p.1 City Council - (part) The Harbour Shoals - Mr. Gildersleeve inquired had the harbour committee any report on the condition of the shoals so dangerous in the harbour. He observed that afternoon a vessel "high and dry" on a shoal near the Canadian Engine and Machinery Company's wharf, a place a craft had never before grounded to his knowledge.
Mr. Cunningham remarked that the only subject engaging the attention of the committee mentioned was the communication of Messrs. Calvin and Breck asking for the use of the shoal in the vicinity of the Martello Tower for commercial purposes.
p.2 Marine News
-The harbour today was again completely filled with floating ice, driven in by the wind from the Bay of Quinte and Nine Mile Point.
-Jones and Miller's wharf - The schooners Marysburg and Stevenson have unloaded here into barges, 20,000 bushels in all.
-Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The propeller Ocean, sister of the new propeller Scotia, built at the St. Catharines shipyard during the winter of 1871-72, arrived here on Sunday, light. She is loading 400 tons of pig and railroad iron for Chicago at $1.20 gold on dock. The schooner John Stevenson, from Port Hope, with 9,000 bushels of wheat, also reached here the same day.
All the crews have come to man the barges.
-Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived yesterday:- Schooners Freeman, 12,313 bushels wheat; Garibaldi, 8,044 bushels do; Marysburg, 11,129 bushels do.; and Sibella, 9,809 bushels do., all from Toronto.
-James Swift & Co's wharf - The propeller Georgian, from Port Stanley, touched at this wharf today, laden with flour. She lightened a number of barrels and will then proceed to Montreal. The steamer Spartan left for Prescott; she is expected to return this evening on her way to Toronto and Hamilton.
Passed Through the Welland Canal, 27th - Up - Schooner Norris, Kingston to Chicago, railroad iron.
Freights - There were charters today of the schooners Australia, Eureka, and Paragon to take grain to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents gold. Rates to Oswego and Ogdensburgh unchanged at 3 for the former and 4 cents for the latter, but no charters reported.
New York Company - A company of prominent men in Canada have organized as "The Lake and River Steamship Company", with a capital of $100,000, for the purpose of carrying on the forwarding business and the construction and owning of ships, steamboats, and other property for the purpose. The operations of the company are to be carried on upon the lakes, rivers and navigable waters within the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America, and its chief place of business is to be located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario.
Toronto, April 30th - The Dominion Government has offered to bear half the expenses of the works for the protection of the harbour, but as it is thought by some that it should bear all the cost, a deputation has been appointed to proceed to Ottawa to confer with the Government on the subject.
-The steamer Quail made her first trip from Picton to Napanee on Monday. No sailing vessels have come in yet. The water in the river was never known to be so low as it is at this season of the year.
ad - Canadian Navigation Company - Royal Mail Through Line - For Toronto and Hamilton, the steamer Corinthian, Capt. Farrell, will leave the St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street, for Toronto and Hamilton, calling at Intermediate Ports (weather permitting) Tomorrow Afternoon, 1st May, at 5:30 o'clock.
For Passage Tickets, apply at the Lake and River Steamboat Office, St. Lawrence Wharf, foot of Johnson Street. C.H. Hatch, Agent Kingston April 30th
p.3 Custom Imports - Arrivals Reported at Custom House - April 29th - str. Watertown from Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)
p.4 The Port Hope Guide states that the steam dredge is at work in the harbour, and from the present low state of the lake, the indications are that it will have a long summer of it. The paddle wheels of the Norseman raise the mud at every revolution. The harbour presents a lively appearance, and it is predicted that the season will be one of unusual activity.