ARRIVAL OF A BLOCKADE RUNNER. - The Bu[ffalo] Courier mentions the arrival at that place, in [two] parts, towed by a tug, of the steamer Chicora, [used as] a blockade runner during the war. She was built [at] Liverpool, in 1864, by C. W. Weller & Co., and [her] general appearance is that of a rakish and fast-g[oing] vessel, with very fine lines fore and aft, with [round] cutwater and round stern - built especially for [fast] running. Her hull is of iron, and she is pecul[iarly] constructed. Her dimensions are 230 feet [keel], beam of hull 26 feet, beam extreme over pa[ddle] boxes 46 feet, depth of hold 11 feet 8 inches. She is worked by two oscillating engines, [of 52] inch cylinder and 4 feet stroke, and of [?] horse power nominal. Her engines were built [by] Fawcett & Preston, one of the oldest and first b[uilders] of marine engines in England. She has [?] large tubular boilers, with 410 tubes in each bo[iler,] four furnaces to each boiler, and works un[der] general low pressure of forty-five pounds of s[team]. She is built in seven water-tight compartments, [and] fitted up with extra steam pumps, which can at [any] time, be connected with one or all of the compartments at pleasure. At the close of the late war, [she] was taken to Halifax, N.S., where she lay [until] purchased by her present owners, Messrs. [K?] & Co., of Toronto, C. W., last fall, with the in[ten]tion of fitting her up as a first-class passenger bo[at to] run between Collingwood and Fort William, Lake Superior, touching at intermediate ports. She [has] been brought to Buffalo for alterations, and wi[ll go] into Bidwell & Mason's dry dock for this purpose.
It is expected that she will be ready for business in about a month. When finished she will have [an] entire sponsing deck running around her, and [new] cabins, and will then be a first-class passenger [boat]. She is fore and aft schooner rigged, and will [?] canvass, and will be able to make from sixteen to eighteen miles an hour. It was necessary to cut [her] in two, so that she could pass through the St. Lawrence and Welland Canals, and she was accordingly cut between two of the water-tight compartments. David Bell, Esq., has charge of the work of pu[tting] her back together.