The prop. Niagara cleared yesterday for Toronto.
The Rideau Canal will be opened on the 22nd week.
T. McAuley is overhauling his steam yacht Syndicate.
The steamer Rosedale will load grain at Chicago for Kingston.
The steam barge Erin has had new spars and a boiler placed in her.
The schrs. Annandale, Dudley and White are loading ties for Oswego.
The steamer Van Allen cleared this morning for Oswego loaded with lumber.
The steamer Pierrepont will resume her regular trips to the islands tomorrow.
The schr. J.G. Worts has been chartered to load timber at Toledo for Collinsby.
The schr. Annie Falconer is ready for service. She has received extensive repairs.
The steambarge Bruno, owned by Matthews & Co., bought by Capt. Peters, Toronto.
The Collinsby rafting company propose to handle one million feet of timber, at Belleville, this year.
The schr. Julia, Capt. Saunders, has been thoroughly repaired and painted. She is now ready for sail.
The capacity of the steamer D.D. Calvin and tow which cleared yesterday, is estimated at 175,000 bushels.
The schr. Jessie Drummond has been sold to Smith & Co., Port Hope, for $5,000. Capt. Edmunds will sail her.
Capt. Dunlop will again command the steamer Norseman. D. Cunningham is purser; J. Jarrell, mate; and A.W. Stevenson steward.
The steamer Hero had to lay up on Saturday night at Fredericksburg on account of strong ice across the bay. Next morning she was able to go into Belleville.
The steambarge Anglin, Capt. Potter, is loading ties for Cape Vincent. She will carry three loads, and on May 1st start with a load of granite for Ottawa.
The name of the Chicago & Ogdensburg transit company has been changed to the O.T. Co. The steamer Hecla and consorts Mills and Sherman have been chartered to run in the line.
The shoe of the steamer Glengarry is damaged, and today a diver supplied by Donnelly & Son examined the bottom of the boat. Another diver furnished by the same firm is repairing the wheel of the steamer Scotia, njured last fall.
Chased By An Ice Floe - Erie, Pa., April 16th - Four fish boats, attended by a tug, while setting gill nets several miles off shore, yesterday, sighted a great ice field from the lower end of the lake bearing down toward them under a fresh north-east wind. They attempted to reach Presque Isle Bay, but when within two miles of the harbour entrance, the ice cut them off. The little fleet was caught, banged about, and carried along in the drift. An excursion steamer started to the rescue, but was caught in the ice, and only freed herself after a hard struggle. Her captain then tried again, and aided by a volunteer crew, drove the steamboat on to the helpless boats and took off their crews, returning with the tug in tow. The men suffered from exposure, but no lives were lost.
p.8 A Pressing Demand - Kingston board of trade wants St. Lawrence canals to be opened soon so empty barges can reach Kingston in time for start of grain trade.