p.1 A convention of the fishermen of the United States, bordering upon the lakes, is to be held in Detroit to decide upon the best course to pursue in order to obtain, through the Washington Government, the extension of the three-mile limit to the Canadian lake shores, or in other words, the same privileges with regard to our inland fisheries as the Washington Treaty gives them upon the sea coast. What do Canadian fishermen think of this proposition? Will they take steps to secure their rights against the schemes of their cute neighbours? Its time a move was made. [London Free Press]
p.2 Shipping News
-The harbour today is clear of ice, the stiff gale of last night driving the floating blocks down the river.
-The barque Jessie Drummond loaded 355 tons of pig iron at Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf for Chicago.
-The propeller Scotia is loading 288 tons of pig iron and 75 tons of railroad iron at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock for Buffalo. She will leave this evening.
-The schooner Irene, laden with rye, sailed this morning for Oswego. This vessel for the past two years has been the last to make a trip to this port at the close of navigation, and the first to depart in the spring.
-The propellers Brantford and China were launched today - the former at the shipyard, Portsmouth, and the latter (an entirely new craft) at the Marine Railway.
-The little tug Davis "coaled" at Swift's wharf this morning, prior to proceeding to the fisheries ground.
-The schooner Olivia, from Clayton, reached here this morning in tow of the H.M. Mixer. She will go on the Marine Railway for overhauling.
-The propeller Indian left for Gananoque yesterday to wood. She will return tomorrow and proceed to Hamilton to load a general cargo for Montreal.
-The schooners Aeriel (sic - Ariel?) and Eliza White, passed down to Ogdensburg yesterday afternoon.
-Messrs. Chaffey and Bro's tug Franklin while on her way from Toronto here grounded near Nine Mile Point this morning.
-The schooners W.W. Grant, Gladstone, Mail, Flying Scud, and Gazelle, all laden with stone for various points on Lake Ontario, left today.
Navigation - The steamer Rochester made her first trip to Belleville this afternoon starting from Carruther's Wharf at two o'clock. The steamer Spartan leaves for Prescott on Monday.
Broken Down - While the Montreal Transportation Company's new elevator was unloading the cargo of the schooner Ontario into barges yesterday, the braces of the King post gave way, and the frame work, suspended to this support by a chain, fell with a crash. Although the accident appeared at first sight to be serious, we learn the damage is but slight and will be easily repaired.
Vessel Ashore at Gull Point - Milford, April 27th - The tug Lady Franklin went ashore on Gull Point at 2 o'clock this morning, loaded with coal and scrap iron. She is not in a dangerous condition yet: threw iron overboard, and will be got off if she gets assistance in time by the Hiram Calvin coming to aid her.
From Garden Island, April 27th - The schooners China, timber laden, Garibaldi, Charm and barque Malta, with staves, arrived here today. They came down the Upper Gap and Bay of Quinte, and were towed here through the ice by the tug John Bright. The wind is blowing fresh from the southwest, and large bodies of lake ice are blocking up the channel.