About 30 men are now employed at the Picton shipyard.
The schr. W.Y. Emery is loaded with 300 tons of ice for Charlotte.
The schr. Kate, Capt. Paul Clark, will receive a new deck and deck frame, stanchions and covering board and other repairs.
The schr. Lady Macdonald has been caulked inside, a new heel block placed under the foremast, and a new mainmast put in.
The tug Thistle, Sackett's Harbor, has undergone extensive repairs, receiving white oak frame, decks caulked and pilot house overhauled.
Captain Hartgrove has contracted with a Cleveland firm for 600 tons of ice and will load the Lady Macdonald. The contract price is $3 per ton.
The str. Alexandria is being extensively repaired. New bridge trees are being put in, and she will receive repairs throughout which will probably cost $5000.
The schr. Nellie Hunter has undergone some extensive repairs, having been prepared with new night-heads, horse-chalks, covering board, apron, stern rail and bulwarks forward and mainmast.
The hull of a new schooner, for Capt. Matthews and Messrs. Macdonald & Hyatt, has been laid at Hepburn's ship yard, Picton. She will have a carrying capacity of 5,000 bushels.
The Empress of India is having some changes made in her machinery, and is undergoing a thorough overhauling. Her paddle boxes will be embellished with a magnificently carved Scotch thistle, which will be covered in gold leaf.
Reducing Canal Tolls - on Welland and St. Lawrence.
May Be Settled - claim of James St. Charles, of Belleville, case re burning of str. Quinte.