p.2 We are requested to state that the steamer Lady of the Lake will be withdrawn from her route between here and the Cape, for a few days, for repairs, and that the Gildersleeve and the Bay of Quinte will supply her place.
Launch - A very fine three-masted schooner of about 400 tons burthen, was launched from Garden Island on Thursday, by Messrs. Calvin, Cook & Co. She is doubtless intended for the timber trade in which that firm are so largely concerned.
The Bay of Quinte Steamer - This new steamer left Kingston harbor on Thursday afternoon for her first trip to the head of the Bay, bearing a numerous company invited for the occasion. The Bay of Quinte is not yet completed, but the work of decoration had sufficiently advanced to enable the passengers on Thursday to form a very favorable opinion of the taste in which her finishings were conceived, while they had personal experience of the comfort of her cabins. An excellent luncheon was laid out in the gentlemen's cabin, of which the company partook, and then the sharp firing of champagne commenced, and then there were toasts and speeches appropriate to the occasion. Of these speeches, not the least gratifying portions were the assurance given by Mr. Kirkpatrick, on behalf of the owners of the new boat, that she would not under any circumstances be withdrawn from the bay; and an announcement by Mr. Gildersleeve that it is in contemplation to build, at no distant day, another and still finer steamer to run in connection with the Bay of Quinte. We trust to see both these promises fulfilled.