p.2 The water was let into the Lachine Canal last night, and navigation is fully opened. The steamers Maget, Huron, St. Helen and Ranger will proceed upwards in the course of the afternoon. Several vessels have come down from Lachine, amongst others the steamers Kate and Peggy, two powerful tugs, formerly of Buffalo, which are now on their way to Quebec, where they will go into the towing business between Quebec and Montreal. The Kate was formerly known as the George Jennieson, and is owned and commanded by Capt. Burns, of Diamond Harbor. The Peggy was known as the Dorr, and is owned and commanded by Capt. McNamara of the same locality. They are small handy screw tugs of great speed and comparative power, just the craft required where economy of fuel and working are essential. The engineer of the Kate is Mr. David Foran, and the engineer of the Peggy, Mr. Henry Fanning, who like the crew are all Quebecers. [Montreal Gazette, Friday]
Loss of The Schooner Gem - The schooner Gem, belonging to Mr. Doyle of this city, went ashore at "the Ducks" on Wednesday night during the snow storm which prevailed at the time. The vessel was loaded with staves. All hands were saved, and reached here on Friday afternoon, with the exception of one man who was left on one of the islands, to watch the vessel. It was intended on Saturday to send one of Mr. Calvin's tugs from Garden Island, to the schooner's assistance.
p.3 Imports - 28th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)
29th - Schr Marie, Hamilton, 38,000 pipe staves.
Sloop Challenge, Stone Mills, 300 bbls plaster.
Schr. Caledonia, Toronto, 10,300 pipe staves.
Str. Magnet, Montreal.
Str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, 60 head of cattle, 1 lot of sheep, calves and hogs, 5 bxs, 1 lot of furniture, 16 bags buckwheat, 1 bbl and keg eggs.
Str Osprey, Toronto, 6 cases goods for Kingston.
Barge Oak, Shannonville, 122,530 ft lumber.
Barge Elin Shaw, do, 122529 do.
Barge Tube, do, 122,530 do.
Barge Pier, do, 122,530 do.
Barge Mary, Brewers Mills, 41,000 ft pine lumber.
Schr John Potter, Hamilton, 4000 pipe staves, 26,000 W.I. staves.
Schr Lily, Hamilton, 7,500 pipe staves, 26,000 W.I. do.
Schr. John Rae, Hamilton, 49,750 staves.
Scow Sarah Jane, Fredby, 25 cords wood.
Sailboat Emerald, Milford, 1 bbl pork, 30 hams.
Str. Gazelle, Gananoque, passengers and baggage.
Str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, 20 head of cattle, 21 hogs, 2 lots furniture, 1 copper tank, 1 lot old copper, 1 pig, 1 keg eggs.
30th - str Pierrepont (mixed freight)
Clearances - 28th - Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - 75 pkgs merchandise, 1 cow.
29th - Schr Governor, Toronto, 130 cords wood.
Schr Almira, Toronto, 700 cords wood.
Schr Caledonia, Toronto.
Str Magnet, Hamilton, Passengers and Baggage.
30th - Str Osprey, Montreal.
Schr J.C. Patton, Hamilton.
Scow Sarah Jane, Fredericksburg.
Schr Peerless, Hamilton.
Str Gazelle, Gananoque, Passengers and Baggage.
Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville, 120 pkgs mdze.
ad - Steamer for Montreal - Royal Mail Through Line - Magnet, Capt. Fairgraves.
ad - Steamer For Toronto and Hamilton - The steamer Kingston, Capt. Thos. Howard, will leave the St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson street, for Toronto, on Tuesday afternoon.
For tickets and other information apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, foot of Johnson street. C. Hatch, Agent Kingston, April 30th, 1864