p.3 Canal Tolls - Dominion Board of Trade gives stats on need of shipping interests for gov't support (details).
The str. Alexandra will make her first trip to Belleville on the 19th.
The schr. Grantham left here yesterday for Oswego with a load of barley.
The schooners British Queen and Mary Foster left Belleville for Charlotte yesterday afternoon.
The 1st arrival from a distant port was the schr. Iona which arrived from Toronto, light, yesterday afternoon.
The str. Hastings will make 3 trips per week between Belleville and Kingston until June 1st, after which she will run daily trips.
By Capt. Allen's survey the repairs to the schr. Edward Blake, at Mill Point, will cost $3,200. Other repairs will be necessary, which the survey will not cover.
Yesterday a seizure of the cargo of ice in the schr. Norris was made by Mr. A.H. Manhard, of Brockville, who had a claim of $47.50 as a balance for loading her. Mr. S. Hopkins, of St. Catharines, the owner, settled the bill this morning. The cargo was loaded at Brockville.
Capt. John Donnelly, with the steamer Hiram A. Calvin and wrecking apparatus, went to the foot of Wolfe Island yesterday morning and succeeded in getting off the schr. Pilot, which was driven ashore there last Fall. The Pilot did not sustain much damage, and was towed here for repairs.
Hay Export - Some time ago it was intimidated that parties on Wolfe Island were packing hay for exportation. Now we are informed that a load of this pressed fodder will be shipped to Toronto, Capt. Eccles' vessel having been chartered for that purpose. The freight is $1.50 per ton.