The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), August 8, 1855

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Paltry Opposition - We observe by the "Chatham Planet" that a swindling Yankee named Ward, owner of a boiler busting machine of the St.Clair called the Forester, is waging an unscrupulous and highly dishonerable opposition against the steamer Canadian, owner by Messrs. M. & W. Eberts of Chatham, simply because the latter gentlemen very properly refused to pay him an exorbitant dockage fee and wince a determination not to be imposed upon. It is satisfactory to learn, that while this pattroon is using every means in his power to further his ends, respectable and intelligent Americans and Canadians along the route are vastly on Messrs. Eberts' side. A caustic article on the subject in the "Planet" closes thus: -

"Mr. Ward had better in future give up his dishonest opposition and run his boat at rates which will give him a fair compensation for his outlay. He can't drive the Eberts off. The public will stick by them to the last, and in the end his froth and furry will only expose him to the ridicule and contempt of every honest man in the community."

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), August 8, 1855