W. Haslip is first engineer of the str. Hero, and R. Dalzell (Dalzett) is second.
Capt. Patenaude will leave in a couple of weeks to fit up the str. St. Magnus.
Capt. T. Crawford, of Wolfe Island, has been re-appointed to sail the schr. Grantham this season.
Capt. Donnelly returned from Deseronto on Saturday after spending a few days there inspecting boats.
Nicholas Henderson has just completed a beautiful oil painting of the tug Active, with the barges Kildonan and Regina, in a heavy sea on Lake Ontario.
One of the M.T. Co.'s captains stated, on Saturday, that there are very few of the company's captains who get employment in the shipyard during the winter. Moreover, the captains generally work eight months for the season's salary, and not seven, as the manager puts it.
Concerning the threatened opposition to the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company N.K. Connolly said that the Richelieu would go on and give the public the best service possible. As to opposition they did not fear it. The board of directors will shortly consider more definite arrangements as to the season's business.
General Paragraphs - John Malcolmson, purser on the str. Ocean last season, has received the appointment of captain of the prop. Cuba for the coming summer.
Incidents of the Day - Mr. Potter, colporteur for the sailors' missionary society, spoke in Sydenham street church yesterday morning, explaining that the object of his visit was to secure monetary assistance for his work. His district is between Hamilton, Prescott and Ogdensburg.