p.2 Ice - The Captain of the Rochester says it froze so keenly on Tuesday night that there was plenty of ice on the paddle boxes on the downward trip.
Jones & Miller's wharf - schr. S. & J. Collier arrived from Toronto, with 4,052 1/2 bush. wheat. The prop. Europe is also unloading grain here.
The St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Messrs. Coulthurst & McPhie have merged their firm into this company. Arrived: schr. Caledonia, Cobourg, 7,045 bush. peas. Cleared: barges Canada, 20,631 bush. No. 2 corn; Onondaga, 19,256 bush. do.; Oneida, 19,892 bush. do.; Tuscarora, 20,069 bush. do.; Quebec, 13,000 bush. No. 1 spring wheat; D., 13,614 bush. do.; Tiger, 12,566 bush. do.; Minnesota, 21,562 do.; Lion, 12,044 bush. do.; Powerful, 18,031 bush. fall wheat.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Magnet and Spartan left this morning for Prescott to commence their regular trips - one of them returning tomorrow afternoon and the other on Saturday. The boats have been thoroughly repaired and are now more comfortable than ever. The prop. City of Montreal lightened about 1,000 barrels of flour, previous to going down to Montreal. The barge Riley loaded 8,000 bush. peas for Messrs. Sills, for Montreal.
The schr. Albatross, coal laden, got ashore on Snake Island Shoal on Tuesday evening. A messenger was despatched to Kingston for assistance, and a tug and lighter went up and succeeded in getting her off. There is no damage and she is now unloading her cargo, which is consigned to the gas works.
Wind north, blowing fresh.
Buffalo, N.Y., April 30th - The Straits opened this morning. The propeller Japan arrived in Milwaukee at 9 o'clock this morning from the Straits.
South Bay, April 30th - The prop. Dromedary, bound for Port Dalhousie, ran into port this morning wind-bound. Wind west, blowing half a gale.
Port Colborne, April 29th - Up: props. Acadia, Hamilton, Kincardine, general cargo; Union Jack, Port Colborne, Detroit, light; A. Craig, Collinsby, Bay City, light; Acacia, Kingston, Walkerville, rye; Antelope, Hamilton, Kingston, Walkerville, rye; barge Eureka, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; barge India, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; prop. Empire, Ogdensburg, Toledo, general cargo; schrs. Tailor, Oswego, Chicago, light; Duncan City, Oswego, Duncan City, light; steambarge Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Bay City, stone; schrs. Star, Toronto, blank, stone; prop. Brooklyn, Ogdensburg, Chicago, general cargo; Garden City, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schrs. M.L. Breck, Kingston, Toledo, general cargo; Bay Trader, Welland, Port Rowan, light; Picton, Picton, Toledo, light; Welland, Port Ryerse, light; blank Maria Show (sic), Welland, Port Ryerse, light; barges Hale, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; J. Mark, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; Albany, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; A. Lester, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; schrs. Pandora, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Trenton, Welland, Cleveland, light; Eureka of Montreal, Ogdensburg, light; Queen of the North, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Bismarck, Collinsby, Saginaw, Cleveland, light.
Down: prop. City of Montreal, Chatham, Montreal, general cargo; schrs. J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; M. Merritt, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Denmark, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Maggie McRae, Bay City, timber.