The Ship Yard of Mr. Baker, situated at the foot of West First and Second streets, exhibits at the present time, a very brisk and lively appearance. A staunch, first class vessel is being built for Messrs. Merrick & Co. , which will be launched about the last of April. Mr. B. has also contracted for building two more vessels for Mfr. Hall, to be completed at an early day. On the Marine Railway, we also notice two or three vessels undergoing repairs. From the enlarged facilities possessed by Mr. Baker, and the large quantity of excellent materials on hand it is evident that he intends doing an extensive business in the most approved and superior manner. Mr. B. is also carrying on a prosperous business at his boat yard on the east side, and employs in all about 150 men.
Mr. Miller's yard, at the foot of East First street, also presents a scene of great activity. A large number of hands are engaged in repairing vessels, and new ones are soon to be built. M. M. has kept quite a number of ship carpenters in employment through the winter and his business is steadily increasing.
Mr. G. Rogers has taken the Ship Yard, at the foot of West Third street, formerly owned by Ald. Weeks, and is now lying the keep of a fine, first class vessel for Mr. Geo. Ames. Mr. Rogers is an enterprising young man, a master workman, and enters upon the business with energy and the most flattering prospects of success.
There is no more favorable indication of the healthy condition and rapid increase of the commercial enterprise of Oswego, than is presented in the active demand for new, first class vessels. The business in all its departments, was ever in a more prosperous condition than at present, and is becoming a very important branch of mechanical enterprise.