p.3 Marine Notes
The schr. H. Folger has a season charter for pine lumber from Grand Island, Lake Superior, to Garden Island, Lake Ontario. Freight not learned.
The insurance war on cargoes continues at Chicago. The rate to Buffalo on grain will probably go to 15 cents - the rate is still 25 cents; to Montreal, 70 cents.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean, of Saturday, says the grain fleet are getting ready - a good many of them are ready. They are towing down daily to the pier, and clearances for below will commence early next week. The steam barges will likely be the first steam craft to go through the straits, and the sail craft will follow after.
The Detroit Post says the prospects are that navigation will open soon. The south shore of Lake Erie presents an ice-bound appearance, but the ice is loose and moves about when the wind blows. The ice field is, in appearance, about seven miles in width, and a good sharp south wind would soon open up navigation between Toledo and Erie. At Buffalo the ice is reported solid.
A despatch from Mackinaw, received on Tuesday morning, says the ice is breaking up fast. A tug went from Cheboygan to Mackinaw Island yesterday.
Port Colborne, April 19th - Up - schrs. St. Lawrence, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; British Lion, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; M.A. Lydon, Port Hope, Bay City, light; Huron, Hamilton, Point au Pelee, light; Anglo Saxon, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Pandora, Toronto, Cleveland, light.
Down - Nothing.
In Harbour - schr. St. Lawrence, British Lion, M.A. Lydon, Huron, Anglo Saxon, Pandora, Cataract, Northman.