Don’t tread on my decks

Dublin Police — yesterday

Threatening to shoot

Edward Farrell, a boat-owner on the Grand Canal, was held to bail to keep the peace to his brother-in-law, Simon Farrell, also a boat-owner on the same canal, and at whom he presented a loaded gun, the same morning at James’s-street harbour, threatening to shoot him for passing across his (Edward’s) boat for the purpose of getting into his own vessel, which was lying alongside.

Freeman’s Journal 23 November 1842

One response to “Don’t tread on my decks

  1. In comparison to this, harbour hoggers have it easy these days ;)

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