RUSHING WORK ON KINGSTON.
Work on the Richelieu and Ontario steamer Kingston, at Bertram's shipyards, is progressing rapidly. The engines and boilers have been installed and the upper works are in place. The paddle wheels are now being placed in position, and the interior decoration, which is to excel in beauty that of the Toronto, is being proceeded with. The work of erecting the upper works was extremely interesting. The double decks were built in two sections, the pilot-house in a third, and all were carried the length of the yard by the big travelling cranes and deposited in place. The contract calls for the Kingston to make her trial trip on June 1st. She will be easily ready by that date.
Capt. Wheatley, Port Hope, has arrived to fit out the schooner S.H. Dunn, which he will command during the coming season.
Capt. DeWitt, formerly of the schooner Kate, has gone to Gananoque to get the schooner D. Freeman ready for the opening of navigation.
Capt. Hart, Picton, has purchased the schooner Burton, lying at this port, and is now engaged in fitting her out.
p.5 Completing the Barge - There are 60 men working at the new barge for the Calvin company, a large number being from Quebec. The barge will be ready for the second trip of the season by the company's steamers.
p.6 Incidents of the Day - E. Charles, while working at the steamer New York, yesterday, broke through the ice, and had his first lake bath of the season.