The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1874

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p.2 Cleveland, April 21st - This morning a body of between 200 and 300 unemployed sailors boarded the schooner Eliza Zeerack, moored in the river and compelled the crew to quit work and leave the vessel. They then proceeded to the schooner William Young and endeavoured to perform the same operation; the Captain tried to protect the vessel, and was treated to a shower of missiles and a number of pistol shots from the rioters. He returned the fire and a number of his shots took effect. Geo. S. Amatos was wounded in the breast, probably fatally; another was shot in the knee and a third in the arm. A posse of police arrived and the leaders in the riot were arrested; the remainder were dispersed. The riot originated in a strike among sailors who demanded an increase of wages.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1874