p.2 Belleville, March 11th - The ferry steamer is expected to commence running tomorrow.
Two Valuable Timber and Lumber Vessels
To close a partnership there will be sold, without reserve, at the Rooms of F.W. Coate & Co., on Wednesday, March 20th, at 12 o'clock noon, the following Timber and Lumber Vessels CHINA and SOUTHAMPTON. The China is a two masted vessel of 314 tons, carries 275,000 feet of lumber, or 14,000 feet of square oak timber, had new masts and running rigging in 1871.
The Southampton is a three masted barque of 375 tons, carries 313,000 feet of lumber, or 13,000 feet of square oak timber, had new centre-board boxes in 1877. Both vessels are laid up at Sarnia in good order.
Terms liberal and will be made known at time of sale. For further information apply to G.H. Wyatt, Ship Broker, or to
F.W. Coate & Co., Auctioneers,
March 11th 57 King Street East, Toronto.
p.3 The Harbour - The harbour is not quite open yet, although the ice is gradually moving out. It is all clear from Shoal Tower up as far as can be seen. The P:ierrepont went out without any difficulty, and will leave daily for Cape Vincent until further notice at 10:30 a.m. The high wind which prevailed all day will probably have the effect of driving the ice out tonight.
Sale of a Schooner - On Saturday afternoon the schooner Nellie Hunter was sold under a foreclosure of mortgage by Mr. H. Bawden, auctioneer. Mr. John Brokenshire was the purchaser at $5,800.
Welland Canal Mission - (part) The Rev. Thomas Bone, missionary to sailors on the Welland Canal, is on his annual visit to to the city in the interests of the mission....We learn that during the past year Mr. Bone has made 1,500 visits to vessels and 53 visits to the Hospital and Bethel, or Sailor's Church....