The str. Maud will begin her regular trips to Cape Vincent tomorrow.
Capt. McMaugh, master of the propeller Glengarry, arrived yesterday from St. Catharines.
The schr. Fleetwing, of Wilson, N.Y., it is said, has bee sold to Capt. Matthews, of Port Colborne, for $5,000, and had been made a Canadian bottom.
The str. Ontario will make trips between Oswego and Alexandria Bay. The Saturday boat will remain at the islands over Sunday. The Ontario is being fitted with new wheels and shafts and will have enlarged state-room accommodation.
At Oswego, Capt. Malcolmson, of the schr. Laura, received a new hat for being the first vessel to load at the D.L. & W. trestle, and Capt. Conroy, of the schr. Jamieson, received one for being the first arrival of the season.
The str. Hiram A. Calvin went out yesterday to seek a passage through the ice at the entrance to the lake. For two miles a passage was secured through the floe ice, but afterwards a halt was made because further progress was cut off. Capt. A.H. Malone climbed to the mast head and with a glass swept the horizon, but, although he could view from shore to shore and above the Ducks he could not see any water. The craft at Garden Island will not now fit out until next week.
Capt. Donnelly's Bill - At the council meeting, it was said, when the cost of the canal tolls and dry-dock deputation came up for consideration, that much expense was caused by Capt. Thomas Donnelly being employed to visit various ports and secure assistance. Mr. Donnelly, in defence, says he was away seven days, that he only charged the city with his actual travelling expenses, including that of a visit to Ottawa. His bill was only $41.36.
Expenses of A Deputation - a letter to editor complaining of costs to city of deputation sent to Ottawa over dry dock and canal toll reductions.