p.1 Toronto Letter - New Dry Dock - On Saturday the new dry dock, built for a Company by Mr. Coghill, was successfully launched. It is in the Eastern part of the city near the Don, is 210 feet long by 50 feet wide, a size sufficient to accommodate any vessel or steamer on the lake with the exception of our two largest steamers. The cost is about $15,000. Mr. Alex Manning is President of the Company, in which Prof. Goldwin Smith is a stockholder. The dock will be ready for business at the end of this month.
The forwarding companies are closing up business.
The schr. Herbert Dudley is loading rye for Walkerville at 6 cents.
There have been no charters in Chicago or Ogdensburg since Oct. 19th.
The schr. Julia is loading peas for Oswego at 2 1/2 cents. The A. Falconer is loading barley for Oswego at the same rate.
Discussions about quick trips are now the order of the day, and it is remarkable what fast passages some Captains made. Lightning could hardly surprise the speed of some of the vessels.
Capt. Crawford, of the str. Norseman, was in the city last evening. His craft was wind bound in Port Hope. Capt. Crawford thinks he will be able to run across the lake for two weeks longer.
The steamer Louise, of Rideau Canal fame, has been purchased by the Deseronto Navigation Co. She will be towed from Ottawa by the steam barge Nile to Kingston, thence to Deseronto, where she will be thoroughly overhauled.
Fine Models Shown - Mr. Power made models of ocean steam pleasure yacht 129 ft x 19 ft. 6" x 12' 10"; and schr. La Canadienne 92 ft. x 23' 10" x 10' 6".
Deseronto Correspondence - The prop. Erin, which ran aground in the Napanee River last week, is aground near Belleville, barley laden. The tug Sherwood, with schr. Maggie, went on Sunday to lighten her.
The schr. Jessie Macdonald arrived on Saturday from Oswego. She will be caulked thoroughly from her water line up and loaded with lumber for Oswego. The schr. Wm. Jamieson will be taken out for repairs as soon as the ways are clear.
The steamer Flight has been lying at the ship yard dock for some days. We have not been informed, but presume she is waiting her turn to go on the dry dock.
p.4 Court of Revision - L.W. Breck thought schr. Jessie H. Breck overassessed; assessed at $2,000, reduced to $1,500.