p.1 What Is Thought At Clayton - Capt. Chester Rees expects to again command the str. St. Lawrence during the approaching season. Capt. Charlebois has the same expectations relative to the str. Islander. It is reported that Capt. Andrew Miller will be transferred from the str. Empire State to the Pierrepont or Maud, and that Capt. Allen will take his place on the Empire State. [Watertown Times]
Incidents of the Day - Capt. Malcolmson will be master of the str. Ocean this season.
R. Davis will build several yachts this season with gasoline engines in them.
The M.T. Co.'s new barge will be floated as soon as the ice leaves. The barge just being started will be out in July.
Times Are Good There - Garden Island is at present a busy place. There are over 100 men working at the repairing of the boats and in building a barge. The workmen of that place do not know what hard times are.
p.4 Probably Gildersleeve - President Michael Connolly discusses Folger and Gilderlseeve as possible applicants for manager of R. & O. [Montreal Herald]
After Many Years.
Owing to the property of the Norris estate being advertised for sale, the estate has very reluctantly been compelled to part with the services of Capt. Scott, of Kingston, and that gentleman has accepted a position as captain of the str. Campana during the coming season. Capt. Scott has been in the employ of this firm for about twenty-three years and master of the Persia for the last fifteen or sixteen years, during which time he has won a warm place in the hearts of the patrons of that popular steamer. He has always been a worthy and reliable officer, and had the estate been in a position to keep him in its employ no doubt he would have been seen for many years on the bridge of the Persia between this city and Montreal. The owners of the Campana are exceedingly fortunate in securing Capt. Scott's services. [St. Catharines Star]
Washington, Feb. 23rd- bill introduced in Congress to amend the Act of July, 1892 to enforce reciprocal trade relations; if the President feels there is any discrimination in the use of the Welland, St. Lawrence river, Chambly or Soo canals, the U.S. will stop movement of bonded goods to British possessions, apply tolls.