The ice is nearly all gone from Toronto Bay.
Eight cents have been offered on wheat from Detroit to Kingston
Many of the vessels in this harbor are being thoroughly painted.
It is stated that a charter has been made from Milwaukee to Kingston, corn, at 10 1/2 cents.
Capt. Donnelly is endeavouring to rescue a vessel which ran ashore in the Georgian Bay last fall.
The schr. Starling, of Toronto, has been purchased by Deese Bros., of Port Burwell, for $8,000.
An Oswego firm has undertaken to raise the schooner Snow Bird where she went ashore below that port last year.
The river from Gananoque to Cedar Island is nearly free from ice. In a few more days the ice in the harbour will break and disappear.
In Burlington Bay the ice looks rotten and large cracks are beginning to show in it with water collecting along the shore.
The barque Cavalier, now at Port Hope, will go to Hamilton and load timber for Kingston as soon as the ice is out of Burlington Bay.
Another change has taken place in the proprietorship of the steamer Harris, of Brockville, Capt. Jento selling his interest to Capt. Powers.
The schr. Russia, now lying at Port Colborne, has been chartered to carry two cargoes of wheat from the north shore of Lake Erie to Kingston.
The officers of the steamer Alexandra will be the same this season as last, with the exception of Mr. Bella Johnson who succeeds Mr. Fred Roblin as purser.
Mr. Angus McIntyre, of Dutton, has chartered the Louise, of St. Catharines, to carry four cargoes of square timber from Tryconnel and Port Stanley to Kingston for $85.
Capt. Angus Stanton will command the Geneva, at Hamilton, this season. Painters have begun work on her and she will look gorgeous when she comes from their hands. She has a brand new pilot house.
Capt. S. Malcolmson, of the barque Jessie Scarth, has arrived at Kingston to take charge of his vessel. The Scarth will go into the trade between Toronto, Kingston and Ogdensburg.
Last spring the str. Armenia was the first arrival at Picton, reaching there on the 5th of April. The steamer will run between Picton and Ogdensburg, during the present season.
The str. Picton will ply this season between Port Dalhousie and Toronto. New kelsons and frames have been put in, and new bulwarks and stanchions aft, besides other improvements. The main deck saloon has been altered and enlarged. Capt. Collier will be succeeded by Capt. McCuaig.
p.3 Start Proposed - str. Pierrepont.