Jan. 29, 1887
p.8 Incidents Of The Day - Mr. Knapp, boat builder, Barriefield, shipped 40 skiffs to Montreal.
Mr. Davis is building three yachts (for coal oil engines) for himself and Messrs. Alguire and Watson, of Cornwall.
An ice boat left Garden Island and went as far as Pigeon Island. Good ice was found all the way. Another boat arrived from Clayton.
Mr. Myles, of Hamilton, has arrived and will commence raising his propeller at once. Capt. Merriman, wrecker, of Port Huron, who superintends the job, will reach here in a few days.
The str. Rothesay is now undergoing extensive repairs at Ogdensburg. The main railings have been torn down and will be replaced with staunchions running from fore to aft. New steel kelsons will also be placed in her, and her frame-work rebuilt generally while the saloon will be remodelled in the latest and most approved style.