p.2 The Brevet - Lieutenant Willoughby, R.N., now on board the Cherokee, and Lieutenant Western, R.N., have been promoted to the rank of Commanders.
The New Iron Steamer - We are glad to learn that all the material for this vessel has arrived safely at the Harbour and Dock Company's works. Capt. Sutherland is personally superintending the building. The workmen employed are chiefly from Scotland, brought out for the express purpose, at the head of whom is Mr. James Currie, of Renfrew. They have all had considerable experience of putting iron vessels together, and mechanics of this class are as yet scarce in Canada. The engines for this vessel are in course of manufacture by our Dock Company. Every exertion will be used to have her ready for business by the 1st of next July, and from all we hear of her model and power, we anticipate that she will prove one of the finest and best steamers in North America. [Niagara Chronicle]
Last Sunday evening our harbor presented an animated spectacle - no less than 27 vessels entering it in full sail for shelter against an apprehended storm. They had come through the Welland Canal and were bound to various ports below, with heavy cargoes of wheat, flour and other produce. [ibid]
Navigation of the St. Lawrence - by foreign vessels. [Lord Stanley's Despatch Sept. 29th]
Port of Kingston - Arrived.
Dec. 11th & 12th - Schr. Seaton, Chatham, 90 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.
Schr. Chief Justice Robinson, Hamilton, 486 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 262 do., H. & S. Jones; 396 do., Quebec Forwarding Co.