p.2 The Port - The barque Waterwitch cleared for Chicago today, and the propeller Georgian departed for Port Stanley, being the first of our propellers this season. The American schooner Mariner has hauled alongside the railway wharf, and the schooners Helen of Kingston, and Lilly of Oakville, have left their winter quarters at Portsmouth, and are now lying at Ford & Anderson's wharf. The Watertown arrived from Cape Vincent yesterday afternoon, and now lies at the Kingston Foundry, awaiting the finish of her new crank. The Pierrepont supplies the place of the latter to the Cape for the present.
The Barque British Lion - This fine vessel is now nearly ready for departure. Her crew were employed today in bending sails and getting everything taut and ship shape. Her destination is Chicago. Capt. Gaskin, her owner, has been to a good deal of expense in repairs and improvements to his vessel. An addition of 16 feet has been added to her length, which very much increases the beauty and symetry of her appearance, and at the same time her thorough repairs have classed her as A-1 for three years longer.
Capt. Gaskin gets all his repairs done in Kingston, and expends here a large sum annually, and by doing so is deserving of credit at the hands of the public.
Chicago, April 9th - The sidewheel steamer Sea Bird, belonging to Goodrich's line, which left Milwaukie last night, was burned up off Waukegon this morning. The vessel and cargo are a total loss. No communication has been, as yet, had with the wreck from the shore, and it is supposed that all hands were lost. The vessel was valued at $70,000, and was not insured.