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The editor of De Hollander, H. Doesburg, reported on the increase of trade in the city. "We have a respectable fleet engaged in the Lake trade, and we think our vessels have proved as profitable as any of those navigating Lake Michigan."
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Doesburg, H., "Report in De Hollander" (1855). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 306.