p.2 Launch at Garden Island - On Saturday afternoon the steamer City of Hamilton came over from Garden Island and carried back a number of citizens who had been invited to witness the launch of the new vessel built this winter at the shipyard of Messrs. Calvin & Breck. The launch took place in presence of a large concourse of ladies and gentlemen, who afterwards accompanied the vessel in a short cruise around the harbor.
More Departures - The barque Gem and schooners Princess Alexandra and Canada were towed out on Saturday morning by the Pierrepont. One of the vessels cast anchor near the island to await a change in the direction of the wind. The Princess Alexandra is laden with ice for Chicago.
The Steamer Gazelle - The repairs which this boat has been has been undergoing for some time past are about completed, and it is expected that she will be ready to commence her trips to the Island tomorrow or Wednesday.
-Seven steamers wintered at Ottawa this year - Queen Victoria, Phoenix, and Otter in the Ottawa River; Beaver, Bytown, and Britannia in the Canal Basin; and the England in the Locks. Most of these, more or less, are undergoing thorough repairs to compete in their respective stations in the business of the season. The Queen is almost ready, being beautifully ornamented and painted. The England's hull is refitted at considerable expense, and so is the Beaver almost altogether renewed. The Bytown and Britannia are both under process of repairs, and no doubt will be ready in due time. Crafts of smaller dimensions also are under way of preparation.
New Canal Tariff - steam vessels per ton, 2 1/2 cents on the Welland Canal, each way; St. Lawrence canals 1 1/2 cents; Burlington Bay canal 1/2 cent, etc.
p.3 Imports - 18.