The schr. Watertown will be ready for service this evening.
The schr. Ella Murton was ready last evening to make her first trip.
Fred Rail has left the wreck of the str. Armstrong. He goes to Milwaukee to take the position as mate on the schr. Merrill for the approaching season.
It was decided, yesterday, in the department of public works to deepen the channel of the Rideau Canal from the locks to the basin as well as the basin at Ottawa.
Capt. Beaupre, of the schr. Watertown, engaged a crew last evening, and they were busy today bending sail. The boat will leave port as soon as the ice clears away. She is loaded with ice. F. Beaupre will act as mate.
The schooners Delaware, Freeman and Bullock are loaded with ice and are being placed in readiness for the opening of navigation. The 2 former are destined for Sodus Point and the latter will discharge her cargo at Fair Haven.
Yesterday afternoon the ice in the harbour started to move owing, no doubt, to the severe wind. This morning the str. Pierrepont went as far as Garden Island. She made the trip without much difficulty. It was on March 26th she made her first trip last year. Last year she did not reach Cape Vincent until April 1st. She left this afternoon for Cape Vincent.
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