p.2 New Forwarding Firm - Messrs. S.F. Holcomb and William Stewart compose the new forwarding firm the successors of the late Mr. James H. Henderson, who died in Montreal in November last, and whose entire stock and plant they have purchased. The new firm will, doubtless, have a prosperous career in the future. Mr. Holcomb is thoroughly acquainted with the business, having an experience of over 30 years in the trade. He will reside at the Commercial Metropolis, and from his affable and obliging disposition, he is sure of commanding respect and a large and profitable patronage. Mr. Stewart entered the employment of the deceased Mr. Henderson in 1861, and since the spring of '67 has ably and satisfactorily managed the transhipping at this port. Their stock consists of a fleet of first class barges, an excellent and efficient elevator, and the powerful tug Wren, built here last winter. They owned the propeller Brantford, but recently disposed of her to Messrs. Thomas Smart, jr. and John Powers, of Brockville. The new firm's wharf is conveniently located at the foot of Union Street. The approaching season promises to be very active. We wish Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart every success.
ad - Montreal and Ottawa Forwarding Co. - Rideau Canal - The first class upper cabin steamer Louise, Captain James Stewart, will run regularly between Kingston and Ottawa during the season as follows:- Leave Ottawa on Monday and Tuesday at A.M. Leave Kingston on Tuesday and Friday, at 3 P.M. For freight or passage apply to James Swift & Co., St. Lawrence Wharf, Kingston. April 10th
Toronto, April 11th - The light on the south west point of the island is now shown and is clearly visible to all vessels steering for Toronto.
p.4 The Centurion of Brighton left Presqu' Isle Harbour on Monday evening, and arrived in Toronto Bay Tuesday evening, being the first arrival of the season.
-problems in Welland Canal, water in level between locks 2 and 3 was drained off for repairs, ground shifts. [St. Catharines Journal]