p.3 Capt. John Lassoed - Last evening an interesting occurrence took place at the village of Portsmouth - the marriage of Captain John Saunders, of the schr. Oliver Mowat. He took as first mate Miss Annie Beaupre, daughter of Mr. Edward Beaupre, and sister of Capt. Beaupre, of the schr. Grantham. The young couple caught the breeze well, and we hope that in their sail over the ocean of life there will be no gales or shoals to wreck their fond anticipations. "Gallant tar, we wish you peace and contentment in your cabin and lots of money in your locker," was the toast which many friends drank. This morning the Captain and bride left for Rochester.
Vessel Inspection - The inspection of Canadian vessels is now going on under the direction of Capt. Taylor. The following are his deputies: Captain Thomas F. Taylor, who rates the vessels of Kingston, and as far West as Toronto, also on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay; Capt. Flett, of Toronto, who inspects the crafts at Toronto and all Western ports as far up as Sarnia; Capt. Dunlop, the Eastern division as far as Three Rivers. Capt. Wm. Taylor makes the inspection of the barges in this port. As soon as the returns are in Captain Taylor will go to Buffalo and assist in compiling Lloyd's Register for 1883.
Flower City in Court - The steamer Flower City while lying at Clayton last summer caught fire, was cut loose from her moorings and abandoned. While floating down the river the tug McArthur went to the steamer, succeeded in extinguishing the fire, and then towed her to a place of safety. The hull of the steamer was afterwards sold to parties in Clayton, and for a year they have been rebuilding her on Washington Island. An action has been commenced on behalf of the tug company to recover $2,000 and interest from August 6th, 1881, against the steamer Flower City. It is claimed that according to the salvage laws they are the rightful owners of the steamer, and that its former owners had no right to dispose of it. The case is returnable in the U.S. court in Utica on the 20th day of February.