The mail line boats will begin running about June 1st.
A new stern and rudder are being put into the schooner Clara Youell.
Capt. Solmes, who in 1889 was master of the steamer Rothesay and last year commanded the steamer Empress of India, goes into charge on board the steamer Chicora.
Ira Folger's new steamboat is nearly completed and will be a very neat little excursion steamer when she goes on the route next season. Her boiler will be put in next week. The name of the new boat will be Loretta.
The drydock presents a very quiet aspect at present although carpenters are at work at the crib work for the mouth of the dock. Regular work will not be begun until fine weather sets in when most of the old staff will be engaged.
March 14, 1891
Navigation is said to be open between Detroit and Cleveland.
During the coming season the Rideau Belle will extend her trip. Instead of going to Smith's Falls, as heretofore, she will go right through to Ottawa, making bi-weekly journeys.
The members of the Cleveland association, at a meeting last Monday, fixed the wages for the ensuing season as follows: On steamers - First engineers, $90 to $100; second engineers, $55 to $65; first mates, $60 to $70; second mates, $40 to $50; helpers, $10 to $15; firemen, $25 to $30; wheelsmen, $25 to $30; lookouts, $20 to $25; deck hands, $15; oilers, (when carried), $24 to $30. On consorts and sail - First mates, $45 to $55; second mates, $30 to $40; cooks, $20 to $30; seamen, $25 to $30; boys, $15.