p.3 The steamer Bella, from Meaford, Ont., has arrived at Owen Sound - the first of the season.
The steamer Florence will run between Prescott and Ogdensburg every Sunday during the coming season.
The tugs Lady Franklin and H.M. Mixer are being got ready for work, and receiving a coat of paint. The Franklin only will go into commission in the meantime, the Mixer being kept on hand for emergencies.
The schooner Dundee is also being fitted out and painted, preparatory to resuming work for the season.
The schooner E.G. Benedict is being fitted out, and will probably go to Oswego for a cargo of coal for the Collinsby Rafting Company.
Last summer Messrs. A. Gunn & Co. began the erection of a new wharf on the waterfront of the Molson property, which is expected to be ready for the opening of the grain trade. The wharf has a frontage of 154 feet, and extends out from the shore into the water some 70 feet. It is intended next winter to build a long pier at the foot of Simcoe street, which will act as a sort of breakwater. It is also proposed to erect, on the end of the long wharf, a stationary elevator, but this will not be done for some time, probably next year, provided the grain trade improves. The new wharf has been leased to the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company, of which Mr. J.H. Macfarlane is the agent here, and will be of great advantage to that Company. The anchorage is good, and there is plenty of water to float the largest vessel that comes into the harbour. The wharf is being built by Mr. George Holder, who has in his employment between 40 and 50 men, who are engaged in driving stones for filling in the water, and also in laying the timbers. One of the old buildings in the vicinity has already been torn down to make more room, and another, one facing on Simcoe street, is being fitted up as an office. Altogether the new wharf will make a great improvement in the vicinity, and we hope the enterprise of the projectors will be sufficiently rewarded.