Considerable work has been done during the winter on the schr. Nellie Hunter.
W. Jamieson, Picton, is hurrying forward the building of a trading vessel for Kingston parties.
The Deseronto Navigation Company's steamers will commence running about the 15th inst.
On Monday the str. D.K. Van Allen will load lumber for Oswego at the K. & P.R.R. spile dock.
The schr. Lady Macdonald is having her decks planked, new timbers put in forward, and otherwise improved.
The Empress of India is being thoroughly refitted for the season. Her improvements will cost about $3,000. Capt. George O'Brien will be master.
The Murray Canal was opened today by removing all the dams and letting the water through from the lake. Although boats can sail through it will not be formally opened till finished and accepted by the government next July.
The str. Olive is undergoing alterations and will be used as a barge and for towing purposes. All the forepart of the steamer has been stripped but the houses, amidships and on the after part of the deck which will remain intact.
A gentleman from the United States was in the city, a few days ago, negotiating for the work of dredging the Wolfe Island canal. The clay taken from the canal will likely be used for coffer-dam purposes in connection with the dry dock.