The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 27, 1862

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Meeting Of Shipwrights

The shipwrights of Chicago held a meeting in that city on the 22nd inst., and passed the following preamble and resolution, which, it will be seen, will very likely bring them into collision with the workmen: -

Whereas The Journeymen Ship Carpenters and Caulkers of this city have formed themselves into a body by association to make and enforce upon us rules and regulations that we have found by experience to be detrimental to the best interests of vessel owners, employees, and employers, by causing frequent delays in building and repairing the property of the former, placing us in embarrassing positions and consuming much valuable time of the better disposed portion of mechanics numerated in the latter, by frequent and almost continuous strikes to maintain side rules and regulations therefore,

Resolved, That we will employ such mechanics and laborers as will be compatible with the interests of vessel owners and guarantee them and all ship carpenters who may see fit to work with them, employment, any rules to the contrary notwithstanding, and we will maintain our right under all circumstances to have and to hold full control of our business.

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January 27, 1862
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 27, 1862