p.1 Will Build Steamers - R. & O. negotiating for a couple of boats to ply between Toronto and Prescott.
Off Buying Grain - J. Drummond of Richardson & Sons bought 14,000 bushels of peas and oats at Pelee Island; to be brought to Kingston on str. Worts.
General Paragraphs - Capt. Boyd went up on the prop. Bannockburn the last trip on account of Capt. McMaugh not being very well. Mate Black stood his own watch the same as he has always done. The mate is one of the best men on the lakes.
p.3 Emerald, Dec. 4th - The Hero had a heavy load of freight on her last trip on Saturday.....The Queen of the Lakes and the Amelia were here for grain last week...
All the big boats are now laid up and things are very slack about the docks.
The buoys in the harbor have been taken up by the government contractor, E. Booth.
The steambarge Erin and barge passed up yesterday afternoon, after coaling at Swift & Co.'s dock. The Erin unloaded coal at Ogdensburg. She will lay up at St. Catharines.
The schr. Fleetwing has been stripped of her canvas and will lay at Swift's dock all winter. This spring the Fleetwing did not start out until June and on this account will have a small season's profit.