p.2 New Steamers - The Great Western Railroad Company have contracted for the building of two steamers of superior mould and large tonnage. The route, we understand, will be from Hamilton to Oswego. One of these steamers is to be built at St. Catherines by Mr. Shacaluna (sic - Shickluna), and will be commanded by Captain Masson, so favorably known to the travelling public between this port and Lewiston. Both steamers will be ready early in the next season, and form a daily line from the company's depot here to Oswego.
On Tuesday morning the steamers Highlander and City of Hamilton came into collision at the
mouth of the Burlington Canal. One of the Highlander's paddles was a great deal injured. [Leader]
Launch - Mr. Chickaluna (sic - Shickluna) launched a splendid Barque, of over 400 tons burthen, at St. Catherines, on Thursday, the 15th, - said to be a most splendid craft. Her dimensions are:- length 142 feet, breadth of beam 26 feet 2 inches, depth of hold, 10 feet 6 inches. She was named the Malta, in honor, we believe, of Mr. Chickaluna's native land. Success attend her wherever she goes.
The American steamer Niagara has been purchased by Capt. Harrison to supply the place of the ill-fated Queen of the West. The price is said to be 9,000 pounds. The other boat running between this city and Hamilton has never raised her fare since the route has been entirely left to herself. The low rates were doubtless intended to frighten off competition, but this object has not been obtained. At the present figures both boats must lose money. It is expected that the Niagara will soon be placed on the route. [Leader]