The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 23, 1859

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From the Seat of War.

The Wayne County Press says there has been trouble in the vicinity of the seat of war at Bushnell's Basin. In consequence of the break in the lockage of boats was discontinued at the locks in Wayne county, including, of course, Pitt Lock. Up to Monday morning some 80 or 100 boats had collected there, and the insects of pray - such as the horse-fly, the punky, the mosquito, the black-fly, the gad-fly, and the gallinipper, besides several varieties unknown by name, pitched into and came near devouring boatmen, horses, cargoes and even boats.

The men begged to be allowed to pass the lock, that they might rid themselves of these blood-thirsty tormentors. The lock tenders were inexorable, and refused to comply. The consequence was the boatmen, in a body, took possession of the lock, and locked themselves off the marsh, and threw the lock tenders into the canal.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 23, 1859