p.3 Marine Notes
The harbour continues in a somewhat quiet condition, the arrivals of grain being limited.
James Swift - The steamer Algerian arrived from Hamilton with a full load of passengers; props. Columbia and California from Montreal; Oswego Belle from Oswego; D.C. West from Westport, and Lowell from Ogdensburg.
The Armenia - It is stated that the str. Armenia which has been plying between Belleville and Picton since the opening of navigation is to be taken off on Saturday and placed as a daily boat between Gananoque and Picton, connecting with the Utica at noon for Belleville and Trenton. The present captain, Mr. Johnson, is to be transferred to either the Picton or Empress of India, and will be succeeded by Mr. Wm. Porter. A more popular name coud not be mentioned along the Bay.
Port Colborne, May 16th - Up - schooners Louisa of Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, Rifle River, light; H.P. Murray, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; R. Gaskin, Kingston, blank, light; W.H. Oades, Oswego, Toledo, coal; American, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; prop. Lake Erie, Montreal, Port Dover, gen. cargo.
A telegram from Morrisburg gives the following particulars of the Elfin's accident: "As the tug Elfin was proceeding down the river this morning with four loaded barges, her engine got out of order, and to save herself she had to let the barges go; two of them drifted aground at the head of Canada Island; one has now five feet of water in the hold; the other two are aground at Doran's Island, about one mile below; the tug and barges belong to the Montreal Transportation Co."
Down - schrs. Blazing Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Beveleigh, Toledo, Sackett's Harbour, corn and wheat; Persia, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Shandon, Toledo, Port Metcalfe, timber; Wm. Raynor, Detroit, Oswego, corn and wheat; Bay Trader, Port Rowan, Welland, lumber; O. Mowat, Toledo, Kingston, corn; S.D. Hungerford, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Fellow Craft, Amherstburg, Quebec, plank; Pandora, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; J.N. Carter, Black River, Toronto, coal; Flora Carveth, Black River, Toronto, coal; Huron, Point Pelee, Thorold, stone; Stafford, Cleveland, Montreal, stone; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Port Robinson, coal; prop. Africa, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Lincoln, Bay City, Kingston, lumber; barge Grimsby, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Lisgar, Bay City, Kingston, timber.
In Harbour - schrs. Louisa, Oades, Undine.