IS A PALATIAL STEAMER.
The steamer Empire State came out of the government drydock yesterday evening after undergoing repairs.
Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Maggie L., Dominion, and sloops Granger and Two Brothers from Bay ports.
The schooner Suffel, from Port Hope, this morning discharged a cargo of wheat at the elevator of the Mooers company. She afterwards entered drydock for repairs.
The new palatial steamer Kingston will be "ready for the road" by June 15th. She will be as superior to the Toronto, as that craft is to the old wooden boats of the R. & O. navigation company.
Capt. Esford will command the new steamer Kingston, and Alexander Milne will be chief engineer. Both are Kingstonians and occupy the highest positions of trust, in their line, in the gift of the R. & O. navigation company.
The steamer Northwestern sailed from Chicago Wednesday, for Europe, grain laden. Hitherto no vessel has made a successful trip from Chicago across the Atlantic. This is understood to be the pioneer steamer in a regular line to run from Chicago this season.
The steamer John Haggart has been sold by Messrs. Seeley and Moffatt, of Perth, to John Drummond, for a company at Sault Ste. Marie, who intend running her as a ferry boat between the Canadian and American sides of the strait. She is at present in the Tay canal locks.
On Monday the R. & O. navigation company's steamer Hamilton will leave Toronto for Hamilton to begin her regular trips between Hamilton and Montreal, which begin Tuesday morning. On the same day the steamer Corsican will leave Montreal for Hamilton. As soon as trade demands it, other steamers by this line will be put into commission.
p.6 Missing Buoy - Harbor master McCammon has notified Capt. Donnelly that the buoy on Myles shoal has been blown away, and that it should at once be replaced by a new one.