The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. James (Schooner), U22317, 31 May 1861


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STRIKE AMONG THE SAILORS. -- Yesterday afternoon, a number of sailors who could no get employment, got up a "strike." A party numbering about forty paraded about the docks, and swore that they would not ship at a price less than $25 per month, nor would the permit others to do so. They went on board several vessels and compelled the crews to leave, by threats of violence. On the schooner St. JAMES, which lies near Clark Street bridge, one of the strikers presented a sheath knife to the breast of one of the crew, and threatened to take his life if he did not instantly get his "dunnage" and go on shore.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 3, 1861
     
     
     
Schooenr St. JAMES. U. S. No. 22417. Of 226.76 tons. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
     
     
     
     
     
     


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union trouble
Date of Original:
1861
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McN.E.10650
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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St. James (Schooner), U22317, 31 May 1861