p.1 The Yacht Narod - from New York; 120 x 18 x 11; 116 tons; schooner rigged.
Mr. J.W. Dandy has been appointed master of the Gaskin.
The schr. Loretta Rooney, from Charlotte, is discharging coal.
The water in the Rideau river has risen six inches this week.
The schr. Ben Folger is in port from Oswego with 235 tons coal.
The schr. Fabiola, now unloading coal, will load spruce wood for Charlotte.
The barge Senator has arrived with twenty tons of hay from Montreal.
The tug Active reached here today from Oswego with three barges laden with coal.
The steamships Algonquin and Rosedale were expected today from the west with cargoes of grain.
The Kingston foundry firm is putting a new engine in a pleasure tug at Davis' yard. It is for Calabogie Lake, calculated for towing logs across and for hire to excursion parties. The boat is 45 feet long, 10 foot beam, 4 1/2 foot hold, built of white oak. The engine is 8 x 8 cylinder, with a marine return flue boiler made of steel. The cost of boat complete is $2,000.
James Croil, of Montreal, editor of the Presbyterian Record, has been getting a very nice little steam yacht built here by Davis & Son. He was here four or five days and among the islands. He intended to stay until the first of September but had a call to return at once, which put an end to his two weeks' vacation. He is very fond of hunting, and left his new yacht in care of R. Davis, thinking to come up later for a hunt on the Rideau.
The Kingston & Pembroke R.R. company is dredging out the lower bay around their docks. It will deepen a channel to 10 to 12 feet, so as to land large vessels with ore and lumber. The company will dredge out a slip for R. Davis & Son's ship yard, and use the mud for making a wharf, as he intends to do repairing and building. Mr. Anglin will have his slip deepened so as to get lake boats with coal into his dock. Mr. Doran desires to have his slip dredged out.
Winning Many Friends - Captain E. Beaupre, the genial and efficient superintendent of the Thousand Island steamboat company, is winning many friends on the river by his gentlemanly courtesy and personal supervision of matters entrusted to his care by excursion parties. The captain has been among us but a short time, coming an entire stranger, but during that time he has gained the confidence and esteem of all with whom he has come in contact. The company's excursions have never been more liberally patronized and such entire satisfaction given as during the present season. The company has made a good selection in placing Capt. Beaupre in the position he now occupies. [Clayton On The St. Lawrence]