p.2 More New Steamers For Lake Ontario - We understand, says the Toronto Leader, that an extensive steamboat proprietor on Lake Ontario has applied to the Messrs. Denny of Dumbarton, Scotland, to ascertain if they would undertake to build two iron steamers, for Lake Ontario, that shall be warranted to run 25 miles an hour, and that the firm in question have undertaken to build two vessels that shall possess the requisite speed. They are each to be 300 feet in length, and to be ready for the spring of 1854.
Picton Harbor - The dredging of the harbor is going on so satisfactorily, that Captain Bonter was able, without difficulty, to bring the steamer Novelty, twice during the past week, up to Messrs. Millers' new wharf, near the bridge. On Monday evening the wharf was crowded with spectators, who gave their old favorite three hearty cheers as he left the wharf. The channel now cleared is in a straight line from the wharf to the Steam Mill Store House. [Gazette]
The Peerless Iron Steamer - This new iron steamer, built at Dumbarton, Scotland, and destined for the route between Toronto and Queenston, is having her engines put in at St. Catherines, and will be ready to be launched about Christmas. She will be under the command of Captain Dick, who has had much steamboat experience on this lake. The Peerless is 225 feet long from taffrail to nightheads. Her horse power is greater than that of any vessel now on this lake. She is warranted to run 21 miles an hour, and is, we believe, to make two trips a day between this port and Lewiston. [Toronto Leader]