1877There was a protest of the Treaty of Washington.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

L. to R.: Robert Schenck, Ebenezer R. Hoar, Geo. H. Williams, Hamilton Fish, Samuel Nelson, J.C. Bancroft Davis. Mathew B. Brady, The American High Commissioners – American Commission – Treaty of Washington, 1871, Library and Archives, Canada, https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/home/record?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=3246702
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The treaty, signed in 1871, settled ongoing disputes between the United States and the United Kingdom, including fishing in Canadian and United States waters. The treaty gave Canadians access to American waters for fishing, which brought about a lot of protest from Gloucester fishermen. On January 11, 1877, a committee consisting of Charles H. Pew, Joseph Rowe, Sylvester Cunningham, David Tarr, and David S. Preston was chosen to go to Washington with other New England fishing towns to present a petition against the treaty’s decision.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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