Extensive repairs have been made on the str. Sirius by Capt. Derrian during the past winter. The str. Minnie has also undergone repairs.
A.C. Ducton, Alexandria Bay, has built a new boat, which will be completed in a short time. It is claimed that she will be very fast.
The Decision Reserved - The case of Wright vs. Collier, an action brought by the owners of the schr. Two Brothers against the owners of the steamer Reindeer to recover damages consequent upon a collision between them, was heard at Picton assizes. The whole question of proper navigation was the guide in trying the case, the accident occurring just after the steamer left Younng's wharf, Adolphustown. Judgement reserved.
p.4 The Application Denied - The firm of Gaylord, Downey & Co. asked the dominion government to allow them to leave a portion of cargoes of coal at Kingston and Brockville. Vessels leaving here with coal for Montreal can draw but nine feet of water through the St. Lawrence river canals. Some of the vessels that will be employed in the trade will draw from eleven to twelve feet of water, and it was for these that the special privilege was asked. If these vessels are allowed to leave this port with full cargoes of coal, when they reach Kingston or Brockville they will employ Canadian labor to lighten them. If they are only allowed to load to a depth of nine feet they will continue their journey to Montreal uninterrupted, and the Canadian longshoremen will be the only losers in the transaction. Messrs. Gaylord, Downey & Co. stated that they had not been notified that the request had been denied. [Oswego Palladium]