p.3 Welland Canal - The Welland Canal will open on Tuesday, the 17th of April.
The Algerian's Shaft - The shaft which is being fitted into the steamer Algerian is, we are informed, a new one, which has been made by a firm in Buffalo, with new flanges made by Davidson, Doran & Co., and being fitted up by the latter firm. It was found that the old shaft was not capable of being repaired, and so the new one was obtained.
The schrs. Brooklyn and Prince Alfred were today getting ready for leaving the harbour, the former going to Bay City and the latter to Toledo. They are both light.
The S. & J. Collier having discharged her cargo, has gone to load stone for Toronto, and will likely sail for that port on Monday. The Fabiola is also loading stone.
The Maud will make her first trip on Monday next.
The schr. Ontario, with brick from Belleville, had not arrived up till noon today.
Montreal, April 13th - The river has risen since yesterday, owing to the ice jam below the city. Sections 1 and 2 of the Lachine Canal are already flooded, and should the water rise higher, it will not only delay, but damage, the works that are now being pushed towards completion. The contractors are getting anxious about present appearances. The shippers and merchants are also getting uneasy, lest there should be any drawback to the opening of the canals on or about the 1st of May.