The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain barges.
The tug Bronson arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf from Montreal with three light barges.
Swift's: steamer Haddington up from Montreal to Fort William, with package freight; steamer Regina up from Montreal to Fort William; steamer City of Ottawa down Thursday night; schooner J.B. Kitchen, from Sodus, with coal.
The new yacht Caprice, recently purchased by H.S. Folger, general manager of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company, arrived in the city on Thursday from Clayton. The Caprice is one of the handsomest yachts seen here. She is forty feet long, four feet six inches beam, and is equipped with a seventy-five horse power engine, developing a speed of twenty-four miles an hour. The yacht is finished in mahogany and has all the latest improvements and conveniences. The Caprice will be used as a pleasure yacht by Mr. Folger during the summer.
MAY BE HANDED OVER.
Rumors continue to float about regarding the passing of the government dry dock at Kingston into private hands. The trouble with the dock in the past is said to have been that there was no shipyard in connection with the plant; the entire work had to be done by outsiders, thus taking up time and leaving the vessel owner at the mercy of the various supply firms.
The story that is at present afloat is that the dock is to pass out of the hands of the government, at least for a time, and to be operated by a concern either part of or friendly to the Canadian locomotive works. This story is borne out in that the locomotive works own the property to the north and that to the east. In addition for some time past, considerable of the machine work which has to be done on the ships using the dock has to go to the locomotive works.
Court - Hepburn Bros. vs. Luke Whalen - For $193.13 for goods, and for work done by plaintiffs for defendant in and about the steamer Stranger. The defendant counter-claims for $500, damages for want of care and skill by plaintiffs in repairing the Stranger by which negligence said vessel broke in her bottom and strained her timbers and back. McIntyre & McIntyre for plaintiffs; J.L. Whiting, K.C. for defendant.
Board of Works - complaint of residents re blocking of West Street slip by vessels; "The matter may be settled in court with the lease of the waterworks' wharf."
p.7 Gananoque, June 4th - ...The coal schooner Briton, having completed unloading, cleared light for Oswego yesterday, for another cargo.