The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1873

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p.2 Sailors Becoming Troublesome - There is a certain class in Kingston, who, on the annual return of spring, turn their attention to pugilistic matters, and annoy not only the public, but the authorities. That fraternity is composed in the main of sailors, whose savings having become well-nigh squandered, and who sponge upon and amuse themselves at the expense of others. There is nothing to prevent mariners being equally as respectable as any other class of citizens, and many of them are, yet the profession is so disgraced by its connection with disorderly characters. In two or three instances during the present week the ill-bred rascals we speak of have been finguring (sic) in the position of despicable rowdies, whose actions are too scandalous for newspaper mention. We only hope the police will be on the alert, and give proper and prompt attention to these disgusting capers.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1873