p.6 District Dashes - David Tait has gone to Picton to act as foreman of the new marine railway in that town.
Capt. Paul and divers resumed the work today of deepening the harbor.
The schrs. W.R. Taylor and Lady Macdonald have been chartered to load iron ore for Cleveland.
The steamer Cleveland will take an excursion party to Clayton from Gananoque this evening. Tomorrow she will carry a party from Clayton to Gananoque.
On the Queen's birthday, Capt. Taylor, inspector of hulls, visited Collingwood and examined the schooner Craftsman. She was found in safe condition and placed in class A.
The steamers Rideau Belle and Ella Ross had a run on the Rideau River on the Queen's birthday, between Jones' Falls and Foster's locks, a distance of four miles. The Belle won the contest.
On June 1st R. Davis, shipbuilder, will vacate the premises he now occupies on Ontario street and remove to a portion of land belonging to the estate of the late W.B. Little, below Anglin's mill. Mr. Davis has been shipbuilding on Ontario street for seven years, and has done an extensive business, keeping continually employed a large number of men. Last year his wages account amounted to $6,000. At his new premises he will build for an American gentleman a graving dock at a cost of about $8,000. The dock which the government proposes to build will not be ready for work for four years, and one is badly needed at the present time. Mr. Davis said he wanted to get a boat docked recently and was unable to do so either at Ottawa, Montreal or Oswego. The dock which Mr. Davis will build is expected to pay a large profit on the money expended in its construction.
Clearances: steambarge Hecla and barges Mills and Sherman, Charlotte, light.
Arrivals: schr. Erie Stewart, Sandusky, 500 tons soft coal; steamers Rideau Belle, Rideau river; Khartoum, Gananoque.