p.3 New Yachts - We have had the pleasure of inspecting two very handsome third-class yachts, which were this morning sent to Montreal by Mr. H. Cunningham, they having been purchased by parties in that city. One of them was painted white, and the deck, which was made of bent strips of wood, was varnished. The boards around the cockpit were light and dark alternately, being grained to imitate oak and black walnut. The other boat was painted white, with a black bottom; and her deck, which was made like the first, was painted drab. Both of these yachts are cat-rigged, and when tried showed signs of great speed.
There is not very much to report around the harbour this morning, but still there is something doing in the way of freight.
James Swift - The steamer Corsican arrived this morning from Hamilton with a full load of freight and a considerable number of passengers. She left at 5:30 for Montreal. The prop. Dromedary arrived from Toledo. The D.C. West left for the Rideau ports with a large load. This steamer has been thoroughly tested, and has got the usual certificate.
The steamer Hastings is running on good time. This morning she reached her dock before ten o'clock.
Montreal Transportation Co. - The prop. Zealand and barge Fortune have arrived from Toledo, the former with 18,000 and the latter with 12,167 bush. wheat. The tug Glide left on Thursday night with the first grain tow of the season, as follows: Barges Lorne, 15,901 bush. corn; McCarthy, 15,134 bush. corn; Lancaster, 15,930 bush. corn; Montreal, 18,500 peas; Dalhousie, 16,941 bush. corn; and Cayuga, 483 tons of coal.
The steamer Spartan makes her first trip for the season this afternoon, her destination being Toronto and Hamilton. Captain Bailey arrived yesterday afternoon and will be in command. Mr. George Comer will be purser. The steamer looks first rate, having been newly painted and generally improved. Mr. T. McMahon was the painter.
Port Colborne, May 4th - Up - schrs. John Wesley, Charlotte to Toledo, coal; Dundee, Toronto to Black River, light; A. Falconer, Kingston to Black River, light; D. Freeman, Toronto to Kingsville, light; Defiance, Port Colborne to Erie, light; Mary, Thorold to Erie, light; Niagara, Kingston to Inverhuron, light; Mary Lyon, Charlotte to Milwaukee, coal; J.M. Scott, Oswego to Toledo, coal; Adacia, Toronto to Black River, light; props. City of New York, Ogdensburg to Toledo, gen. cargo; California, Kingston to Toledo, light; Columbia, St. Catharines to Toronto, light.
Down - schrs. Eliza Allen, Erie to Thorold, coal; E.M. Carrington, Cleveland to Thorold, coal; Wacousta, Cleveland to Welland, coal; Oriental, Toledo to Kingston, timber; R. Gaskin, Toledo to Kingston, timber. Props. Lawrence, Chicago to Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Champlain, Chicago to Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Cleveland, Toledo to Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Barge O.J. Hule, Toledo to Ogdensburg, corn.
In Harbour - schrs. Acacia, D. Freeman, Mary Lyon, Mary, J.M. Scott, Ella Murton, D. Sharp.