p.1 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Sylvan Stream, of Rochester, will not be sold, as none of the offers made for her exceeded the reserve bid of $15,000. She will be run this year by the same company as last.
The schr. G.C. Houghton has been purchased by W.H. Marsh, Oswego, for $6,000. She was built in 1873, and has an A. 2 rating.
March 19, 1891
A well known mariner stated this morning that he expected navigation to open on the 5th of April or within two days of that date.
The schr. White Oak is receiving extensive repairs and a thorough overhauling in preparation for a good season.
The Rochester, Thousand Island and Ogdensburg navigation company expect to launch its new boat, the Bon Voyage, at Saugatuck, Mich., between the 14th and 20th inst.
Gallant and Humane Conduct - The government of Canada last year rewarded fifty-eight persons for gallant and humane services rendered in saving life from shipwrecked Canadian vessels. Capt. D. Rooney and crew, of the life boat at Cobourg, for going to the assistance of fishermen, received $22, but Capt. Hanspeter Lawson, master of the steamer Muskoka, for rescuing eight persons from drowning in Lake Joseph, only received a letter of thanks. Wm. Ward, coxswain, and crew of the lifeboat at Toronto Island, received $32 for assistance to a wrecked vessel at Port Credit. It is hard to discern on what business the authorities appraise the value of human life, for the rewards range all the way from a gold watch down to one dollar and a half for precisely the same service.