p.2 Marine Intelligence
The mariners are getting impatient for the opening of the harbour. Last night the schooner Annie Falconer was towed down to Rudd's quarry to load stone, and this morning the schooner Benedict was towed to Graham's quarry for the same purpose. The two vessels which left Garden Island by way of the canal, were only towed through this morning by the steamer Watertown - the water not being deep enough for any except very light draught vessels. The Watertown is to make an attempt this afternoon to get through the ice which closes the harbour, twelve owners of vessels having subscribed for that purpose. It is expected she will be successful.
New Vessel - The Lady McDonald, a new three masted schooner, built last season, and hailing from Port Burwell, we understand, made her first appearance in our harbour this morning. She brought over a cargo of 17,514 bushels of wheat from Hope, for Hagaman and Murdoch. Capt. Light is in command.
The schooner Lizzie D ? k, in entering the harbour at St. Joseph, Mich., ran into the railroad bridge, damaging the bridge to the amount of $1,500. The schooner blames the bridge tender, and has begun a suit for $500 damages.
The Cleveland Herald says: "The schooner John Jewett, from Toledo with wheat for this city, had her foremast twisted in the gale on Sunday, and was towed into port by the steamer Charles Hickox on Monday morning.
In Favour of Arbitration - A despatch from Cleveland says: A meeting of vessel owners was held here today at the Board of Trade rooms, and steps were taken to effect a permanent organization of vessel owners in this district. A delegation to attend the Detroit Convention on the 14th inst., was appointed, and instructed to favour the arbitration plan in settling the questions in dispute.
First Wrecking Expedition Of The Season From This Port - The tug Winslow, Captain Danger, was to leave last night for Hammond's Bay, in Mackinaw Straits, to rescue the propeller Fayette, which went ashore there last fall. Capt. D. has with him a complete outfit of hawsers, pumps and diving apparatus, and unless some very extraordinary obstacles should turn up, will doubtless accomplish his undertaking. In order to be prepared to encounter the floating ice, of which considerable is expected to be met, the tug has been iron-plated around the water-line. [Detroit Post]
Exempting Canal Vessels - On Saturday Mr. Negley, from the Committee on Commerce, introduced in the House, at Washington, a bill amendatory of the act of February 18th, 1873, in regard to "the enrollment of coasting and fishing vessels." It provides that the act shall not be so construed as to apply to canal boats or boats employed on the internal waters or canals of any State; and that all such boats, except only such as are provided with sails or propelling machinery adapted to lake or coastwise navigation, and excepting such as are employed in trade with Canada, shall be exempt from the provisions of that act, and from the payment of all customs and taxes under any act of Congress. The bill passed the House, and now goes to the Senate.
Marine Register - The new Marine Register, as arranged by the underwriters, gives dissatisfaction to the vessel owners at Chicago. The Inter-Ocean says the owners are much excited on the subject, and that some of them will run their vessels without insurance rather than submit to the terms.
Port Colborne, April 10th - Vessels arrived - nothing.
Out: schrs. N.C. West, Port Colborne, Tremont; ice barque Wm. Home, Port Colborne, Toledo, light; Jennie Graham, Port Colborne, Toledo, light; props. Garden City and Champlain.
In harbour: schrs. Pandora, Louisa, M.R. Goffe, T.H. Howland, Union Jack, Maggie McRae, St. Andrews, Mary Battle.
p.3 The Picton - (a repeat from earlier)