The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1855

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p.2 Oswego, March 28th - The Propeller St. Nicholas arrived here this morning from Toronto, with a cargo of 9,000 bbls flour.

Ogdensburgh, March 28th - The Steam Ferry boat commenced its regular trips to Prescott this morning.

Meeting of Vessel Owners - At a meeting of the Vessel Owners, and owners of Vessels, held this 23d day of March, at the Board of Trade rooms, Mr. L.B. Crocker was elected Chairman, and J.L. Hall, Esq., Secretary.

On motion the following resolutions were adopted:

Resolved, That the Vessel Owners of the City of Oswego, will instruct and require our Captains in all cases to compel the sailors when they ship on our respective Vessels, to sign shipping articles before entering upon their duties, during the coming season of navigation.

Resolved, That on the first trips in the Spring, the wages shall not exceed twenty Dollars per month for able seamen to all upper Lake ports.

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the chair to confer with the collector of this port to obtain his concurrence in this object by enforcing the law in relation to the use of shipping, and to see that the foregoing resolutions are conformed to by vessel owners, and also take any measures needful for carrying out in practice the foregoing resolutions; also to get up a shipping article to be used in common by all the owners of vessels, and also to correspond with parties at all the other Lake Ports on the subject.

The chair appointed as such committee H.M. Ames, Charles Parker, William Baldwin, S. Doolittle, and O.H. Hastings.

On motion it was resolved, that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the city papers.

L.B. Crocker, Chairman.

J.L. Hall, Sec'y. [Oswego Times]

March 30, 1855


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1855