The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1878

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p.3 Marine Notes

An enthusiastic meeting of about 800 sailors was held Tuesday evening at Chicago. The object of the meeting was to form a union (reorganize the old union) and demand the payment of $1.50 per day for sailing during the coming season.

New Steamer For The Bay - The St. Catharines Journal of the 17th says: "Mr. Shickluna has just contracted with H. Bogart, of Belleville, to build a handsome passenger steamer to run between Belleville and Picton, which will carry about 400 passengers. It is to be fitted up in good style, with ladies' cabin, hurricane deck, etc. It will be 100 feet in length, 18 feet beam, and 8 feet hold. The engine will be built by Geo. N. Oille, Esq., the well known marine engine builder of this city. The cylinder is to be 16 inches with a 16 inch stroke. She will have a return tubular boiler, with a shell 6 feet in diameter, and three inch tubes. It is expected she will make from 14 to 16 miles per hour, though the contract calls for only for 12. The model is a very handsome one, and in the hands of Mr. Shickluna the new steamer will, we trust, prove herself to be as staunch a craft as any that floats on our inland waters."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1878