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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 2, 1878


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NEW BOAT BUILDING SHOP

The public are respectfully informed that I have started a Yacht and Boat Building Establishment on Stewart's Wharf, foot of Union Street, where I will be prepared to execute all orders entrusted to me with despatch.

Charges very moderate.

Feb. 22nd William Robinson.

Strike On The Welland Canal

Allanburg, March 1st - The labourers on sections 19 and 20 struck for an increase of wages today, and are marching up the canal. They have been getting 90 cents per day, and struck for $1.15. This is thought to be the commencement of a general strike of labourers on the canal. The crowd is all peaceable.

Port Robinson, March 1st - There is no strike here as yet.

Welland, March 1st - There is a general strike here among the labourers on the canal for an increase of pay.

p.3 The Ice Trade - Notwithstanding the fact that the winter has been mild and open, a considerable quantity of ice has been cut and stored. Messrs. McCammon, Gowdy and McConville have cut about 25 tons; Messrs. Rees and Ridout, about 60 tons; Folger & Hanley, 40 tons; the Mail Line, 125 tons. Sixteen cars are loading ice for Toronto, and the schooners Bismarck, Jessie H. Breck and Siberia are loading ice at Garden Island for Lake Erie ports.


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Date of Original:
March 2, 1878
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KN.22037
Language of Item:
English
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 2, 1878