p.2 A great deal of repairs is going on this winter in the different ship yards in Canada, and ship mechanics are in good request, with high wages. A number of vessels are being rebuilt, to replace, in a measure, those lost during the severe gales of last November, but only 3 new vessels are building on the lake, viz: one at Oakville, owned by Henderson & Colpoys, 10,000 bushels, one at Wellington Square, owned by McCullock and Baxter, 11,000 bushels; one at St. Catherines, owned by L. Shickluna, 18,000 bushels. A passenger and freight steamer is being built on Lake Simcoe, to replace the str. Morning.
Port Stanley (part) "... four vessels are laid up in winter quarters. We hear of the following charters made: - One by steam to Montreal, 16,000 bushels of grain at 14 1/2 cents per bushel, and a deck load of flour at 50 cents per barrel; a sail vessel, first trip to Kingston, 17,000 bushels at 8 cents per bushel; another, 11,000 bushels, vessel to Kingston, 4 trips, at 8 cents per bushel. 12 1/2 cents freely offered for 50,000 bushels to Montreal, and 40 cents on 10,000 barrels of flour."