It is expected that the steamyacht Ramona, of the White Squadron, will be in commission for Sunday's rambles among the Thousand Islands. The Ramona is in the Gore street slip, receiving the finishing touches after being remodelled and made the finest passenger yacht that the Thousand Islands has ever had. She is four feet wider than before, and will draw three inches less water, so that in all respects she has her rival yachts beaten to a standstill. And the Ramona has the speed, too. This summer she will be entitled to carry 250 passengers, or eighty more than in previous years. The Ramona will certainly be the popular yacht among the Thousand Islands this summer.
Welding Done Today.
The steamer Haddington, whose broken shoe is being welded by the thermit process, will not be out of the government dry dock till tomorrow evening. The preparations for the welding required a day's time, as everything had to be most carefully done. The heating was started today. The Haddington is the third vessel in Canada to have a broken shoe repaired by the thermit process. This process is an American one, and is not generally used in British shipyards.
The steamer Hinckley has entered Davis' dry dock.
The schooner Pilot is in port, and is being given a fine coat of paint.
The schooner Maize arrived from Charlotte with coal for the penitentiary.
The new rudder and shoe for the S.S. Haddington was made by the Toronto Shipyards Company, not the Polson company, as stated yesterday.