Along the Docks.
The yacht Cora, which left yesterday afternoon, worked handsomely against a head breeze, standing up into the wind's teeth. In three short stretches she was out of sight. She will trouble our Toronto neighbors next year.
The new schooner North Star, built by E.W. Rathbun & Co., at Mill Point, was in port yesterday on her second trip. She is a trim, neat looking schooner, built in the most substantial manner, well ironed and kneed, with an immense carrying capacity for a vessel of her size.
Her dimensions are: Length, on keel, 113 feet, beam 26 feet, 2 inches, depth 9 feet, with a tonnage of 229 tons, Custom House measurement. She will carry 13,000 bushels of wheat or 210,000 feet of lumber. She is fitted out with all the modern improvements, and has a commodious, well appointed cabin.
The North Star is now owned by J. Carrath, of Port Hope, who purchased her last week. "Tom" Fox, a whole souled sailor and a speedy one, has been placed in command, a guarantee that steamboat time will be made. Capt. Fox has every reason to be proud of his vessel, as he has one now that he can "rag it to."