--It is not, perhaps, generally known, that the fishery law of the last session of the Legislative Council, contains a section which subjects any person who may fish for white-fish on sunday, to a penalty of one hundred dollars. We learn that some of the fishermen have been prosecuted under this act, when they were only engaged in clearing their grounds, without any intention of taking fish. The process of clearing the ground of grass, timber, rocks, &c. generally occupies, as we are informed, from three days to a week, and during this time no calculation is made on taking any fish. A question has arisen, whether this business can be called "fishing for white-fish." The penalty, we believe, was not intended to prevent a violation of Sunday, but to prevent the run of the fish from being destroyed.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 15 Nov. 1825, page 2