The officers of the str. Hero are being uniformed by Livingston Bros.
The yachts Laura and Elle of Oswego have been provided with new spars.
D. Walker, Belleville, has been appointed purser on the str. Quinte.
Shortly after one o'clock the Pierrepont started out. She broke the ice about the wharves quite easily and then dashed for the islands.
The steamer Alexandria, which has been extensively repaired at Montreal, will have the same crew as last season. They are Capt. Smith; stewart, F. Smith; purser, F. Ruthven; engineers, F. Somerville and R. McBride.
Capt. George Crawford has left for Port Hope to take charge of the steamer Norseman, which begins her trips tomorrow. Many cargoes of trees from Rochester nurseries await shipment to Canada.
The river is open from the head of Garden Island. The harbor is still quite solid, but the steamer Pierrepont will make a move tomorrow. Ice boats crossed today to clear water without trouble and without breaking through.
During the past winter considerable repairs have been made along the Rideau canal. Whitefish Falls has been strengthened and protecting piers put in well filled with stone. Repairs have been made to the dock at Davies', and at Newboro two new pairs of lock gates were put in and repairs made to the high bridge across the cut. A new swing bridge has been put over the lock at the narrows. The usual spring repairs are nearly all completed.
April 25, 1885
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