p.2 Gananoque Route - The Queen will run on the Kingston route again, and an arrangement has been entered into with the Kingston forwarders under which the Queen and the Kingston boats will run on different days, and without opposition. Capt. Crysler will sail the Queen. [Reporter]
The harbour is now nearly all open, the ice last night having taken a good shove down the river.
The preparations for departure are very rapidly carried on, and several vessels expect to leave tomorrow.
The forwarders are also getting ready for arrivals, there having been several vessels ice-bound last year, which were consigned to Kingston.
The St. Lawrence Dock has been extensively repaired during the winter, and will be ready for work in a few days. It will be very much improved.
The mail steamers are under orders for the 1st of May, and if nothing intervenes will sail on that day.
The schooners Jessie H. Breck, Denmark and Sweden were towed out from Garden Island by the Hiram A. Calvin today, and sailed up the lake for Toledo with cargoes of ice. These are the first departures of the season. The schooner White Oak, Capt. J. Dix, was towed over from Garden Island by the steamer Pierrepont, and will probably leave for Toledo tomorrow morning. She is lying at Swift's dock.
The following is a list of the steamers, vessels and barges lying at the port of Kingston:
Kingston - steamers Magnet, Propellor Indian, Nile, City of Kingston, tug Lily, Grenville, Pierrepont, Maud, Geneva, Algerian, Corsican, Norman, Lady Franklin, H.M. Mixer, H.F. Bronson, Glyde, Adventure, Vanderbilt, Rochester, Frank Perew, Wren.
Schooners Acacia, Governor, Watertown, A. Falconer, Sweet Home, George M. Mowbray, Helen, Erie Belle, Defiance, Richardson, Ethel, Olive Branch, B.W. Folger, E.L. Peters, E.G. Benedict, New Dominion, M.C. Cameron, Wave Crest, Jessie McDonald, Homeward Bound, Agnes.
Barges - Kansas, Oneida, Iowa, Seneca, Mohawk, Winona, Powerful, Canada, Alfred, Albert, Oneida, Odessa, Alice Pacy, Virginia, Mona, Princess, America, Lark, Snipe, Swan, Harvest, Energy, Chicago, Corn Crib, Colborne, Cayuga, Detroit, Kingston, Montreal, Milwaukee, Toledo, Toronto, Linnet, Robin, Siren, Hawk, Star, Finch, Cleveland, Lancaster, Wheatbin, Lorne, Duluth, Glengarry, Bedford, Ox, Utility, Advance, Conroy, St. Lawrence, Royal Oak, Fortitude, Wanda, Dauntless, Consort, Bloomer, Minnie Francis.
Scows - Alice Mary, Sarah Ann, Caesar, Champion, Will O'Wisp, Ida Burton, William, Mary Rebecca, Forwarder, New Dominion, Shamrock, Alabama.
Portsmouth - steamers Flight, Marquis of Lorne, Falcon, Africa, Cuba, prop. East, Carlyle, Portsmouth, Rose, Eva, S. Davis. Schooners F.S. Smith, Annandale, Anna Craig, Laurel, W.W. Grant, Royal Oak, rebuilding. Barges Shamrock, Cataraqui, Thistle, R. Anglin, Loboro, Rideau.
Garden Island - schooners Morning Star, Oriental; brigs Henry Roney, Norway, Gaskin; barge Iroquois; barks Sweden, Siberia, Jessie H. Breck, Denmark, London, Bismarck, White Oak, and a new barge building. Steamers Wellington, Bay of Quinte, John A. Macdonald, Hiram A. Calvin, Chieftain, and a new steamer building.