p.2 The Harbor And The Steamers - The harbor is now completely clear of ice; vessels arriving early will not find any difficulty in reaching the wharves. The only patch of ice remaining is below the Cataraqui bridge, but after passing Bell's Island it is open water to Kingston Mills. Nothing positive can be said of the steamers leaving port, and it is not likely that any of the vessels in harbor will leave until after the middle of the month. No particulars in regard to the Royal Mail Line of Steamers can be ascertained for a week to come. Three of the steamers in port, the Banshee, Empress, and propeller Colonist, the latter of Jacques & Tracy's line, have changed hands. The Banshee, as before stated, goes round to New York, the Empress is to run between Ogdensburgh and Montreal, and the Colonist between Milwaukie and Lake Superior. The Empress changed hands yesterday, having been purchased for the Beauharnois Steamboat Company by Capt. Dewitt and Mr. Owen Lynch, the latter a merchant at Beauharnois. The Corinthian will be ready to be placed on the route between Port Hope and Rochester about the first of June; and the Bay of Quinte will be ready to resume her old route almost as soon as the bays and inlets are cleared of ice. Her repairs have been very general and extensive, and she comes off the Marine Railway almost a new vessel. M.K. Dickinson's line, plying between this city and Ottawa, via the Rideau Canal, will be the Bytown and City of Ottawa, tug Queen of the Isles, and two barges, all which will ply regularly as heretofore. The City of Ottawa had a new engine put in at Montreal during the past winter.
Imports - April 1st.
p.3 ad - Kingston and Gananoque Route - steamer Pierrepont, Coleman Hinckley, Jr., Master, with schedule.