p.2 Death of a Prominent Citizen - O.S. Gildersleeve.
p.3 Marine Intelligence
Opening of Navigation - About four o'clock yesterday afternoon the long silent bell on Clark street bridge sounded; again people hurried to and from both sides; and for the first time this season the bridge was turned to allow the schooner H. Rand to pass down the river. The tug Crawford towed the vessel out, and before dark the Rand was sailing far out in the lake, bound for Centreville, on the western shore, for a cargo of wood. [Chicago paper]
Detroit and Cleveland Steamers - The fine and favorite steamer City of Cleveland has been purchased by the Michigan Central Line, and will during the present season run on the Detroit and Cleveland line, in place of the May Queen. The line will be formed by the new and splendid Morning Star, and the elegant and favorite City of Cleveland. The officers of this favorite line will remain the same as last year. [Cleveland Herald]
From Detroit For New Orleans - The A-1 steamer Sentinel, built by Campbell & Owen, which left Detroit Nov. 17th, and reached New York, after a very boisterous passage, Dec. 10th, has been sold to a stock company to go to New Orleans, for $60,000. She is to be employed in towing between New Orleans and the Belize. [Detroit Advertiser]
New Tug Building at Chicago - At the yard of S.G. & C. King a tug is being built of the following dimensions, viz. 37 feet keel, 43 feet deck, 12 feet beam, and 5 1/2 feet depth of hold. The engine is to be 15 horse-power, with 8 by 10 inch cylinder, and the screw will measure 3 1/2 feet in diameter.
The new tug Hong Kong arrived in the harbor about four o'clock yesterday afternoon from Racine, having left that port in the morning. She measures 85 feet length of keel, carries two 16 horse-power engines, and is commanded by Captain Miller. The boat is new and of fine appearance.