p.1 General Paragraphs - Nicholas Henderson, marine painter, is doing well in Chicago.
A lot of men are hard at work at the Portsmouth shipyard getting things in readiness for the opening of navigation.
Portsmouth Paragraphs - The first steamboat that sailed the Bay of Quinte was the Charlotte, built by Henry Gildersleeve, of Kingston, at Finkle's Point, near Bath, in 1818, and not at Collins Bay, Ont., as reported in the Whig some time since.
The steambarge Nichols, owned by Capt. Hinckley, will ply between Ottawa and Oswego this season.
William Lesslie is rafting a lot of timber at the spile docks to be in readiness to send up the lake as soon as navigation opens.
Capt. Deroche has been appointed mate of the schr. Ceylon, and Capt. Chambers has chartered the schr. Wood-duck for the season.
When navigation opens there will be a great rush of grain to this port. Reports have been received that boats are being loaded with grain for Kingston at upper lake ports.
Mr. Gildersleeve Manager.
At last the much discussed managership of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company is settled. At the meeting yesterday C.F. Gildersleeve received the appointment. He was in the manager's chair this morning and was busily engaged in looking over the affairs of the company.
"I cannot, as yet," said Mr. Gildersleeve, in answer to a question, give any outlines of the plans which will be adopted in the management of the interests of the company. It will take some time to get familiar with the details. You know that no matter how well up in steamboat matters a man may be one has, as it were, to feel his footing before going ahead, but I have no doubt that we will be able to improve and strengthen the line generally especially the Toronto route." [Montreal Witness]