p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Richardsons, of Kingston, and Mr. Plunkett, of Cobourg, have purchased a small steambarge at Chicago, which will be used in the grain trade here.
TO BUY THE STEAMER.
Ogdensburg, N.Y., March 12th - It has been definitely decided that the Rochester & Ogdensburg Navigation company, of which George H. Phillips, of this city, is manager, will purchase the passenger steamer State of New York, now owned by the Toledo & Cleveland line. The terms of the sale are not given, but it is rumored that $105,000 is the purchase price.
Prominent business men of Rochester, Ogdensburg and Kingston are stockholders in the new line and negotiations are understood to be underway for another boat to work in conjunction with the New York. The new boat will be fitted out at Detroit and a Detroit crew will take her to this side of the Welland canal, where she will be turned over to the local company. It will be necessary to remove the guards to get her through the canal.
The boat is an iron vessel, built at Wyandotte in 1883. She is 203 feet long, 32 feet beam and 808 gross tons. The boat will run on regular schedule between Ogdensburg and Charlotte, beginning about June 1st.
p.5 Need More Docks - a letter to editor saying that more dock accommodation is needed, to encourage vessels to lay up here during winter; a shipyard would also help; inner harbor should be dredged. signed "Advocate Of Kingston's Progress" (over a full column)
p.6 Marine Vandalism - Private detectives have been watching a party of mischievous and malicious persons who have made a practice of destroying and stealing property on shore and in the harbor of Portsmouth. A good clue has been found which will land the ringleaders in durance vile at no distant date. The minimum penalty in case of conviction is fourteen years in penitentiary without the option of a fine. It is time that such vandalism was stopped.
Now Salt Water Navigator - Capt. T.J. Craig is to be congratulated upon his successful examination for a certificate of competency as master of a passenger steamer in the navigation of salt water. Capt. Craig served an apprenticeship under the late Captain R.C. Carter in the employ of the late C.F. Gildersleeve, and commanded his steamers Hastings and Hero, and the Passport and other steamers of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company. He has always been a popular and careful navigator, and the Whig bespeaks for him a continuance of his past success in navigating the briny deep.