p.3 We are glad to learn that arrangements are in progress for the Niagara Dock Company to build another steamer for Lake Erie. It is purposed, we believe, that she shall be after the model and of the same power as that crack vessel The Admiral. Her route will be from Buffalo in connection with The Emerald and Erie and Ontario Railroad, to the several British Ports on the Lake. We have been sadly deficient in steam power on the upper Lakes, but the beginning of a different state of things has been made, and it is to be hoped that in a few years the superiority of the Americans in that respect will not be so terribly overwhelming as it is at this time. [Niagara Chronicle]
Messrs. McPherson, Crane & Co. have become sole Proprietors of the extensive Forwarding Stock of the Ottawa & Rideau Forwarding Co.
The weather continues remarkably mild for the season. The Harbour is wholly free of ice - and there is no more interruption in the navigation of the Lake and River than in the middle of summer.
The Subscribers having entered into Contract with the Board of Works for the Excavations at Farren's Point, and the Locks at the Galoppes and Point Iroquois, hereby give notice that they arre now making preparations to commence the works, and as soon as possible they will give employment to a large number of steady Labourers, to whom it will be continued for a probable period of two years.
All persons in their employment will be paid Weekly in Cash.
CRAWFORD & DENAUT.
December 20th, 1843.