p.1 Personal Mention - Francis Somerville was engineer on the steamer Alexandria for twelve years previous to last season, when he was in charge of the steamer Empress of India.
The Petrel, sent down to maintain a winter service between Capes Tormentine and Traverse, was idle for a fortnight on account of her propeller being broken. She has been repaired and resumes her trips.
Sports - three items about Cape Vincent ice yachts.
p.4 An Elevator Burned - Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 20th - Lake Shore elevator A.; loss $275,000.
Feb. 22, 1897
p.1 Purchased The Wreck - The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, of this city, purchased today the wreck and salvage (including all the equipments and outfittings saved) of the propeller Acadia, wrecked on the north shore of Lake Superior in September last.
p.2 General Paragraphs - The Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte steamboat company held its annual meeting this afternoon. James Swift was re-elected president and all of last year's directors were re-elected.
The work of fitting up the M.T. company's steamer Bannockburn for the work of the coming season was commenced today by chief engineer R. Taylor. Mr. Taylor expects his assistant, J. Reaburn, of Deseronto, here tomorrow to assist with the work.
Feb. 23, 1897
p.1 The Elevator Site - letter to editor from "Well Wisher" - concludes the best spot is at the water works, which has unused docks. (1/2 column)
A Desirable Site - Ald. Walkem thinks the best site is that occupied by Craig & Co., the old Gunn property.
Feb. 24, 1897
p.1 Still More Evidence - architect who designed the Prescott elevator was in town; thinks Kingston has everything to gain from building one.