p.4 The Editor At Home - Wm. Evans, of Deseronto, has been sworn in as inspector of hulls for Deseronto district. He was born in Kingston, was clerk to Edward Berry when he was shipbuilding at Portsmouth, assisted in building the schrs. Bermuda and New Dominion at Roblin Mills, and the Picton, Benedict, and others of Picton. Of late years he has been one of the leading spirits in the mechanical department of the Rathbun company, assisting them in many boat-building operations.
p.5 District Dashes - Capt. John Flynn and J. Moore, Picton, have purchased the sloop Monitor from M. Woodcock. The Monitor had a good season last year.
Incidents of the Day - The Thousand Island Steamboat company, unable to make terms with the owners of the str. Shrewsbury, have dropped negotiations.
The new steambarge being built at Garden Island will be equipped with two patent boilers. The new barge will be one of the best on these waters.
Davis & Son are building a steamyacht, thirty-three feet long, for Rev. E.M. Bland, Hamilton. She will be put in service on Muskoka Lake. Mr. Bland is president of the Muskoka canoe association.
The new steamer America will, says W. Derry, chief engineer, be ready for service before May 10th. She will run faster than any boat owned by the St. Lawrence river steamboat company.
Semi-Weekly British Whig, Feb. 18, 1895
p.5 Handling Wet Grain - William F. Barker, Oswego, N.Y., who for thirty years past has made a business of purchasing grain in sunken vessels, is having some trouble in saving the cargo of the sunken Hartford, which went down last fall near Sandy Creek, N.Y. In an interview Mr. Barker stated that the swelling of the wheat in the hull of the Hartford, would increase its bulk one-third, and that about 8,000 bushels would be lost from the "swellage." Much of this grain is now imprisoned in the ice on the shore, and much has been gathered up by the farmers and others residing in the vicinity of the wreck. Mr. Barker is now looking after those who have taken his grain without his leave, and they must either settle or stand suit. As soon as navigation opens Mr. Barker will pump up the cargo and dispose of what has washed ashore. He values the wheat already washed out of the wreck at $2,000, and says that he can readily market the entire cargo at 25 cents a bushel.