p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Robert McDonald, which arrived from Collins Bay, a few days ago, has been placed in winter quarters.
The steamer Rosedale will stay in Kingston for the winter and not go to Hamilton, as was reported yesterday. Capt. Grant received word last night to get the vessel in winter quarters here as soon as she was unloaded of her cargo.
Will Challenge - Commodore George W. Reeve, of the Crescent Yacht Club, has received from Commodore Strange, of the Kingston Yacht Club, a letter which states that the Kingston club will challenge for the George Cup next summer and that the letter shall be taken as notice that a formal challenge for the cup will follow... Kathleen likely to be challenger.
p.3 Pioneer of Great Lakes - Detroit, Dec. 17th - A Detroit despatch says that Capt. William Mitchell, one of the pioneers of the great lakes, is dead at Bay City. He and Capt. Boutelle for years towed huge rafts of Canadian saw logs to the Saguenay Valley saw mills, and were the owners of a score of tugs employed in this business, when the Canadian government put a stop to it all by prohibiting the further exportation of logs.