The schr. H. Dudley is loading lumber for Oswego.
The schr. Pilot is discharging lumber from Deseronto.
The schr. Eliza Fisher is loading ice at Button Bay for Chicago.
The schrs. Mary and O.S. Storrs are loading ice at Wolfe Island for Charlotte.
Arrivals: Schr. Hanlan, Oswego, 180 tons coal; sloop Laura, Cape Vincent, light.
A steam yacht made its appearance in the harbour this morning. This is the first of the season.
The new barge Minnedosa is on the way from Toledo to Kingston with 60,000 bushels of wheat.
The str. Pilgrim which is to make the Charlotte Ogdensburg run will leave Sougatuck on May 17 for Charlotte.
Robinson Bros. have received the contract to paint the small boats wintering here. Work will commence this morning.
The Montreal Transportation Co. will build another large vessel similar to the Minnedosa in this city. It will likely be a steambarge.
The schr. Wave Crest has cleared with ice for Charlotte. Steambarge Nile, grain, to Deseronto, and schr. Wood Duck, lumber to Gananoque.
The str. Eleanor, with 3 barges laden with lumber for Oswego left Ottawa on Monday. A mile above Black Rapids she broke her crank and had to lie up.
Nothing has been reported lately about the Fife cutter which is being built in N.Y. for Alien Ames, Oswego. It is hoped she will be on the lake early in the season.
The str. C.C. Ryan is finished. She was rebuilt by Thomas Ryan of Buffalo out of the Canadian str. Lake Ontario which burned and sunk off Charlotte in 1888.
She will tow the barge Journeyman and another in the lumber trade.
The following boats on their way here passed Port Colborne yesterday: D.J. Foley and consort from Chicago with corn; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, corn. The props. Alma Munro and Celtic also passed on their way to Montreal.
The schr. George Finney discharged a cargo at Oswego last week and it was found to be short 340 bushels. The loss was serious to the schooner. Everyone will be glad to learn that 340 bushels of the grain has been discovered at the elevator in Toledo.
The Richelieu & Ontario steamers will not be affected by the amendment to the liquor law which states that liquor shall not be sold on a boat plying between two Ontario ports as they can obtain a license in Montreal and close up when they touch an Ontario port.