The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1912

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The rivetters of the Kingston Shipbuilding company, who went on strike Thursday afternoon, returned to work Friday morning, the trouble between themselves and the company being settled. The strikers claimed that rivetters were being brought in from the United States.

A representative of the company, when seen by the Whig, said that the man over whom the trouble originated, is a Canadian citizen, born in this city, and that he came here from Buffalo of his own free will. The man in question is now no longer in the employment of the company.

Steps are being taken among the employees of the shipbuilding company to have an accident insurance company formed among themselves. A doctor will be engaged so that the men, when injured, can be taken care of, and when laid off work, through accident, would be compensated. A meeting of the men will be called soon.

March 2, 1912

p.2 Wireless For Kingston - will station be supplied by gov't?

March 4, 1912

p.7 Injured In Shipyard -

March 5, 1912

p.8 To Release Turret Cape - Reid Wrecking to make attempt.

March 6, 1912

p.3 Went Over The Plans - for proposed improvements of Kingston harbor

p.5 Want Name For Vessel - a prize of $25 offered by Thousand Island Steamboat Co. for best name for boat building at Toledo, Ohio.

March 7, 1912

p.2 Marine Men's Smoker - masters, mates and engineers held combined smoker.

March 8, 1912


March 9, 1912

p.1 Boat Being Raised - Chaumont, March 9th - The Parsons, which was raised last fall near Alexandria Bay and towed here, owned by the Adams & Duford company, is being pulled out of the lower bay on to the drydock for repairs. A.W. Adams is superintending the work.

May End Seamen's Strike -14,000 sailors will be voting.

After The Stray Logs - Ontario Salvage Co. - lumber merchants have made application to raise and offer for sale sunken and stray logs.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1912