Work on the Portsmouth pier is being rushed ahead so as to be completed before the ice breaks up.
The dredge Queen, lying at Crawford's wharf, is being repaired for the work of the coming season. Marine men are fervently hoping that the two dredges will be allowed to remain here till next winter.
Capt. John Oliver erected a new spar on the schooner Eliza White yesterday.
The schooners Burton and Fleetwing have been overhauled and painted.
Work on vessels at the M.T. shipyard at Portsmouth is nearly completed.
Incidents of the Day - George Hall, Ogdensburg, was in the city yesterday, looking over the M. F. company's barges in which he is interested.
Snow Cloud The Winner - The final ice yacht race for the Calvin-Macnee trophy took place this morning, resulting in the Snow Cloud, owned by B.S. Folger, winning the race and the series, entitling the owner to a shield on the trophy. The Kestrel, Dr. Black, finished second and Vivid, John Gaskin jr., third. The Jack Frost was making a splendid showing but broke down. Capt. F. Strange sailed the Kestrel. The time was 30:30.
THOSE IN COMMAND.
Captains and Engineers of the M.T. Company's Big Fleet.
The Montreal transportation company has appointed commanders and engineers for its fleet of boats for the current season. These are:
Tugs - Active, captain not named, engineer, J. Hamilton.
Bronson, Capt. Joseph Murray, engineer R. Hepburn.
Glide, Capt. Thomas Murphy, engineer M. Rankin.
Jessie Hall, Capt. Thomas Martin, engineer George Tuttle.
Thomson, Capt. James Murray, engineer George Henderson. All of Kingston
Lake Steamers - Glengarry, Capt. Gordon Kean, Mulvern, engineer Charles Napper, Kingston.
Bannockburn, Capt. Alexander Milligan, St. Catherines, engineer Richard Taylor, Kingston.
Rosemount, Capt. J.W. Mawdesley, Thorold, engineer John Evans, Kingston.
Lake Vessels - Minnedosa, Capt. R.C. Irwin.
Selkirk, Capt. H. Colvin.
Winnipeg, Capt. James Kirkwood.
Melrose, Capt. James Fleming.
Dunmore, Capt. John Phillips, all of Kingston.
River Barges - Alberta, Capt. Frank Poirer.
Acadia, Capt. Louis Renoit.
Bella, Capt. Peter Lalonde, Valleyfield.
Brighton, Capt. Mallett, Cornwall.
Chicago, Capt. A Charlebois, sr., Pointe Claire.
Colborne, Capt. E.R. Roy, Kingston.
Cornwall, Capt. H. Boyer, Valleyfield.
Cobourg, Capt. Frank Lafrance, Cascades Point.
Detroit, Capt. Truffle Davust, Valleyfield.
Dorchester, Joseph Page, Kingston.
Eagle, Capt. A. Charlebois, jr., Pointe Claire.
Hector, Capt. Theo Leduc, Kingston.
Iowa, Capt. Joseph Davust, Valleyfield.
Jennie, Capt. A. Somersail, Cedars.
John Gaskin, Capt. Israel Davust, Montreal.
Kildonan, Capt. Maxime Lafevre.
Kingston, Capt. Alexander Hebert.
Montreal, Capt. A. Delisle, sr.
Maggie, Capt. A. Monnette.
Nebraska, Capt. Celestia Leboeuf.
Senator, Capt. Moise Leduc.
Star, Capt. Earnest Secott.
Toronto, Capt. Bissonette.
Wheatbin, Capt. Albert Major, all of Valleyfield.
Regina, Capt. Alfred Lalonde, Cedars.
Captains have not yet been appointed for the barges Toledo, McCarthy, Lancaster, Corncrib, Glengarry and Cleveland.
p.8 R. Crawford Secured It - At the M.T. company wharf at noon today, there was sold at auction 440 tons of anthracite coal, the cargo of the barge Hector wrecked near Wellington in October, 1898. The coal was purchased by R. Crawford.