The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 20, 1861.

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St. Catharines, Monday, June 17 --
Fire at Port Robinson: Abbey's Ship-yard Destroyed.

We understand that the workshops in Messrs. J.P. and J. Abbey's Ship Yard, Port Robinson, were set fire to last night, and completely destroyed. The loss is not stated, nor if there was any insurance. It is supposed to have been the work of incendiaries, and three men, members of the Ship Carpenters and Caulker's Union, have been arrested, charged with the crime. Mr. Currie, of this place, has gone up to watch the proceedings.

St. Catharines, Tuesday, June 18 - The Fire at Port Robinson. - The following particulars we learn by telegraph from Port Robinson this morning.

About two o'clock on Sunday morning June 16 a fire was discovered in an old building, used by Messrs. Abbey's as a joiner shop, in which was stored at the time some lumber, two buggies, and nine chests of tools belonging to the joiners which were all consumed.

Three men, viz Gus Lennon, Mike Cature, and John Dorrington, belonging to the "Union men" of this place, have been arrested, on suspicion of having fired the building. The "Union men" were discharged from Abbey's employ two weeks ago. It is the general opinion here that those men have done it in revenge. The trial commenced yesterday, and was adjourned until tomorrow. Nothing has, as yet, been made out against them to condemn them.

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Richard Palmer
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 20, 1861.