p.3 Marine Notes - The S.S. Campana, owned by Smith & Keeley, of Toronto, has been sold to Montreal parties who will put her in service between Montreal and Pictou, N.S., during the coming season.
The ice in the bay, between Deseronto and Picton, is very weak and cannot last much longer. The Moira river is now open and the strong current which flows into the bay will soon break up the ice.
Navigation Officers - The directors of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. have appointed the following officers to command their steamers for the coming season: Capt. T.J. Craig, Passport; Capt. H. Esford, Corsican; Capt. H. Grange, Spartan; Capt. A. Dunlop, Algerian; and Capt. Baker will have charge of the Hamilton, better known as the Magnet. The pursers will be Messrs. Dubois, Ford, Boyle, and Perley. [Toronto Mail]
p.4 The Editor At Home - The Kingston ice boat regatta ended in the Pastime, of Cape Vincent, winning on Wednesday and Thursday and securing the cup. After the first three days the ice was too soft and the wind too light for the Kingston boats.
FERRIES ON LAKE ONTARIO.
Buffalo, March 27th - As a result of a favorable report by the board of railroad commissioners, engineers have begun staking out the line for a new railroad between Batavia and Oak Orchard harbor on Lake Ontario. Confident with the beginning of work on this railroad, the American and Canadian Navigation Company has been incorporated at Trenton, N.J., for the purpose of operating two freight and passenger ferries between Oak Orchard harbor and Port Hope and Cobourg. The navigation company will at once begin the construction of two steam ferries, each 255 feet in length, with 45 feet beam, 10 1/2 feet draught. Each will carry 26 loaded cars and will be equipped with ice breakers, so that they can run all the year round. It is said that the company has made large contracts for carrying coal to Canada. The cars will be put aboard the ferries right from the track of the new railroad. The Canadian Pacific railroad has built from Peterboro' to Cobourg, where connections will be made.