p.1 A New Enterprise - A Line Of Grain Proprellers From Chicago to Prescott - Barges To Montreal - lots of detail on proposed new scheme. [Chicago Inter-Ocean quoting Prescott Messenger]
The ice is still firm in the inner harbour.
The sloop (sic) Calabria has had her name changed to Glenfinlass.
The schr. Caroline Marsh is loading peas at Port Hope for Kingston.
The schr. Belle, of Hamilton, arrived at Gananoque yesterday from Ogdensburg.
A number of vessels have bent their sails. Everything is in readiness for an early start.
The prop. Florence has been engaged to lay a cable from Morristown, N.Y. to Brockville.
The river is blocked with ice near the Sisters' Light, rendering it impassable for vessels to get to Kingston.
The schr. A.G. Ryan, which has been thoroughly repaired, will load rye at Richardson's for Oswego at private terms.
The schr. Grantham passed through lock No. 2, Welland Canal, on Saturday last. She got as far as McMahon's Island before she met any ice. She will load lumber at Hamilton for Kingston.
A Deseronto despatch says the river is free of ice from that place to Napanee. The steamer Pilgrim started on her regular trips today, and the sloop J. Maw arrived from Napanee light. The bay will be open to Trenton and Picton in a few days.
Rodgers & Brown, Buffalo, as agents for Capt. Jas. Scott, of Oswego, owner and master of the schr. F.D. Barker, have commenced a suit against Scott & Hudson, insurance agents, of Buffalo, for the recovery of about $1,100, as a portion of loss sustained by the Barker during a storm in November last.
Rewarding Bravery - A meeting will be shortly held at Consecon at which rewards will be given by the Dominion Government to the men who, last fall, imperilled their lives to save the crews of the Belle Sheridan and Garibaldi. Mr. James McCuaig, M.P., is responsible for this statement. If it be true the Government are doing an act which will be applauded by all who know of the bravery of the men.
April 15, 1881
not published - Easter