p.3 Marine Notes
Marine matters are getting better, and from indications the prospects are brighter than for the two previous seasons. Freights are higher, and the inducements to vessel men are consequently greater.
Holcomb & Stewart - The prop. Cuba has arrived here from Toledo with a cargo of corn for Messrs. Richardson, Machar, and Gunn & Co. She has about 18,000 bushels.
The schrs. B.W. Folger and G.M. Case left yesterday afternoon for Oswego, and telegrams received this morning report their arrival at that port. They made a very quick passage.
The schr. Sweet Home, purchased the other day by Mr. Radford, is being fitted out, and it is reported that she will take a general cargo from Toronto to Halifax. Capt. Richard Charles will sail her this season, and shipping men say "Richard's himself again."
The steamer Corsican made a trial trip to Nine Mile Point this morning, and was to leave for Toronto this afternoon. All the boats have been well looked after during the winter and are certain to be comfortable.
The propeller Zealand, barge Fortune and schooner Anglo Saxon cleared from Toledo on the 27th for Kingston with corn.
The schr. J.E. Bailey, with wheat, and schooner Montauk and W.J. Preston, with corn, cleared from Chicago on the 26th for Kingston.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says, last year the Canadian lines of propellers did not run on the Chicago route, they having large Lake Superior contracts for railroad iron to fill. Some of the boats will continue on the Lake Superior route the present season, but several of them, we learn, are to come on the Chicago line again. In all, the boats number fifteen or sixteen. They are strongly built, good boats, and carry passengers as well as freight. This being the case, the Northern Transit Company will have more competition than last year, but it is likely that all will get their share of business. There is room for all - or ought to be.
Toronto, May 2nd - The schooner Hattie Howard, capable of carrying 16,000 bushels, was sold yesterday to McGlynn & McArden. Several vessels have accepted freights of coal from Lake Erie at one dollar per ton, sooner than lie idle, and in hopes that as business progresses freights may improve. The harbour at last begins to present a more business-like aspect.
Port Colborne, May 1st - Up - schrs. Polly M. Rogers, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Hoboken, Charlotte, Toledo, coal; J.H. Breck, Kingston, Toledo, light; Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Alzora, Thorold, Port Dover, light.
Down - schrs. London, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; Emerald, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; Maze, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Amarantha, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Charger, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; British Lion, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; Watertown, Toledo, Garden Island, staves; Albacore, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; Defiance, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Denmark, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; prop. City of Montreal, Chatham, Toronto, gen. cargo.
In Harbour - schrs. Undine, Canadian, Garibaldi, Hoboken, P.M. Rogers, Nellie Wilder, J.H. Brecks, Grace Whitney, Blazing Star, Guiding Star, J. Ralston, Itasca, Alzora.