Capt. W. Dandy has been appointed master of the schr. Annie Falconer.
The ferry steamer will try to reach the islands this week if the weather continues mild.
The str. Geneva has been sold by the Rathbun company to parties in Rochester, N.Y.
The schr. Maggie Miner has been chartered at Chicago for 24,000 bushels of corn to Kingston at five cents.
Mr. Henderson, chief engineer, and his assistant, J. Evans, left today for Montreal to look over the machinery of the tug Thompson.
The schr. J.H. Breck has been chartered to carry timber from Lake Michigan to Kingston and at a better figure than was paid last year.
The American association of vessel owners will not begin trade until May 1st. They will thus save heavy insurances. Canadian vessel men should do the same.
It is probable that the fine steamer Rosedale, which last year ran between Kingston and Chicago, will go to the lower provinces as a freighter, as she does not suit the lake trade altogether.
The officers of the Rathbun company's vessels are: Ella Ross, Capt. Angus Stanton; Quinte, Capt. Christie; Resolute, Capt. John Gowan; Reliance, Capt. Bartley; Armenia, Capt. Anderson; Deseronto, Capt. Skillen; Rescue, Capt. John Rowe; Ripple, Capt. Thomas Hull; Nile, Capt. Daly; Puritan, Capt. McNamara.