The tug Thistle will go into the fishing business again this season.
The str. John Haggart will run this season between Union Park and Brockville.
W.B. Carruthers sold his sailing yacht Hebe to Dr. J. Reid, M.P., and Mr. Rogers, Cardinal.
The schr. Fabiola purchased by Ira Folger will be one of the consorts of the steambarge King Ben.
The Folger Co. has purchased the schr. Fabiola. The schooner was bought very cheap. She is yet a good vessel, however.
On Monday night, during an ice jam, Mr. Foley's ferry scow at Howe Island was broken by ice. She has been hauled out for repairs.
Business men desire the Rideau canal steamers to run early this spring. There is a great deal of goods ready to be shipped to points on the Rideau canal.
The str. Lorelei will commence her regular trips between Gananoque and Clayton on Wednesday. She has been improved so that she will carry 200 passengers.
Mr. Buck, who will have his headquarters at Belleville, will raft some 60,000 feet. The Collins Bay Rafting Co. will do a lot of rafting there, and also the Calvin Co.
The vessels moored here for the winter will be commanded as follows this season: Schr. S.H. Dunn, Capt. James Dix; schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders; schr. Grantham, Capt. Stevens; schr. Maggie L., Capt. LaRoche; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Capt. N. Allen; schr. Pilot, Capt. Smith; schr. Acacia, Capt. Bongard; schr. Fleetwing, Capt. Shaw; schr. Annie Falconer, Capt. Cornwall.
Lake vessels: Schr. Minnedosa, Capt. Irvine; schr. Winnipeg, Capt. Patterson; schr. Dinsmore, Capt. Phillips; schr. Selkirk, Capt. James Fleming.
Garden Island, lake barges: Schr. Ceylon, Capt. F. Rogie; Augustus, Capt. Ache; Valentia, Capt. J. Ferguson; Norway, Capt. J. Crosby; steambarges: Jack, Capt. Simmons; D.D. Calvin, Capt. Malone; Armenia, Capt. G. O'Brien; Traveller, Capt. Cosette; H.A. Calvin, Capt. Martin; Chieftain, Capt. LaFevre; Wm. Johnston, Capt. Felix; Reginald, Capt. J. Sullivan.
M.T. Co.: Strs. Bannockburn, Capt. A. McMaugh; Glengarry, Capt. Maudsley.
Thousand Island & St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co.: Strs. Empire State, Capt. A. Miller; St. Lawrence, Capt. C. Rees; Islander, Capt. A. Kendall; Jessie Bain, Capt. C. Kendall; America, Capt. John Carnegie; Pierrepont, Capt. I. Allen; Princess Louise, Capt. R. Carnegie; J.F. Maynard, no appointment.
Bay of Quinte: North King, Capt. Jerrell; Hero, Capt. Bloomfield.
R.O.N. Co. at Kingston: Spartan, Capt. Sewell; Columbian, Capt. Murray.
Rideau Canal: James Swift, Capt. Noonan.
Gananoque and Clayton: Lorelei, Capt. Joseph Dix.
p.7 A Launch At Owen Sound - April 20th - The new steamer designed and built by Capt. John Simpson, the veteran shipbuilder of this place, for the North Shore Navigation Co., was launched a few minutes after ten o'clock this morning. As she slid down the ways the little daughter of M. Kennedy, mayor, broke the traditional bottle of wine and christened her the "City of Toronto." The steamer is a fine side-wheeler, 162 feet long and fifty-five feet beam over guards. She is fitted with all modern improvements and is intended for the Parry Sound route. She will be commanded by Capt. A. Cameron. D. McQuade will be chief engineer. All the officials and a large crowd of friends witnessed the launch.