H.W. Visgar, Alexandria Bay, is building a steam yacht 76 feet long, with an 11 foot beam.
W. Crossley, Brockville, second engineer on the str. Bannockburn, has arrived from Brockville to help get the boat in shape.
The steamer J.H. Prentice and consort Middlesex have been chartered, in Chicago, for wheat to Kingston at four cents free of canal tolls.
Capt. James Savage will command the schr. Annie Minnes, Richard Edmunds the Speedwell, and Thomas Fox the F.H. Burton. Matt Hourigan goes in the Oliver Mitchell, John Annal the Mist, Capt. James the West side, John McDowell the Downing, Capt. Ripson the Ishpeming, John Carr the Houghton, William Andrews the D.G. Fort, John McDermott the America; James Brackin the J.R. Noyes, T. Donovan the J.E. Hall, William Griffin the Monteagle, and Dan Hourigan the Hecla.
The Thousand Island steamboat company and Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have made arrangements to land at the Crossman house dock and Thousand Island house docks, thus enabling passengers to step off the steamer on the hotel grounds. This will, undoubtedly, be a very agreeable change. It is understood that a neat and roomy waiting room, with a covered balcony, will be erected for the convenience of passengers waiting for their steamers where they can rest comfortably and view the surrounding scenery and life down the river. The steamers of the Thousand Island steamboat company will land at both hotel docks on each trip, and all hotels will be treated alike.