WILL BUILD NEW BOATS.
Arrival: schr. Kate, Trenton, barley.
The schrs. Fleetwing and Falconer will be loaded with lumber for Oswego.
The Rathbun company purchased the yacht Siesta, owned by the late M. Doran.
Clearances: schrs. Clara White and Ella Murton, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, cedar posts.
J. O'Shea stated this morning that he believed the body of the sailor McCrimmon would not rise from the bottom in nine days on account of the weight of the clothing, etc. The body would weigh at least 300 pounds as it now is. He has notified the fishermen in the vicinity of Simcoe Island that if the remains should be fished up in the nets he is to be made aware of it.
A gang of stevedores have found out that Mr. Clark, of the malt house "is not to be fooled with," as the saying is. There was considerable barley in for the firm and Mr. Clark wished the schr. Kate to be unloaded. The men refused to work yesterday afternoon, thinking the work would have to be delayed to suit their convenience. Instead, Mr. Clark got an elevator from the K. & M. forwarding company and in less than two hours the schooner had been relieved of her cargo.
N.K. Connolly, president of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, and W.F. Cloney, general passenger agent, arrived in the city yesterday and proceeded to Collins Bay today. Mr. Connolly is making arrangements for the raising of the dredge Sir Hector, sunk at the dry-dock during a recent gale. Mr. Connolly says the report is current that the company will build two new twin screw steel steamers in Scotland for lake service. They will be elegantly equipped and be suitable in every particular for passenger service.
The M.T. Co's new barge Winnipeg was launched, yesterday afternoon, with much difficulty. Men were engaged all day getting the boat in readiness, and when the ways were cut she would not slide. Tug after tug was brought into play in order to move the vessel, but it seemed as if all would be in vain. The company's four large tugs finally had lines attached to the schooner and pulled for three or four hours, when the boat glided gracefully off the timbers. The launch was a pretty one and was witnessed by hundreds of citizens. The Winnipeg is much after the pattern of the schr. Glenora but a little larger.
Great anxiety was felt here for the safety of the schr. Wave Crest in Oswego on Wednesday of last week. She had coal for Hamilton, and cleared Thursday afternoon. Capt. Adolphe Corson (Courson ?) Brighton, was in charge of the boat. On Tuesday the boat reached Hamilton. The vessel lost two of her jibs, and was obliged to run into Fair Haven. She lay there until Friday morning and started again, but was compelled to go into port at Alcott on Saturday night. On Sunday the schooner sailed again and reached port all right. The captain says that it was as big a breeze as he has encountered for some years.
p.2 Thousand Island Park, April 24th - The steamer Islander called for the first time on Wednesday looking fresh and bright in her new coat of paint. She is for the present in command of Capt. C. Rees, of Clayton. Capt. Charles Weller, of Alexandria Bay, is here at work on Holden's famous steam yacht, Lotus Seeker.