p.2 Shipbuilding - The Chatham Planet learns that the contract has been taken for the building at that place of two freight propellers of the full capacity of the Welland Canal locks, the keel of one of them to be laid in about a month, and that of the other as soon as possible afterwards. They are ordered by Eastern ship-owners. This is another proof that ship-owners will have their vessels built where the facilities are greatest, and, as no other place surpasses Chatham and Wallaceburg in that respect, there need be no rivalry between these two places, except as to which can turn out the best ships, for there will be plenty of work in this line for both.
New Transfers - Mr. McLennan, harbour master of Port Darlington has sold the schooner Sweet Home sold to Capt. W.R. Taylor for $3,600. Capt. Staley has purchased from Capt. Redford, the schooner Laurel, for $2,000.
The Forwarding Business - The different transhipping agents and companies are actively preparing for the business of the approaching season of navigation. To those barges that require such repairs are being done, besides painting and general renovating. The barges, tugs, etc., of Messrs. Jones and Miller, Coulthurst and Macphie, Holcomb and Stewart and the Montreal Transportation Co., are all being refitted, the stock of the latter firm wintered here, numbering about fifty craft.