The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1889

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p.8 Strike At The Dry Dock - Yesterday three men, employed as laborers at the dry dock, struck because they did not receive their pay every week. Mr. Connolly stated this morning that the contractors made a rule to always pay wages and accounts on the 15th of each month. It was also rumored that the contractors were going to bring men from Quebec to do the work. The contractors said they had no intention to bring men to Kingston if they can get men here to suit them. The wages they pay men here are higher than what they would pay men if they brought them from the lower province.


Chicago rates to Kingston are quoted at 4 1/2 cents on wheat and 4 cents on corn.

Arrivals: sloop Palmetia, Clayton, light; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, light.

The tug McArthur is en route for Kingston from Toronto with a raft of logs in tow.

The Belleville vessel owners are complaining of dull times. The low water is a serious drawback.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1889