R. Davis is building a fine little pleasure scow, very much the shape of one half an egg. She will be 30 feet long, 12 feet beam, and 3 feet hold. She is capped with rail seats all round and cat-rigged. The contract price is $250, the work to be completed by Aug. 1st. The boat is for E.S. Hicks, Brooklyn. He has a fine house on Hickory Island which he occupies every summer. There are several boats of the same class on the river.
Several attempts have been made to put a steamer on Calabogie Lake and Madawaska River. The lake is five or six miles long, with a navigable river of 40 miles west in the heart of a wilderness. Messrs. Campsall and Leeson have placed an order with R. Davis for a fifty foot steamer, to be built for that trade. She is now in frame at his yard near Anglin's mill. The boat will be a great boon to tourists visiting the back country. She will cost $2,100.
The str. Corinthian, with 500 passengers from the west, had just reached the brink of Lachine rapids when the first storm on Wednesday struck her. She was, with difficulty, turned round and headed for Lachine, which she reached safely. Afterwards she again started, and when in mid-rapids the second storm came up, but being in her rear she shot through with tremendous velocity, but with perfect safety, and reached Victoria Bridge just as the wind was abating. The passengers were for a time in much consternation.