There is still plenty of ice in Ottawa Harbour.
Dr. McGannon, of Brockville, has purchased the steam yacht Clipper.
The prop. Scotia is at Howe Island loading ice. The schooners Blake and Straubenzie are also loading there.
B. White and G. Ardiff, caulkers of this city, are working in the Union shipyard, Buffalo for $2.50 per day.
The Collinsby rafting company's rafting apparatus has reached Belleville. The company's business this year will be extensive.
Capt. C. Chambers purchased the scow J. McBride for $250. She cleared for the west with a cargo of merchandise and will bring wood back for Breck and Booth.
Capt. Beaupre will manage the boats and oversee the Thousand Island company's interests upon the river this season, a fact which his friends hail with pleasure.
The str Alexandria will be thoroughly equipped for lake service and instead of stopping at Trenton over Sunday will pass through the canal and run to Charlotte.
The schr. Grantham cleared last evening for Toledo with a load of ice. She will bring back a cargo of timber for Garden Island. She took with her a team of horses to do all the loading and discharging.
E. Arundell arrived from Port Colborne the other day. He has been engaged since March 1st caulking the steamer Tecumseh and consorts. He left today for Westport to work at the barges owned by Tett Bros.
A barge has been built at Grenville by Capt. Jim Williamson, late of Ottawa. It is made of oak and is called Winona. It is one of the largest if not the largest on the Ottawa River, being 113' long and 24' wide. It cost $4,900.
On Sunday the tug McArthur, with the schr. Jessie Breck, a number of large timbers and some buoys in tow arrived from Brockville. She would have brought the schr. Neelon, but as the pontoons were not in position to take away the scheme was abandoned.
In referring to the arrival of the str. Hero at Belleville the Ontario says: Capt. Nicholson will command the Norseman this season. He started with C.F. Gildersleeve as purser on the Hero and was promoted to the captaincy and is now advanced to the best command in the gift of the company.