The tug Jessie Hall is being rebuilt. Her repairs will cost $700. The locomotive works company is compounding the engine.
The steambarge Glengarry is on the ways. Her stern is being altered. A new boiler, costing $7,000, is being constructed for her at the locomotive works.
The barge Montreal, built seventeen years ago, is receiving a thorough overhauling. She will have new decks, rails, and ceilings.
The wheel house and captain's room on the tug Walker is being elevated.
The new lake schooner, now being built by the M.T. Company, will be a very fine craft. The best and purest oak that can be secured is being put into her hull. The timber alone will cost $30,000. The schooner will be unusually large, and her class 1 with a star. Her dimensions will be 245 feet over all; 38 feet beam over all; 17 feet hold. She will have a capacity of 70,000 bushels. She will have four masts, and carry a great deal of canvas. All the modern improvements pertaining to schooners of the present day will be in her. She will be especially engaged in upper lake service.