p.2 First Steamer For Toronto - The Steamer Empress, Captain Chrysler, left this port with flying colors for Toronto and intermediate ports on Saturday evening at six o'clock, being the first steamer upwards this season.
-The propeller America from St. Catherines on Saturday morning, landed 3,000 barrels of flour on Anderson and Ford's wharf (late Kinghorn's) in transitu to Montreal. The new wharf (not yet quite completed) is being early put to legitimate use.
-The steamer Champion was on Saturday towed back to her dock, foot of Princess street, by the Gazelle. In consequence of the steamers which lay on them all winter, undergoing repairs, having injured the ways of the Marine Railway, the Champion will have to go into the dry dock at Montreal for repairs. It has been found impracticable to launch the propeller George Moffatt, now on the Marine Railway, for a similar reason.
-The barque Arabia, belonging to Messrs. Glassford and Jones, and which arrived here on Friday last with a cargo of 18,000 bushels of wheat (the first arrival of the season), struck when coming out of Port Hope harbor, causing her to leak badly. She is to be sent to Portsmouth for repairs, in consequence of the temporary injury to the Marine Railway. In unloading the Arabia here, it was discovered that about 1,000 bushels of her cargo were damaged.
The Bay of Quinte - The Bay of Quinte is still blocked up with ice, impeding navigation. Big Bay, a few miles from Belleville, was completely blocked up on Saturday, Captain Carroll having received a telegram to that effect. It is not true, as stated by a city newspaper, that the Steamer Pierrepont reached Mill Point on Thursday, but she took a load of cattle aboard at German's wharf - a very different locality.
Imports - 15th - Sloop Lookout, Rochester - M. Robb, 88 bbls apples, 2 bbls, 1 sack d apples.
Schr Mary Patterson, Charlotte - G. Brock, 31 bbls apples; J. Chambers, 8 bbls apples; H. Howard, 2 bags g seed, 36 bbls apples.
Schr W. Doran, Pultneyville - E.H. Todd, 3 bbls d apples, 131 lbs cheese, 2 bus onions, 2 bbls cider, 1 bbl vinegar, 160 bbls green apples.
Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)
16th - Schr John Potter, Hamilton, 8000 pipe staves and 7000 W. I. staves.
Sch Defiance - 6,400 bus wheat.
Sch Marco Polo, Hamilton - 13,000 pipe staves.
Brig Gem, Hamilton - 7,000 pipe staves and 25,000 W.I. staves.
Sch Anna Craig, Cramahe - 53,000 W.I. staves.
Sch City of Toronto, Toronto - 24,000 pipe staves.
Sch Princess Alexandra, Toronto - 14,504 bus wheat.
Sch Helen, Port Dalhousie - 7,754 bus wheat.
Sch Caroline Marsh, Port Hope, 13,650 bus wheat.
Barque Arabian (sic - Arabia ?) - 18,000 bus wheat.
Clearances - 16th - Sch John Potter, Hamilton.
Sch Catherine, Toronto - 80 cords firewood.
Sch Anna Craig, Hamilton.
Prop Indian, Gananoque.
Sch Defiance, Port Hope.
Barque Arabian, Owen Sound.
Sch Princess Alexandra, Southampton.
Prop Colonist, Gananoque.
Sloop Cora, Clayton.
Prop America, St. Catherines.