p.1 Nearly Severed A Finger - Louis Herbert, while making repairs on str. Myles, at the government dry dock.
p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Pilot has been repainted and overhauled. The crew are engaged in fitting her out for the opening of navigation.
April 11, 1896
Capt. Hicks is having his vessel, the Verona (sic - Varuna ?) painted and overhauled.
A prediction is made by vessel owners of Detroit that the water in the lakes will be ten inches lower than last summer.
The three masts on the schooner Rosemount (sic - Melrose?) have been stepped. They are beauties, straight and free of blemishes.
The steamer Arctic was sold by deputy Marshall McCaffrey, at Alexandria Bay, to W.A. Webster, of South Hammond, for $2,000.
An effort is being made to have a United States revenue cutter on the St. Lawrence river to ply between Buffalo and Fort Covington.
The steamer Ella Ross will resume her night trips between Picton and Deseronto. Capt. Christie will have command, T. Farrington is mate, J. McFaul engineer and G. Butler purser.
These named will have charge of the Merchant line steamers this season: Steamers Arabian, Capt. Patenaude, engineer W. Scott; Acadia, Capt. J. Clifford, engineer J. Brown; Lake Michigan, Capt. J.S. Moore, engineer J. Belanger; Cuba, Capt. R. Chestnut, engineer D.L. Foley; Melbourne, Capt. H. Chestnut, engineer T. Milne; Ocean, Capt. J.V. Trowell, engineer A. Ramsay; Persia, Capt. I.H. Scott, engineer W. Kennedy.