The schr. Annie Falconer will receive many repairs before navigation opens.
The schr. F.F. Cole is being painted. The vessel is in good shape this spring.
The schr. T.L. Parker has been chartered to carry 65,000 bushels of grain to Kingston from Chicago.
The schr. Delaware is chartered for a load of coal for Napanee. Capt. Montgomery, a part owner, has charge of the vessel.
Capt. Taylor, inspector of hulls, has nearly completed his work for this season. He has been three months inspecting vessels.
The schr. B.W. Folger is being painted. Capt. Bates will sail his vessel with J. O'Rourke as mate. The latter was with him last year.
Davis & Sons' contract, in connection with the building of the str. James Swift, will be finished this week. The inside work will be let later.
It was reported today, that the steamer Varuna was sold to the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company. She is part of the Porte estate.
Capt. Quinn, of the schr. White Oak, is getting everything in readiness for the breaking up of the ice. His vessel has been chartered for eleven trips to carry coal from Charlotte to Toronto.
The str. Princess Louise, laying at Collins Bay, is being scrubbed and cleaned up. The break in the vessel, caused by the collision last spring, is being repaired. Mr. Folger and a gang of workmen will live on the boat until navigation opens.
Capt. Noonan intends running the str. Rideau Belle between Perth and Kingston this summer. The Belle will leave Kingston every Monday and Thursday. New engines have been put in the steamer and her old ones transferred to Capt. Noonan's new str. James Swift. As the str. John Haggart has been taken off the Perth route, Capt. Noonan now has a monopoly of the Rideau. He says he expects the passenger trade will increase next season as the new steamers will make connections.