The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1869

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p.2 Our Marine Note Book - barque British Lion launched from Marine Railway after repairs; sch. Marco Polo raised near Cleveland; work continues on raising prop. Ottawa at Malden.

-The Sailor's Strike - The majority of the unattached sailors in port this morning formed themselves into a combination to obtain higher wages, and were very soon joined by most of the crews of the various vessels in the harbor. They insist that the present rate, $25 per month, is insufficient, and demand one dollar a day Canadian, or the equivalent in American currency. The captains of the various vessels grumble greatly, and declare they will anchor sooner than accede to the demand, but a general impression prevails that in the end the strike will succeed, as it will be impossible to obtain crews outside the combination. A sailor's strike is a novelty in Kingston, a circumstance of the kind not having occurred for very many years. The present one appears to be nearly universal. Some captains claim, however, that their crews have been induced to join by intimidation. [News, Saturday]

-Imports - 19.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1869