The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - The schr. Denmark, with timber, from Bay City, arrived this morning at Garden Island. She reported having passed the wreck of the Fanny Campbell at Bar Point, and at the time a steamer was alongside her. The Wellington steam tug passed the port this morning with a raft of square timber for A.C. Thompson, of Quebec, containing 100,000 feet. The schr. Tecumseth arrived at Henderson's wharf this morning from Kincardine with 10,600 bush wheat. The prop. Brantford, with wheat for Montreal, and the schr. Jessie Drummond, with 325 tons pig iron for Chicago, leave Henderson's wharf this evening. The prop. Indian went up yesterday afternoon. The tug Mary Ann left Swift's wharf for Ottawa with two barges with gen. cargoes. The schr. Juliet from Chicago with wheat, arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf this morning. The tug Glide arrived today from Montreal with two of the M.T. Company's barges, and will leave again this evening with four barges and a united cargo of 55,950 bush wheat. The Pride of America has completed her discharge. St. Lawrence, the steamer St. Helen and the prop Dominion with 300 bags of salt, passed up this afternoon, and the steamer Osprey passed down.

Sailor's Strike - The majority of the unattached sailors in port this morning formed themselves into a combination to obtain higher wages, and were very soon joined by most of the crews of the various vessels in the harbour. They insist that the present rate, $25 per month, is insufficient, and demand one dollar a day Canadian, or its equivalent in American currency. The captains of the various vessels grumble greatly, and declare they will anchor sooner than accede to the demand, but a general impression prevails that in the end the strike will succeed, as it will be impossible to obtain crews outside the combination. A sailors' strike is a novelty in Kingston, a circumstance of the kind not having occurred for very many years. The present one appears to be nearly universal. Some captains claim, however, that their crews have been induced to join by intimidation.

Immigrants For the West - 400 Norwegians on str. Passport.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1869