p.5 A New Steamer - Messrs. Napier, Shanks & Bell launched last week from their yard at Yoker, Scotland, the steel screw steamer Algonquin, a vessel of about 1,800 tons, specially designed for the Canadian lake service from Kingston to Port Arthur to class 100 A at Lloyd's, having large carrying capacity, and with superior accommodation for a number of passengers. She is also specially fitted for rapid loading and discharging of cargo, and a good rate of speed will be attained from powerful triple-expansion engines of the most approved and economical type. The vessel was named in due form by Miss Shanks, of Belgrade Villa, Pollokshields. At the launch the owners Thomas Marks & Co., Port Arthur, were represented by Captain John S. Moore, under whose management the vessel will undoubtedly prove a valuable addition to the lake service of Canada.
The steamer Presco is running between Brockville and Morristown.
The steam yacht Ometa has been purchased by T.S. Carman and H. Corby, M.P., Belleville. It is their intention to fit the yacht out in elegant style.
Capt. Conley, with his fishing boat Dauntless, arrived safely at Charlotte, N.Y., from Cobourg at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, being the first arrival of the season.
The ice is gone below Cedar Island and in the lake above the penitentiary. The steamer Pierrepont will probably start for Garden Island next week. The ice is out of the American channel.
W. Power, son of Capt. Power, Belleville, has been appointed purser on the str. Quinte, Deseronto. There were 27 applicants for the position.