p.1 City Council - Harbour Improvement discussed, breakwater.
p.2 Marine News
Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The propellers City of London and Bruno reached here last evening from Toledo, consigned to Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's. The former lightened 5,435 bushels of corn, and the latter 5,000 bushels of do., into barges, and subsequently proceeded to Montreal with the remainder of their cargoes.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived - The propeller East, from Toledo, 16,000 bushels of corn; schooner Summit, Toledo, 14,580 bushels of do.; barque Clyde, Toledo, 16,203 bushels of do.; propeller Europe, Milwaukie, 17,500 bushels of do.; barque Bismarck, Toledo, 18,480 bushels of do. The Summit, Clyde and East were discharged. The first-named will load 100 tons of pig iron for Erie; the propeller left for Montreal.
Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - The steamer Osprey passed up last night, the Royal Mail steamer Corsican this morning touched on her way to Hamilton and Toronto, and the Magnet, due downwards.
For Kingston, Port of Toledo, May 4th - Cleared - Prop Empire, Ogdensburg, 10,175 bush wheat; schr. Trenton, Port Colborne, 11,054 bush corn; prop City of London, Montreal, 13,207 bush corn; schr. Augusta, Kingston, 20 bush corn (sic); schr. H.P. Murray, Kingston, 14,000 bush corn; schr. Willie Kelly, Kingston, 17,000 bush corn.
Chicago, May 4th - Cleared - schr. Ostrich, Kingston, 19,000 bushels corn.
For Ottawa - The schooner New Dominion is now lying at the wharves of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Railroad, says the Prescott Tribune, with a cargo of wheat for Ottawa, brought from Toronto.
Port Colborne, May 8th - Props Shickluna, Chicago, Montreal, corn and pork; Dalhousie, Toledo, do., do.; Kincardine, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; schrs. Straits, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; C. Trowbridge, Chicago, do., corn; bark J.C. Woodruff, Oxford, Collinsby, timber. Up - Prop. Lowell, City of New York, Michigan, canal boat J.H. Leock ?, schr. Montana; prop Acadia, Hamilton, Sarnia, mdze; Buckeye, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, gen. cargo; City of Boston, Ogdensburg, do., do.; bark G. Thurston, Toronto, Toledo, light; Arctic, Kingston, Toledo, do.; London, do., do.; schrs. Mediator, Oswego, Sandusky, salt; A.W. Lucray ?, Oswego, Chicago, railroad iron; Fleet Wing, Buffalo, Huron, light; Helen Pratt, do., Erie, do.; bark Cecilia, Kingston, Chicago, light; schrs. W.W. Grant, Hamilton, Port Burwell, do.; Monteny, Oswego, Chicago, rail road iron; prop. St. Lawrence, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. W. Bojam, E. Kantis, Trenton, Neshota.
Garden Island, May 8th - The schooners Richardson and Mayflower, with staves, arrived last evening. The schooner Southampton was discharged, and left last evening. The schooners Denmark and Sweden have discharged their cargoes of timber, and left in tow of the Government tug City of Hamilton. The schooner Gladstone will be discharged this evening. The schooner B.W. Folger is here loading scrap iron for Cleveland. The barge Quebec has been rebuilt, and was launched here this morning.
The City Council & the Harbour Improvement Question - editorial.
Meeting of the Board of Trade - to be held tonight re improvement of harbour.
The Canadian Navigation Company - With the opening of navigation and the season for tourists, comes the enquiry which way to travel and by what route, etc. The St. Lawrence and the Thousand Islands is the favourite route from the West, and so we cannot do better than recommend the Canadian Navigation Company's line as unsurpassed for speed and comfort. Mr. C.H. Hatch is the popular agent of the line in this city who will be happy to furnish all information to travellers.
Garden Island, May 9th - No arrivals since yesterday. Schooner Richardson was discharged last evening, and the May Flower this morning.
Not Lost - The steamer Osprey, of the Merchants' Line, passed up on her return trip from Montreal last night. This is the best evidence that can be offered that the reported "ill-fated" boat is perfectly safe, the rumour of her loss in the Cedar Rapids not having the least little bit of foundation.
Low Water - The water in the harbour and river St. Lawrence is gradually but very slowly rising. The propeller America passed down yesterday, drawing eight feet eight inches. The water is sufficiently deep for the passage of heavier cargoes, but they would be exposed to great danger in running the Gallop Rapids.
p.3 Custom Imports - 9th - Str. Bruno, Toledo, J. Swift & Co., 5,435 bush corn.
Schr. Clyde, Toledo, Montreal Tran. Co., 16,203 bush corn.
Str. Picton, Oswego, T. Kavanagh, 40 bgs cracked corn; 300 sacks corn meal.
Str. City of London, Toledo, J. Swift & Co., 5,306 bush corn.
Schr. Summit, Toledo, Montreal Trans. Co., 14,580 bush corn.
Schr. Bismark, Toledo, Montreal Trans. Co., 18,480 bush corn.
Str. Europe, Milwaukee, Montreal Trans. Co., 17,500 bush corn.
Str. (sic) Antelope, Toledo, Montreal Trans. Co., 11,270 bush corn.