Jack Dunn to S. A. Smith, 09 March 1942

Jack Dunn to S. A. Smith, 09 March 1942

5 Humewood Drive, Toronto, Ontario. March 9, 1942.
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Sir:
The Dominion Govt. referred me to your good self for information regarding the purchase of a fishing boat. I understand that due to the war situation these are fishing boats which belonged to the Japs which are now laid up and which can be purchased.
Myself and two brothers have three thousand dollars (3000) available for such a venture. I would appreciate your writing me regarding our possibilities and also on estimate of how much we might realize as a profit during one year. I know that you cannot quote me a guaranteed profit but as I have only operated as a lake fisherman, I have no idea how profitable salmon fishing is. I would appreciate very much receiving as much information as possible as outlined above.
Yours very truly,
Jack Dunn.



Jack Dunn to S. A. Smith, 09 March 1942


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