Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 1 Nov. 1825, page 2
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White-Fish--A few years ago, this fish was held in very low estimation in Ohio and New York. A merchant of this place in 1818 sent about 100 barrels of them to cincinnati, as an experiment; but no purchasers could be found and her lost the whole of them. At that time white-fish were worth about $3 per barrel, and we have frequently seen boat loads of them sold at the wharves for fifty cents per hundred. Now they are worth three or four dollars per hundred, and six or seven dollars per barrel, and there are orders in this town, from Hio and the western towns of New York, for thousands of barrels.


Steam Boat Chippewa.--This SteamBoat now plies as a regular packet between this place and Sandusky. Her engine is of thirty-horse power, and she makes her trips in about 48 hours, touching on her route at one or two places, according to the weather. she is about 50 tons burthen, has tolerable accommodations, and sails remarkably well.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 1 Nov. 1825, page 2