p.5 Portsmouth Council - ...It was agreed that the council use every endeavor to secure the location of the proposed dry dock...It was agreed that a committee wait upon the K. & M. Forwarding Co., regarding the rent of the long pier.
S.B. Earle has arrived to fit out the steamer Ida.
The steamer Rothesay will run on her old route.
Capt. Ackerman will sail the Nellie Hunter, Capt. McCrimmon the Two Brothers, Capt. Paul Clark the Kate, and Capt. Bond the Baltic.
The steamer Geneva will make two round trips per day during the season to Alexandria Bay, calling at Grindstone Island, Clayton and the parks.
The steamer Alexandria is undergoing her usual spring fitting. She will be ready to do down the river by the 1st of May. Capt. Smith is in charge.
The steamer Empress of India is undergoing considerable repairs. She will be provided with a much larger pilot house. Her crew will consist of Capt. W. VanVlack; W.H. Solmes, mate; W.H. Smith, purser; R. Kelly, steward; first engineer, A. McBryde; second engineer, H. McBryde.
The schr. Lady Macdonald, Capt. Hartgrove, has been subjected to extensive repairs. She has been supplied with a new arch, covering board, staunchions, hatch combings, horsed, caulked, and refastened. She will trade between Duluth or Port Arthur and Kingston.
Incidents Of The Day - As soon as the ice clears the Garden Island fleet, steamer D.D. Calvin and tow, will leave for Hamilton light. They will return with timber.