The editor of the Novascotian, Joseph Howe, provides an eyewitness account of numbers of people from Preston bringing "brooms, charcoal, tubs, and trout" by steam ferry to the Halifax market.
Date: 27 June 1832
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Novascotian 27 June 1832 p. 1 (microfilm no. 8069)
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