The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kenosha (Propeller), mutiny, 20 Jul 1857

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RIOT ON BOARD THE PROPELLER KENOSHA. -- The Chicago Press of the 23d says-- The propeller KENOSHA, Capt. Goulder, arrived at Milwaukee on Tuesday morning, with three of its hands under arrest for riot and disobeying orders. It seems that on Monday noon, while the propeller was between Sheboygan and Port Washington, some of the sailors then at dinner became dissatisfied with the bread, which they said was mouldy, and threw it overboard. They complained to the second mate, John Lawson, who went to see what was the matter, and found the Steward. High words passed between the officers and men, when the second mate was knocked down, and beat and kicked about the head in a severe manner. The captain was resisted in his attempts to restore quiet, and these three men endeavored to incite others to riot and disobedience. They were finally secured. There names are John Dorey, Frank Fish and John Conolly. The examination was proceeding before United States Commissioner Smith, at Milwaukee, on Tuesday afternoon.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, July 25, 1857

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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Kenosha (Propeller), mutiny, 20 Jul 1857