p.2 A Great Grain Fleet - at Chicago awaiting opening of navigation; 37 steamers and 64 schooners loaded with grain; further facts and figures.
The schr. B.W. Folger is receiving a thorough overhauling.
The schr. Ariadne, loaded with barley by James Goodall, left Toronto Saturday for Oswego, the first of the season.
When navigation opens R.J. Eilbeck will load schrs. A. Foster and B.W. Folger with barley for Big Sodus.
Mr. H. Milligan, mate of the schr. Sylvestor Neelon, of St. Catharines, left for that place today.
Capt. Miller, of the str. Pierrepont, has great hopes that his steamer will be running to Garden Island by Monday.
Ice boats flew over the ice today, covering the distance between the city and Wolfe Island in ten minutes. They were heavily laden.
Messrs. Graham, of Port Arthur, have settled with the insurance company interested in the loss of the steamer Prussia, which was burned in the canal at St. Catharines two or three years ago. The steamer was insured for about $14,000, and a compromise was affected at $12,000.
The M.T. Co. will fit out the steamers Hall, Peru and Active this season. The following are the staffs of the steamers and schooners: schr. Gaskin, Capt. Gheoghan; mate, S Burk. Schr. J. Gaskin, Capt. J. Cochrane; no mate appointed yet. Str. Thompson, Capt. Jas. Murray; mate, T. Murphy; engineer, W. Haylett. Str. Bronson, Capt. Joseph Murray; mate, J. Doyle; engineer, G. Henderson. Str. Glide, Capt. C. Martin; mate, J. Martin; engineer, G. Haylett. Str. Argyle, Capt. J. McMaugh; mate, J. Boyd; engineer, J. Dodds.
George Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, besides the large schooner Bolivia, which they bought last fall and converted into a barge, have recently bought two immense barges in Cleveland, the Hamilton Mills and the W.A. Sherman. The Mills was built at Buffalo in ?, rated A 1, and valued at $23,000. The Sherman was also built at Buffalo in 1882, and is of the same rating, A 1, and valued at $23,000. Each boat will have a carrying capacity of 1,000 tons of coal. Both boats have already been chartered for the first trip to Ogdensburg, and will bring down 35,000 bushels of corn each. They will probably tow down behind the Haskell or some of the other large steamers of the Ogdensburg and Chicago line. The steam yacht Lotus, formerly the property of J.G. Averell, of Ogdensburg, has also been purchased by Hall & Co., which will give them a fleet as follows: Tugs - Proctor, Curlew, and Lotus. Barges - Wheeler, 700 tons; Black Diamond, 650; Buell, 430; Mohawk, 700; Onondaga, 580; Argosy, 325. The Hope will also be used in the trade between here and Ogdensburg.