p.2 Wire Rigging - Captain Gaskin has brought wire rigging very much into use since he first introduced it here. He has just sent a lot to the new iron Royal Mail Steamer Graecian (sic - Grecian), and has just fitted up with it Captain Perry's new propeller Her Majesty. It is fast coming into general use.
Schooner Bay of Quinte - For several days past sleighs have been arriving from Picton with the rigging and spars of Captain Gaskin's schooner Bay of Quinte, stranded last fall on the lake shore at Salmon Point. The spars and rigging are to be sold to parties in the city.
Large Spars - Two spars of an immense length were taken over the ice on Friday for French Creek. They were brought all the way from Grafton (over 100 miles) at a cost of $11 each.
FREIGHT STEAMERS FOR 1864
The following is a list of the freight steamers to be engaged in the Western Trade during the season of 1864:-
Name Owners Capacity in bbls (Flour)
*Her Majesty (new) Charles Perry, Toronto 5000
Whitby Black & Co., Montreal 2900
+Ranger do do 2800
Cantin (new) do do 3700
+Moffatt Henderson & Co., do 2400
West do do 3700
*Brantford do do 3800
*Osprey James Henderson, do 4300
Indian Jacques & Co. do 3000
*Colonist do do 3500
St. Lawrence do do 3000
Avon do do 3000
+Ottawa do do 2900
+Huron do do 3500
Bruno Robert Allan do 3700
Magnet John Malcolmson, Hamilton 2800
Brockville Chaffey & Bros. Kingston 3500
Bristol do do 3500
*Great Britain (new) do do 6000
*+Wellington Calvin & Breck do 3300
America Norris & Nelon, St. Catherines 2800
Simcoe (new) Glassford, Jones & Co., Montreal 3700
*Amity Henry Everts, Chatham 2200
Georgian (new) G.W. Wyatt Toronto 3000
* These are too large to pass through the Welland Canal.
+These are paddle steamers; all the others are propellers.
The above is the quantity each carries through the St. Lawrence canals.