Capt. Courson, Brighton, has purchased a one-third interest in the schr. Wave Crest.
Louis Denyo, Beauharnois, will go mate on the str. St. Magnus with Capt. Patenaude this season.
Capt. N. Allan, late of the schr. D. Freeman, will have charge of the schr. Queen of the Lakes this season.
Capt. Parsons, formerly of the schr. Queen of the Lakes, has purchased the schr. Belle Hanscombe, Detroit.
Capt. James Dix stated, this morning, that there are prospects of a big timber trade from Toronto next season.
The engineers of Leslie's fleet: John Taylor, str. Orion; James Blanche, str. Petrel; W. Evans, Owen Sound.
E. Charles, who goes as second mate on the prop. Algonquin this summer, was ten years in the employ of the M.T. Co.
Capt. Smith, who will command the str. Alexandria for the coming season, has been on this route for the last thirty-five years.
Capt. Craig is adding big improvements to the schr. Hanlan. She is getting a thorough overhauling and also being planked.
Capt. Booth is looking for a vessel to carry coal from Oswego and wood from the Bay of Quinte district immediately upon the opening of navigation.
The str. Maud is being fixed up for the coming season. A gang of men are engaged now, and T. McGinnis is doing the steward's work. W. Miller, of the Pierrepont last year, will go with W. Derry as second engineer of the Maud.
A steamboat captain contends that the str. John Counter, spoken of by Capt. Dix in Saturday's Whig, was a very large boat. She ran down the rapids to Montreal and could not get back through the canal. The str. Monarch was built at Sorel about the same time. The Monarch was not the John Counter rebuilt. The Monarch's first officers were: Capt. Senkler; D. Callaghan, mate; George Fenwick, purser.
These are the captains of vessels at Lake Ontario ports:
Schooners - Albacore, Joseph Braund, St. Catharines; L.D. Bullock, R.J. Edmunds, Napanee; W.J. Suffel, John Courson, Port Burwell; Flora Emma, Thos. Fox, Picton; M.A. Lyon, George Robertson, Port Hope; Maria Annette, Robert Henning, Port Hope; Garibaldi, John Breen, Port Hope; Oliver Mowat, James Peacock, Kingston; S. & J. Collier, Joseph Phelps, jr., Picton; William Jamieson, Chas. Wakely, Whitby; Clara Youell, Walter Colwell, Port Burwell; Annie Minnes, Thomas V. Anderson, Port Hope; Two Brothers, N. McCrimmon, Kingston; F.H. Burton, William Ostrander, Port Hope; Wave Crest, W.A. Courson, Port Hope; Annie Falconer, J. Cornwall, Kingston; Flora Carveth, Wm. Wakely, Port Hope; Trade Wind, James Wilson, Port Hope; Speedwell, George Phelp, Picton; W.Y. Emery, A. Ure, Port Burwell; Sir C.T. VanStraubenzie, John Williams, St. Catharines; Emerald, John Phelp, St. Catharines; J.G. Worts, George Williamson, Toronto; St. Louis, Jno. Griffin, St. Catharines; Dundee, M. Kelly, Montreal; W.T. Greenwood, A. Beard, Cobourg; Loretta Rooney, Wm. Matthews, Kingston; Katie Eccles, James Shaw, Napanee; Keewatin, James Redfearn, Port Hope; Robert McDonald, A. Matthews, Kingston; E.H. Rutherford, Robert Snetzinger, Hamilton; Jessie Drummond, Hugh Rooney, Montreal; Eliza White, James Slamon, Port Burwell; Picton, Daniel Rooney, Port Hope; H. Dudley, E. Casey, Kingston; Baltic, Andrew Beard, Hamilton; O.S. Storrs, John Yott, Port Darlington, Queen of the Lakes, N. Allen, Kingston; Ella Murton, John Saunders, Kingston; White Oak, James Quinn, Oakville; Laura, S.C. Malcolmson, Windsor; Puritan, John Flynn, Deseronto; Delaware, Wm. Montgomery, Belleville; Kate, F.K. Dewetta, Oakville; Fabiola, P. Ostrander, Picton; Julia, James Savage, Kingston; N. Hunter, W. Wellbanks, Kingston; Annandale, Frank McMasters, Kingston; Fleet Wing, M. Shaw, Windsor; Acacia, B. Bongard, Kingston; S.H. Dunn, James Dix, Kingston; Grantham, Thos. Crawford, Kingston; Hanlan, Thos. Craig, Kingston; Singapore, Andy Thompson, Toronto.
Steambarges - D.D. Calvin, A.H. Malone, Kingston; Chieftain, John Sullivan, Kingston; Armenia, George O'Brien, Kingston; Resolute, John Gowen, Deseronto; Reliance, James Dougherty, Napanee; Van Allen, John Thompson, Port Hope.
Tow Barges - Ceylon, William Simmonds, Port Hope; Valencia, Joseph Ashie, Garden Island; Wyoming, Frank Hogie, Garden Island; Norway, James Furgueson (Ferguson ?), Garden Island.