p.1 Little Local Paragraphs - The str. Islander is being generally repaired. Her decks will be recaulked and new irons will be placed in her hull.
The dry dock is nearly full of water caused by the cessation of pumping. It will remain so till spring when it will be re-emptied and the work proceeded with.
Personal Mention - A. Watters, harbor master, Belleville, aged seventy-three years, died on Tuesday. He was an ex-alderman.
Incidents of the Day - N.K. Connolly has 600 and Michael Connolly 350 shares in the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company. The season's profits were over $115,000.
General Paragraphs - The schr. Singapore is undergoing extensive repairs to her forward deck.
Feb. 5, 1891
p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Oliver Pateneaugh, late of the prop. Myles, will command the prop. Celtic this year.
Work on the Portsmouth breakwater will be proceeded with at once.
Some of the plates for the new steel tug to be built by the Collinsby rafting company, arrived a few days ago. The plates most needed are on the way from the old country.
To Be Improved - The steamer Norseman will be greatly improved during the winter. She will be lengthened twenty-six feet at Davis dry-dock, receive new machinery and have her name changed. C.F. Gildersleeve is in Detroit looking for machinery for the boat. When finished she will be in better condition than she ever was.
The Skiff Association - to form locally.
Feb. 6, 1891
p.1 Incidents of the Day - W. Power has secured the contract to do the carpenter and joiner work necessary on the steamers at this port belonging to the R. & O. Navigation Co.