p.2 The schooner Wayne cleared from Oswego for Kingston, on the 19th, with a cargo of salt. The Wayne did not succeed in reaching this port, owing to the ice, and put back in a damaged state.
Steamboat Captains Re-Appointed - The Chicago Journal learns that the popular commanders of the steamboats running between Toledo and Buffalo have all been re-appointed for the next season. That is to say, Capt. Pheatt will continue in command of the Northern Indiana, Capt. Perkins of the Southern Michigan, and Captain Wilson of the Empire State.
Trade of Port Hope, 1853 - figures on trade for 1853 - the best year yet; "the first arrival for 1854 was that of the schooner Perry, Capt. J. White, on 4th inst. with general cargo from Oswego. There are 12 vessels now in Port, besides 1 schooner hauled up for repair, and a fine large first class schooner on the stocks, which is expected to be ready for sea by the beginning or middle of April. The harbor is at present entirely free of ice, and every vessel in it could, if occasion required, be fully equipped and cleared out with full cargoes at a week's notice." [Watchman]
Jan. 26, 1854