p.1 General Paragraphs - The new steamer of the M.T. Co. will be called the Bannockburn.
The men engaged on the str. Algonquin find it very cold working around the ice.
Only three men are engaged on the str. Corsican at present. A larger gang will be put on in a few days.
The Calvin Co.'s new barge is rapidly nearing completion, and will be ready to launch with the breaking up of the ice.
The str. Columbian will receive repairs to her engine and shaft. It is the intention of the company to increase the steamer's speed this summer.
In connection with the establishment of a rival steamship company to the Richelieu it is reported in Montreal that the new company has purchased the Carmona and the Garden City, in addition to the Angler.
The steamer Bon Voyage has been purchased by Nelson Skinner, an engineer on the R.W. & O. railroad, and William E. Dakota, a conductor on the northern division of the same road, for $38,500. She will run between Charlotte and the Thousand Islands. The bow of the Bon Voyage will be loaded down about three feet thus making the craft ride on a more even keel.
Secured Appointments - Capts. Dunlop, Craig, Batton and Ada have received the same appointments as they held last year, on the steamers Algerian, Passport, Columbia and Corsican, respectively. Contracts have been made with Archibald McCullum for milk; Louis Hansen for fish and Mr. Nicholson for meat.
p.3 Council Meeting - communication from Breck & Booth objecting to pay $150 per annum for rent of water works dock and offering to pay $75 per year. Referred to the water works committee.