p.1 The New Rideau Steamer - There is no finer trip in picturesque Canada than that up the Rideau, and one of the marvels of the day is that more people have not patronized it. Now, at last, travel is surely increasing and the old steamers are no longer adequate for the service. Work is well advanced towards the new steamer for Capt. Noolan. She will be 107 feet long, and have a twenty-four feet beam with sixteen staterooms, a large cabin and dining room on the main deck aft. Her machinery will be new, capable of attaining over twelve miles speed per hour. The boat will be elegantly furnished and fitted with all the modern improvements. There will be no doubt of her success on a popular route with her popular owner in charge.
A Heavy Fine - Today Capt. Donnelly, steamboat inspector, returned from North Bay where he had been prosecuting W. Windsor, master of the steamer Dauntless for having run the boat without having her inspected and complying with the act relating to steamboats. The trial took place before two stipendiary magistrates, and defendant was fined $650 and costs....
General Paragraphs - Capt. Noonan will not accept Folger Bros. offer of $500 for the hull of the str. Rideau Belle.
Capt. A. Rushford is laying up the sloop Idlewild. The Idlewild had the longest season of any sailing vessel around here.
Capt. J.T. Towers, of the str. Ocean, leaves for Glasgow, where he will superintend the fitting up of an elegant steel steamer to carry passengers between Montreal and Chicago next summer.