Today the ferry steamers began running at Brockville.
The Iolanthe, Belleville, has a new suit of sails and will fight it out with the Merle, of Oswego, clear around the circuit.
Warren A. Dye, of Antwerp, N.Y., has purchased the steamer Magic. The steamer originally cost $18,000, but is now held at $3,500.
The cutter Verve, Toronto, will come out with a new suit of sails made in England. She has worn her present suit ten years.
The steamer Kathleen will this year run on the route of steamer Ella Ross making the trip around by Montreal and Ottawa to Kingston.
Capt. T. Crawford, master of the schr. Grantham, left today for Amherstburg with Mr. Newell, who is mate. The vesse will be got ready for service at once.
The commodore of the Royal Canadian club, negotiating for the celebrated yacht Saracen, has failed to buy her. He is looking for another that will suit his purpose.
The steamer Guide on the route between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg, has been sold for $250. She was knocked down to George Hall & Co., by whom she was seized last fall to satisfy a coal bill.
The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company have given employment to about fifty men during the winter in their shipyard at Portsmouth, expending upwards of $8,000 in rebuilding and making extensive repairs to their barges, preparatory to the opening of navigation. They have also rebuilt the schr. Singapore at a cost of $2,500.