p.2 Monster Propellors - The steamboat companies, as the individual owners of sail vessels, are preparing for a big time during the navigation season of 1880. Some important information concerning these preparations is given below:
The regular propellor lines between Lake Erie points and Chicago are building 5 new crafts of monster dimensions, none of them being under 2000 tons carrying capacity. Of these 5 the Anchor Line builds three, the Union Line 1 and the Western Line one. Two of the new Anchor boats are being constructed at Bay City, of wood. They will carry 2,000 tons each, and will cost $125,000 each. The third is iron, and is being constructed at Wyandotte, at a cost of $150,000, her carrying capacity to be a little over 2,000 tons. The Union's new boat is to be of wood, and will carry about 2200 tons.She is being built at Buffalo, at the Union Dry Dock Company's yard. Her cost will be about $130,000 or $135,000. The Western's new craft is of iron, and the work on her at Wyandotte is progressing rapidly. Her capacity will be a little over 2000 tons and her cost about $150,000. Here are 5 craft, the aggregate carrying capacity of which will be about 10,200 tons, and the aggregate cost of which will be about $680,000. [Chicago Inter-Ocean]
p.3 The Gananoque Case - resumption of lighthouse keeper Buck's case.
Wind Wafts - Hon. A.C. Mattoon, of Oswego, is building a steamer to ply between that place and the Thousand Islands. Capt. Hiram Manwarren takes command of her.