p.2 The Lower Bay - The large fleet of barges and schooners which wintered below the Cataraqui Bridge have partly disappeared from that locality, to take their places in the commerce of the river and the lake; those which remain are being caulked and pumped out, and otherwise prepared for immediate service. The recent north wind has completely cleared this part of the river, and scarcely a particle of ice is seen as far down as Kingston Mills. On all sides hereabouts the ice has left us much earlier than usual this spring.
To Gananoque - The steamer Gazelle will make her first trip to Gananoque tomorrow.
The New Drawbridge - The new drawbridge at the Cataraqui bridge is completed, and is found to be a decided improvement on the old one which it has replaced; it works easily, is as strong a piece of workmanship as it was possible to make it, and the beams being thoroughly painted, it is more impervious to the action of the weather. With ordinary wear and tear it should last a number of years.
Departures - The sailing vessels are leaving this port very rapidly. On Friday the schooners Antelope, Governor, and Queen of the Bay, cleared at the Custom House for Toronto, the American for Hamilton, and the Wasp for Bath, and on Saturday the clearances were, the schooner L.E. Calvin for Bear Creek, schooner Minerva Cook, and Brig Liverpool for Hamilton, and the schooner D. McInnis for Owen Sound. Others are making preparations for a speedy departure.
Towing - A large raft of lumber passed by the city on Saturday afternoon; it was being towed by the Gazelle, from the Railroad station to Garden Island.
Cargoes for Chicago - Capt. Gaskin's two barques, the British Lion and the Robert Gaskin, passed up by the American Channel on Friday from their winter quarters, bound for Chicago - one with a cargo of potatoes, and the other loaded with cordwood.
Steamer Ottawa - The steamer Ottawa, of Jacques and Tracey's line, was launched from the Marine Railway on Friday afternoon, where she had been undergoing extensive repairs. She will be ready to leave as indeed will most of the propellers of the various lines, in a very few days.
Imports - 9th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)
ad - Kingston and Gananoque Route - steamer Gazelle, C. Hinckley, jr., Master, with schedule.