p.2 A Suit For Wages - Donald Manson has begun suit against the owners of the schooner Edward Blake for wages. The schooner is now tied up at Toronto. It is intended to open the case here, but this will be opposed on the ground that the suit was begun at Toronto in the admiralty court.
The Work Progressing - Yesterday afternoon the men employed on the improvements being made to the Rideau canal locks at Kingston Mills were paid off and discharged. All winter they were engaged in blasting out rock from the "basket" and this work having been completed there was no further employment for their services. Today a dredge was put to work in the basket to remove the loose stone and collection of mud. The improvements will be completed at an early date.
March 26, 1897
Capt. M. Shaw, of the schooner Fleetwing, arrived in town yesterday from Brighton and will at once commence the work of putting his vessel in shape for the coming season of navigation.
Capt. John Cornwall will have command of the barge Danforth next season.
p.6 May Command The Passport - If Capt. Craig, of the ferry steamer Paul Smith, can secure the services of a competent captain for the ferry vessel during the coming season of navigation he will himself accept his old position as captain of the R. & O. steamer Passport. If he does not succeed in getting an officer for the Paul Smith he will command her himself during the season.
March 27, 1897
An Early Attempt.
Today the hull and machinery of the steamer Pierrepont underwent examination by the government inspectors. The "old reliable" was found in as good condition as when she was first launched. During the winter she has been overhauled from stem to stern. She has been painted throughout and in many ways improved.
On Monday, if severe frost does not interfere, the Pierrepont will attempt to break her way through the ice to the islands. If successful in this she will attempt a trip to Cape Vincent on the following day. Not for a number of years has the Pierrepont attempted to make this trip at so early a date. Last year she made her first trip to the islands on April 13th. On the 15th she went to Cape Vincent, taking over and returning with heavy cargoes of freight. Heavy cargoes await her this year also, at both ends of her trip. Part of the American channel is open, and it is thought she will not have much trouble in getting through.