The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1867

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p.2 The Open Boat Race - the Dominion beats Pride of the Wave, Blue Eyed Maid and Arrow.

The Excursion to Picton - on Watertown.

Arrivals - 13,14; Exports - 14,15.

To The Editor Of The Daily News

Sir:- I notice in the Daily News of the 14th inst., a paragraph headed "Strike at the Marine Railway," in reference to an occurrence that took place there some days ago. I beg to assure you, there was no strike as mentioned. In March last, the men asked for an increase of wages, and got it, but on the third instant, a reduction was requested, with which the men complied.

As regards the two men, who were discharged, neither they nor the other parties who left off work knew the cause, until they received the necessary explanation from Mr. Thurston, and I am now happy to inform you that the whole thing has been satisfactorily arranged, and that the men have returned to their work. The "disaffected parties" neither offered nor meant any violence, and the service of the police were not required.

Your Obedient Servant, One of the Workmen Kingston, 15th Aug.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1867