Along the Docks
If oaths would sink a raft the spars on enroute to Boston would have been on the bottom of the river two days ago. The boatmen whose boats have served as fenders for the raft have exhausted their vocabulary, and are now awaiting a fresh supply of expletives from the "sixteens." *
One of the trimmest and neatest appearing schooners we have seen in some time came into port last evening. The new schooner, which was built at Port Huron by Hardison, is named the Mary Lyon and is owned by Hosea Rogers, of Rochester. She is of full canal size and brought through the Welland canal 19,000 bushels of wheat in ten feet of water.
She is well put together, built of the best oak, and when loaded presents a high side out of water, that insures dry decks. She does not spread as much canvass as Oswego vessels, as her lower masts and top masts are considerably shorter, but for heavy weather she ought tone at home. Captain William Harry, formerly of the Thomas Parson, an able and thorough sailor, the commodore of the Rogers' fleet, commands the new three and after.
The female distributors of tracts were well received by the seamen and boatmen yesterday.