The steamer Pierrepont will start for the islands tomorrow.
Mr. Carey, of St. Catharines, organizer of branches of seamen's union, is in the city.
The lock tenders on the Welland Canal have been ordered to report for duty on the 15th inst.
Capt. Cameron is rebuilding the schr. Vienna, and Capt. Bongard will be in command.
The steamer Maynard will be officered by the same crew as last year, with the exception of the engineer.
Mr. Morton, Glasgow, Scotland, designer of the Cibola, spent two or three days in Deseronto inspecting that vessel.
The steam barge Clinton and barges Lisgar and Grimsby have been sold to Messrs. Matthew & Son, of Toronto, for $18,000.
The schr. Dudley, Capt. Rooney, will be ready for service as soon as navigation opens. She will load barley at Deseronto for Oswego.
The schr. Woodduck, Capt. Cornelius, is receiving extensive repairs. New deck planks and hatch combings are being placed in her.
The Isaac May and fleet of three barges will leave Port Colborne for the upper lakes on the opening of navigation to load lumber for Tonawanda.
The Passport will again take her place on the river next year. The R. & O. line will consist of the Algerian, Spartan, Corinthian and Passport. The Corsican will not be out. The Magnet will do service on the Saguenay.
Application for letters patent of incorporation have been made to parliament for leave to operate and navigate between Montreal and Chicago and intermediate ports. The company is to be known as the Montreal & Chicago steamship company, with offices in Toronto. The capital stock is $80,000.
George Boyd will be engineer of the schr. Armenia this season, with Thomas Kimsley as assistant. Michael McFaul, sr., will be engineer of the prop. Rescue with John Toppings assistant. Henry O'Reilly will be engineer of the steamer Quinte.
The captains of the Garden Island fleet are: str. D.D. Calvin, A.H. Malone; str. Armenia,George O'Brien; str. Hiram Calvin, David Lefare; str. Traveller, John Sullivan; str. Chiefain, Ephraim Martin; str. John A. Macdonald, Alex. Gignac; str. William Johnston, Paul Lalonde; schr. Prussia, Alex. Milligan, sr.; schr. Bavaria, John Marshall; schr. Norway, Anthony Larush; schr. Denmark, Luke O'Reilly.
The captains of the M.T. company's boats are: steamer Glengarry, Captain James McMaugh; W. Miller, engineer; steamer J.A. Walker, Captain John Boyd; John Dodds, engineer; steamer D.G. Thompson, Capt. James Murray, George Henderson, engineer; steamer Bronson, Capt. Joseph Murray; W. Hazlett, engineer; str. Glide, Capt. Charles Martin; A. Martin, engineer; str. Jessie Hall, Capt. James Martin, John Moore, engineer; str. Active, Robert Sloan, engineer.
Schr. Glenora, Capt. M. Patterson; schr. John Gaskin, Capt. W. Patterson; schr. Brandon, Capt. James Smith; schr. Jennie, Capt. S. Tyo; schr. Regina, Capt. Lafrance; schr. Maggie, Capt. N. Malette; schr. Bella, Capt. James Bradley.