p.2 The Maud - The Maud is now making two trips per day between this point and Kingston, connecting with the morning and afternoon trains on the R.W. & O. R.R. John, the popular steward, still retains his position in this popular boat, and is the same John as ever - perhaps more so. We have had occasion several times to refer to those meals which he serves up in such an appetizing manner, and are prepared to reaffirm our previous statements this year with interest. He who has failed to interview John at dinner time, has missed the principal feature of the trip to Kingston. [Watertown Despatch]
The Rochester - This favourite steamer arrived here from Kingston last evening at about 9:30. She is now in splendid condition, having recently been repainted and refitted throughout. She is commanded by Captain Campbell, a very obliging and courteous officer, and the travelling public who may favour this steamer with their patronage may rely on receiving every attention. [Belleville Ontario]
Five Men Almost Poisoned - 5 hands sleeping on boat in closed room with charcoal-fired stove; luckily one man woke up and opened windows and doors.
There is not much to report today in the harbour, arrivals still being dilatory, on account of the lower canals not yet being open.
The schr. Caledonia arrived at G.M. Millar & Co.'s wharf with 1,700 bushels of wheat and 6,000 bushels of peas. She unloaded and again left for Cobourg.
The schr. Mary Foster is unloading 100 tons of coal from Charlotte for the Montreal Transportation Company.
Capt. Wm. Leslie has invented a machine whereby timber can be unloaded in one-third of the time formerly took. The invention is a very valuable one, and is now in operation on the bark Cavalier, which is unloading timber from Bay City at Collinsby.
The schooner Hibernia cleared for Oswego with 100,000 feet of lumber, for H.S. Rathbun & Son. This was the first vessel to clear from the Custom House this year. The splendid new steamer Oswego Belle will leave here at 10 o'clock p.m. tomorrow on her first trip to Oswego. The steamer Rochester arrived here last night about 9 o'clock on her first trip, bringing a light bill of freight. She left again at 5 o'clock this morning, on her regular trip. The arrival of this steamer is eight days earlier than last year, when she made her first trip on the 3rd of May. She has been newly painted, and is very neat and clean, and under the command of Capt. Campbell will no doubt be as popular as last year. The steamer Norfolk is still here. Her boiler is leaky, and repairs will be necessary before she is in a fit condition for the season's business. [Belleville Ontario]
Port Colborne, April 26th, 7 p.m. - Up - Prop. Dromedary, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; schr. White Oak, Kingston, Black River, coal; schr. Pulaski, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; John Magee, do., do., do.; Madeira, do., do., salt; Nassau, do., Racine, coal; L. Seaton, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore.
Down - steambarge Wm. Cowie, Port Hope, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Jane Ralston, Detroit, do., do.; Cossack, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; J. Maria Scott.
In Harbour - schr. Pulaski, Madeira, Nassau, G.M. Case, Bismarck, John Magee, Eliza Allen, White Oak, Magellan, Gleniffer, Russian, Shandon, Annandale, Mystic Star, Cecilia, Farwell, Ayr, Alexander, Sam Cook, Bolivia, L. Seaton, Lightguard, Niagara, prop. Dromedary and Pittsburg.
Schr. Glasgow and five barges left this a.m., the tug Rooth assisting them through the ice. They got through all right and the tug returned this evening with schrs. Ralston, J. Maria Scott and Cossack in tow. The tug Hector left yesterday p.m. with the Sweden and Gaskin, got through the ice this p.m. and returned with two vessels. Tug Armstrong with Jamaica and Guiding Star; tug Mary with Norway and Watertown and tug Favorite with Siberia and Denmark were nearly through the ice this morning.
Presque Isle, Ont., April 27th - Tug Susan Doty arrived here from Owen Sound yesterday. The ice is rotten. The lighthouse was lighted last night.
For Picton, Belleville, and Intermediate Ports
The R.M. UPPER CLASS STEAMER ROCHESTER, Capt. J.J. Campbell, will leave Carruther's Wharf at 3 p.m., arriving at Picton about 7 p.m., and Belleville at 10:30 p.m.
RETURNING - leaves Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - Belleville 5 a.m., Picton 8 a.m., arriving in Kingston about 12:15 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - Belleville 2:45 a.m., Picton 6 a.m., arriving in Kingston at 10 a.m.
April 27th C.H. Hatch, Agent
p.3 Customs Imports - 26th - Schr. Mary Fox, Charlotte, R.C. Carter & Co., 129 tons coal.