p.2 Ship Building in Hamilton has fairly taken a start; under the auspices of Messrs. Whyte & Co., at whose ship yard the Europa, the Canada, the America, steamers, and the sail vessel Andrew Stephen, were launched, the latter about two years ago. The Spectator, from which we glean the facts, intimates that the latter has been engaged in the trade between the Upper Lakes and the St. Lawrence, and has proved herself a fast sailor and a first-rate sea boat. In proof, we may add that last Fall, in the great storm on Lake Michigan, she did not make a drop of water, while several other vessels foundered within sight. She is now on her way to Chicago to take in a general cargo for England. Newspapers which last season were so eloquent on the subject of the Dean Richmond will please note this also, and give us tidings of the Andrew Steven ( Andrew Stevens ?) when possible. She is of 351 tons register, and will carry about 450. She is said to be more strongly built than the Dean Richmond, and superior in many respects.
In addition to these, on Wednesday the new vessel Union was launched from the same ship yard, "all standing," ready for sea. She is built of oak, and is considered a superior vessel. The Spectator says that the owners were offered 4,250 pounds for her. The Union is now chartered by Mr. J. Pierson of Chatham, to carry black walnut thence to Quebec. The sum agreed upon is 500 pounds. Capt. William Zealand is proud of his vessel, and expects to perform the voyage quickly.
Imports - 14,15.