The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1892

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The Fisheries of Lake Superior.

At Port Arthur alone the figures of the fishing industry for the market are astonishing. In 1888 the fishermen there caught 500,000 pounds of white fish, 360,000 pounds of lake trout, 40,000 pounds of sturgeon, 90,000 pounds of pickerel, and 30,000 pounds of other fish, or more than a million pounds in all. They did this with an investment of $3,800 in boats and $10,000 in gill and pound nets. This yield nearly all went to a Chicago packing company. The white-fish is, in the opinion of most gourmets, the most delicious fish known. The lake trout are mere food. I am told that they are rather related to the char than to the salmon. They are peculiar to our inland waters. They average five to ten pounds in weight, and yet grow to weigh 120 pounds, but whatever their weight be, it is a mere pressure of hard dry flesh, calculated only to appease hunger.

A Steam Yacht Destroyed - Port Ontario, March 29th - The steam yacht Magic, owned by Capt. Ripson, Pulaski, was reduced to ashes yesterday. The origin is a mystery. There has been no fire in the boiler since last fall. Capt. Ripson holds insurance for $2,500. The Magic was one of the finest steam yachts on Lake Ontario. She was built fifteen years ago and cost $15,000. Capt. Ripson owned the boat for two seasons. She was engaged in excursion business between Sackett's Harbor and St. Lawrence River ports.

Quite a Racket Over It - The appointments of Robert Anglin, lockmaster at Kingston Mills, and Wm. Glenn, lockmaster at Brewer's Mills, have not been satisfactorily received by many applicants and their friends.....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1892