The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1889

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The tug Glide and three barges arrived from Montreal this morning.

Arrivals: prop. Niagara, Toledo, 25,575 bushels corn; schr. Ocean Wave, Oswego, light; schr. Hanlon, Charlotte, 196 tons coal.

The Rochester Transportation is the name of a company organized for the shipment of coal between Charlotte, Toronto and other lake ports. The company has purchased the tug John Martin, of Ogdensburg, and the schrs. Morey, Boody and Swallow, of Chicago. Charlotte will be the shipping point.

Trouble at Oswego - May 2nd - The schooner Rogers, with corn from Toledo, arrived here with a crew of non-union sailors. Union men on the dock refused to take a line. There was talk that the crew was going to be forced to leave the vessel so Officers Gittens and Hill were detailed to preserve the peace. The news of the assault upon the crew of the schr. Schuette reached Toledo before the Rogers left and the captain furnished each of the crew with a revolver and cartridges. Captain Hendrick explains that he is a union man as well as his mates. When he wanted a crew he offered the union $1.50 per day. They would not accept and he sent away and shipped a crew. When this was known the union men offered to take $1.50 but the captain would not have them.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1889