A Very Good Record.
Last season the prop. Persia, commanded by Capt. J.H. Scott, of this city, made twenty-six round trips between St. Catharines and Montreal, covering 19,745 miles. Of this distance 2,247 miles were through canals requiring 1,316 lockages. This work was done without the slightest accident to passenger, crew or boat, and during the whole season's running the propeller was not detained one minute through stress of weather or disorganization of machinery. The propeller is owned by Mr. James Norris, of St. Catharines.
Devil Lake System - meeting about Devil Lake Branch of Rideau Canal - a $20,000 grant from last session of Parliament.
General Items - W. Williamson, of Hamilton, owner of the Manzanilla, has just purchased the schr. St. Louis, of Picton, for $7,000.
The steamer Deseronto has ceased her trips between Gananoque and Clayton.
p.4 General Items - The schr. Two Brothers left Wolfe Island today for Breaker's (sic - Breakey's ?) Bay, to load hay.
p.8 Deseronto Echoes - The steamer Quinte is undergoing extensive repairs. The upper works will be rebuilt and she will be fitted out with feathered wheels for which Mr. Webster, head engineer of the str. Chicago, is in town preparing plans. The str. Reliance will also be fitted up for the carrying of passengers between this port and Oswego.
Weekly British Whig, Dec. 31, 1885
p.2 General Items - Mackay's warehouse and wharf, in Hamilton, were destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss about $10,000. The old steamer Osprey was completely burned up.