p.1 The Lake Carriers - Detroit, March 4th - The Lake Carriers' Association, which includes all the prominent representatives of the carrying trades on the lakes, held its third annual meeting in the city yesterday. S.D. Caldwell of Buffalo was re-elected President.
The secretary announced that a bill had been introduced in the Canadian Parliament by Mr. Kirkpatrick to abolish the discrimination against American wrecking vessels in the assisting of Canadian of Canadian vessels in distress. A resolution by Capt. Henry was adopted, requesting the Secretary of State to open negotiations with the Canadian Government towards the abrogation of the law.
The question of closing the Chicago bridges in the daytime was referred to a committee.
It was agreed to leave the selection of the next place of meeting until the end of the year.
Mr. Bajus' new boat Kathleen will not be ready for service until July.
A Cape Vincent man has made a wager that navigation will be open between Cape Vincent and Oswego before March 20th.
The steamer Ontario, at Clayton, is undergoing extensive repairs. She will have a new wheel and a new shaft, which, together with other improvements, will place her in first class condition.
Work on the new steamboat for the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route is being rapidly pushed at Clayton. She is already in frame and the planking began this week.