The schr. Queen of the Lakes will be repainted.
The str. Magnet will be ready for service on April 23rd.
The str. Rideau Belle will ply between Perth and Kingston the coming season.
The repairs to the str. Columbia have been completed. Only a small sum was laid outon the steamer this year.
The schr. Julia, Capt. Horn, cleared from Glenora to Oswego where she will load 2,000 tons of coal for Kingston.
Capt. Noonan is having a new heater put in the str. James Swift in order to save fuel. The boat will save considerable fuel by the change.
The schr. Norway was required in putting the boiler in Calvin's new tug. Pulleys were arranged at the mast head and the boiler lowered into the hold in this way.
Granted Power - Toronto, March 30th - Huron & Ontario Ship Canal & Aquaduct Co. granted powers.
General Paragraphs - Breck & Booth's gang unloaded the first cargo of coal at Garden Island yesterday. The D.D. Calvin was relieved of her cargo.
C. McWilliams, engineer of the str. Corsican, and son, who goes second engineer with him, left today for Sorel to fit out the boat.
M. O'Keefe will leave this evening for Maitland. He will be a fireman on the str. Rosedale this season.
The vessel men are kicking because of an increase of duty on rope. They think it should be no higher than binder twine. Binder twine 12 1/2 per cent, rope 30 per cent.
p.2 Will Pick Up The Timber - H.M. Loud & Sons, Au Sable, Mich., owners of the timber raft which broke away from Tonawanda and went over the Niagara Falls, have appointed Capt. P. McSherry, Toronto, to charter a tug and gather the logs. Altogether there were over 3,500 logs came down the river. Of these about 2,000 are jammed in the stream just below the Suspension bridge and the remainder are strewn around the shores of Lake Ontario. There are 600 at Winona, 100 at Weller's Bay, 50 at Frenchman's Bay, and a number on the beach at Toronto Island and at other points between Toronto and Kingston. A great many are strewn at the head of the lake and at Thirty Mile point on the American side. With the smaller tug the logs will be dragged from the shores and gathered into different harbors to be re-rafted, after which the big tug Excelsior, belonging to the firm, will tow the lot to Charlotte or to Gilmour's Mills at Trenton. Some of the logs have been cut up by parties along the shores, and the firm intend to enforce the full penalty of the Canadian wrecking law against these people for the logs were all marked with the firm's brand.