p.2 On Monday last a number of men were set at work on the St. Lawrence at the Long Sault where Mr. James Harvey has taken the contract, so that the completion of this great Provincial undertaking is actually in progress. [Cornwall Observer]
The Navigation - The steamer Henry Gildersleeve left this port yesterday morning for Prescott. The Brockville, the other boat of the river daily line, will not start until the mail contract commences, which will be, we believe, on the 10th of April.
The steamer Princess Royal is advertised to leave Toronto for Kingston this evening, and return from Kingston to Toronto on Thursday evening. Cabin passage $8; deck passage $4. We presume this advance of $2 on the fare is not intended to be permanent, but merely for the first few trips until the line is completed. It is designed, we understand, that the fare between Montreal and Toronto shall be reduced three dollars upon the whole; that is, one dollar less between Montreal and the Landing; one dollar between the Landing and Kingston, and one between Kingston and Toronto. Besides the three boats which form the daily line on the lake, the Niagara, Princess Royal, and City of Toronto, Mr. Bethune has chartered the Commodore Barrie, the St. George, and the Cobourg, which are intended to run between Kingston and Lewiston, calling at the American ports. The Niagara will be commanded by the Hon. John Elmsley, who has become part owner. The whole of the boats are in excellent order, and well appointed.
The Steamer Vulcan commenced her trips between this Port and Prescott on Sunday evening, returning last evening.
It is probable that the propeller barges and schooners will carry many passengers this season, and so reduce the travelling by steamboat.
1000 Labourers, 50 Stone Cutters, and 50 Masons are wanted on the St. Lawrence Canal at Cornwall.