The tug Thomson was launched yesterday afternoon off the M.T. company marine railway. Her hull was pretty well rebuilt.
The steamer Petrel, which sank close to the ferry wharf, was pumped out last night, and is again afloat. The damage was very slight.
The first sailing craft to leave Cape Vincent was the schooner Monitor, which sailed from that port Tuesday for river points to load hay.
The steamer Ellen, Captain John Carnegie, made her first trip from Rockport to Brockville on Tuesday. She had a goodly number of passengers.
Captain Sam Anderson, late of the steamer Armstrong, has accepted a position as first mate on the steamer John Rugee, of the George Hall company's fleet.
Davis & Sons, boat builders, have received a contract to build a fine pleasure steamyacht for Mr. Curtis, of Buffalo. The yacht will be ready by the opening of the summer holidays.
The steamer Pierrepont started out for the islands at eight o'clock this morning, but was unable to get across the harbor. During the night the wind had driven the ice down and inshore, almost blocking the harbor. The Pierrepont took her Cape Vincent passengers and freight at nine o'clock, and started again. She took a course almost for Garden Island, but met with much difficulty. However, after an hour, she found fairly clear water near the Wolfe Island shore, and passed down the river at fair speed.