Work at the Portsmouth shipyard has ceased.
H. Powers has been appointed steward of the str. North King in place of Mr. Stevenson, resigned.
Joseph Blanch will be the engineer on the tug Petrel next year, and Capt. A. McDonald will again be master.
E. Marshall, late engineer at the dry dock, has been engaged as engineer of the tug Walker for the season of 1893.
Capt. Creighton says that thirty years ago, when crossing the lake on the str. Lady of the Lake, in the middle of June, small icebergs were encountered. The boat's wheels were badly smashed.
The str. North King is being thoroughly repaired this winter. Her boiler is now undergoing renovation. The North King was very speedy last year and made most of the boats hustle to pass her.
The new steamer of the Montreal Transportation company will cost $21,000. It will be 253 feet long, and have a capacity of 85,000 bushels. It will be brought from Montreal in sections and rejoined here.
The steam barge Glengarry, converted from a propellor, will run the lakes next season. She is now a very staunch vessel. Capt. Mawdsley, of the tug Walker last year, will be in charge, with C. McSorley as engineer.
The annual meeting of the Canadian marine association occurs at Toronto tomorrow. Men interested in the forwarding business in Kingston will attend. In all probability the toll question will receive a thorough sifting.