p.1 Tribute to the Minister of Marine & Fisheries - Mr. Mitchell, as found in [Toronto Mail]
p.2 Marine News
Shipbuilding - Lewis Shickluna has just completed at St. Catharines, Ontario, two fine propellers, which are excellent specimens of naval architecture, one of which is for Capt. Neelon, and the other for Graham, Brown and others. They are 400 tons burthen each. Capt. James McManch will command one of these boats, and Capt. McDonald, late of one of the Northern Transportation steamers, commands the other. At the same yard are two barks of full canal size which have just been completed, both of which belong to Capt. John Murray and Son.
Schr. J.W. Sargent - There now remains but little doubt that the above vessel during the winter was cut down by the ice, and with her cargo has gone to the bottom. It will be remembered that at the close of the season she, with other craft, was hemmed in by the sudden closing in of ice drifts, and all left at Middle Sister, Lake Erie. She was since reported off Rond Eau, but nothing further has been seen or heard of her.
Workmen are busily employed along the wharves of this harbour in painting, repairing, rigging, and otherwise fitting vessels and steamers for the opening of navigation, which is now thought to be close at hand. The Pierrepont has been in running condition for a week.
Spring Assizes - Fraser vs Elliot - The demurrage case, which occupied nearly the whole day, was finished at six o'clock. After able addresses by counsel on both sides, and a clear and impartial charge by the learned judge, the jury, after fifteen minutes' deliberation, returned to court with a verdict for the defendant. Mr. B.M. Britton and Mr. Maclean for the plaintiff, Mr. James O'Reilly, Q.C., for the defendant.