Capt. S.P. Earle is fitting out the steamer Ida.
It is said that the Welland Canal will open on April 18th inst.
W. Allen has been appointed mate of the schr. Prussia, and James Fleming mate of the schr. Glenora.
F.F. Cole has returned from Renfrew after purchasing a large quantity of peas.
The schr. B.W. Folger was the first vessel to bend sail. Tomorrow she will load barley at Richardson's for Oswego.
A new foremast was placed in the schr. A. Falconer at Portsmouth. She has also received new cabins. She goes into service on May 1st.
Yesterday and today the steamer Pierrepont discharged large quantities of merchandise on Swift's dock for Robertson & Son.
Capt. James Loftus, J. Grimason, F. Crosby, J. Quartz and W. Forbes, went to Toledo to join the schr. W.R. Taylor loading timber for Garden Island.
The str. Norseman will start her regular trips on April 23rd, with Capt. Andrew Dunlop, late of the Spartan, in charge. Steward Stevenson will occupy his old position.
Capt. Hagan has arrived from St. Catharines and will fit out the schr. Huron at once. She has been chartered to carry coal from Oswego to Toronto at 30 cents.
The str. McArthur, Capt. McDonald, has been extensively repaired during the winter. Her hull has been repainted white with green trimmings. Her cabins have been renovated, enlarged and fitted out in first class style. The cabins have been sheeted with ash, and supplied with new berths and baths. The captain's room on the hurricane deck is really elegant. A new wheel of oak and walnut, brass-mounted, has been put in the wheel house. It was made by Mr. Lalonde. A rare thing to see in a tug is the patent compass stand and spirit compass in front of the wheel house. The tug also carries a galvanized cable chain.