p.2 The steamer Kincardine has commenced her regular semi-weekly trips between Belleville, Kingston and Oswego. The Rochester and Norfolk have been running since Thursday of last week. The Shannon commences her trips between Picton, Napanee and Belleville, on Monday, April 27th. The Shannon is the John Greenway lengthened and repaired so that she is now just as good as new. We wish the Shannon a prosperous season.
A Great Increase - We are reliably informed that the value of fish taken in the waters of the Bay of Quinte and exported in 1865 was $4,000; in 1873 it was $31,000 - an increase of 775 per cent. This shows that a very healthy change has taken place in this branch of industry. [Picton Gazette]
There are no arrivals in grain to report this morning, and the harbour is consequently somewhat quiet. The elevators are all silent today, and there is no appearance of anything being done in the meantime.
The schooner Antelope is loading rye at Richardson's wharf for Windsor, and the Acacia has left for the same place with the cargo of the Richardson.
The steamer Kincardine arrived yesterday from Belleville and proceeded to Oswego. She will return on Saturday and continue her regular trips.
There will be four steamers on the Bay of Quinte this summer - the Rochester, Picton, Alexandra and Kincardine. All four will go up on Saturday next.
Port Colborne, April 24th - Up: schooners Victoria, Hamilton to Toledo, light; Nett Woodward, Toronto to Bear Creek, light; Fearless, Toronto to Cleveland, light; J. Preston, Oswego to Chicago, coal; Alseria, Strowbridge to Port Rice, light; A. Falconer, Toronto to Cleveland, light; Morning Star, Port Colborne, do., do.
Down: schooners China, of Detroit, Detroit to Oswego, wheat; Trenton, Cleveland to Welland, coal; Fanny Campbell, Toledo to Kingston, timber; Maria Shaw, Cleveland to Welland, coal; E.H. Rutherford, do., Hamilton, do.; John Porter, do., Toronto, do.; Sligo, Toledo to Kingston, timber; Guiding Star, Toledo to Oswego, corn and wheat; A. Mulvey, Cleveland to Toronto, coal; Anglo Saxon, Toledo to Kingston, timber; St. Andrews, do., do.
Boats For Sale - A first-class yacht, belonging to the estate of the late James Eccles, built expressly for his own use. For speed, there is few, if any, on the St. Lawrence that can equal it, and it will rank first in a regatta in any class of its tonnage; rigging complete, and everything new. And a large row boat of superior quality, with sails and centreboard, built for netting purposes. For further information apply at the residence on Wolfe Island,or to M. Spoor, executor. Wolfe Island, April 25th, 1874.