p.1 Shipping News
-The schooner Annie Falconer is loading iron at Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's dock for Hamilton.
-The schooner Minnie L. Breck sailed for the Kingston Penitentiary last night to load stone for the Welland Canal.
-The Royal Mail steamer Spartan goes to Brockville on Saturday on her first trip of the season.
-The Montreal Transportation Company's elevator is discharging the schooner Ontario's cargo of wheat into barges today.
-The schooner Sea Bird, from the Batteau channel, is the first arrival. She will undergo overhauling at the Marine Railway.
-The barque Jessie Drummond leaves for Toronto tomorrow.
-The schooner W.W. Grant, which has wintered at the Grand Trunk Railway wharf, will leave for Hamilton tomorrow to load pig iron.
-The schooner Richardson is loading grain for Oswego.
-The Hatter's Bay fleet is refitting for the season's operations.
-The schooner Gazelle is loading stone at the Penitentiary.
-The steamer Pierrepont will leave Mr. Kinghorn's wharf, foot of Brock st., for Howe Island and Gananoque, on Friday afternoon at four o'clock, returning on Saturday morning, and leaving again for Gananoque at 4 p.m. Next week she will begin her regular trips.
Low Water - There seems to be a general complaint of low water at the various landings along the lake, and unless rain gets more plentiful a continuance of such an annoyance may be looked for throughout the season.
Towing On the Welland Canal - The proprietors of the towing horses along the line held a meeting at Port Dalhousie a few days since to take into consideration the necessity, in view of the enhanced cost of horses and feed, of increasing the charges for towing vessels, and it was agreed to advance the price to $11 ($14?) per team for vessels requiring three teams, and for some other classes $16 per team.
-The owners of the steamer Acadia (sic - Acadian?) have lately secured a most excellent charter to run from Sarnia to Collingwood and Duluth during the season. The price paid was $8,000, the parties chartering to pay for the outfitting of the boat.
p.2 Customs Imports - 24th - str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)
p.3 From Port Colborne, April 25th - The propeller America left this morning, towing the barque Clyde out through the ice. A sail vessel is in sight coming in. A tug has gone to her, and is bringing her in.
The schooner Wm. B. Ogden, from Cleveland on Tuesday night, arrived at 10:30 this morning. She was towed through five miles of ice by the tug Rooth, which went out to meet her. She reports the ice getting soft and breaking up.