For Picton, Belleville and Intermediate Ports
The R.M. Upper-Cabin Steamer Hastings, Captain J.J. Campbell, will leave A. Gunn & Co.'s wharf daily, (Sundays excepted) at 4:30 p.m.
Returning, leaves (Saturday and Sunday excepted) Belleville 5:30 a.m., Picton 8:30 a.m., arriving in Kingston about 12:30 noon.
Saturdays - leaves Belleville 2:30 a.m., Picton 5:30 a.m., arriving in Kingston about 10 a.m.
April 30th C.H. Hatch, Agent.
p.3 Launch - The launch of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's big ship will probably take place next week. She is nearly ready for the job.
The Bay Route - The advertisement of the hours of sailing of the steamer Hastings up the Bay of Quinte will be found in another column. From it will be seen that the residents of the Bay of Quinte will get a long stay in the city, the boat not leaving until half-past four in the afternoon. Arrangements have been made for the boat arriving in Kingston on Saturdays about 10 a.m., which will give a long time in town
There was some signs of life in the harbour this morning, and owing to vessels coming through the canal this will probably continue. The elevators have been at work and the forwarders are now anxiously waiting for the opening of the Lachine Canal.
Holcomb & Stewart - This well known firm has again got a start, and they have the credit of discharging the first sailing vessel which passed through the canal this season. The arrivals here since Saturday are the A.L. Andrews, from Toledo, with 19,000 bush. corn; Flora Emma, from Frenchmen's Bay and Port Hope, with 4,500 bush. peas, and 4,200 bush. wheat for Napanee. The J. Walters was unloaded here this morning.
James Swift - The prop. City of Concord, from Chicago, called here on Saturday.
Montreal Transportation Co. - The prop. Alma Munro discharged 17,000 bush. corn here this morning. The tug Glide arrived from Oswego with barges Cleveland, 320 tons coal, and Cayuga with 473 tons coal for Montreal. The tug again left for Oswego with barges Iroquois and Cherokee for Oswego, to load coal for Montreal.
At the Shipyard the steam-yacht Cygnet, of Alexandria Bay, is being thoroughly overhauled preparatory to entering upon her summer's work. The prop. Africa is to be hauled out in order to get a new wheel. The large vessel now on the stocks will probably be launched during the month of May. She will be about the largest vessel ever built in Kingston. Another small vessel is progressing rapidly, as are the repairs on one or two others.
It is expected that the water will be let into the Rideau Canal tomorrow.
The Henry Rooney, Capt. Malone, arrived at Garden Island this morning, having made the first trip to and from Toledo this season. She is loaded with timber.
Port Colborne, April 28th - Up - schrs. C. Ames, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Mineral State, Charlotte, Sandusky, coal; Jennie Matthews, Oakville, Chicago, light; L. Seaton, Charlotte, Toledo, coal; Cortez, Oswego, Toledo, coal; props. Cleveland, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Dromedary, Hamilton, Toledo, light; barge O.J. Hale, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light.
Down - schr. Niagara, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, Kingston, gen. cargo.
In Harbour - schrs. Mineral State, L. Seaton, Cortez.