The town of Wilson, Lake Ontario, wants a lighthouse.
The prop. Sachem will carry corn from Chicago to Kingston on through rates.
Arrivals: schooners Drummond, Cleveland, coal; Oliver Mowat, Sandusky, soft coal.
The str. Pilgrim will make her first trip June 3rd on the route from Charlotte to Kingston and Ogdensburg. She will make 3 trips a week each way. Capt. James B. Eston will command her and John Howard will be engineer.
El. E. Ayer, the owner of the reconstructed schooner Higgie, has petitioned the treasury dep't for permission to change the name of the schr. to George Stargiss. She is 18 years old and has had $13,000 expended on her.
While entering lock 7 of the new canal, St. Catharines, the prop. Dominion ran into the stone abutment and smashed a large hole in her bow. The water was let out of the level in order that temporary repairs might be made to the vessel.