p.2 The steamer Silver Spray was burned at Owen Sound last evening.
p.3 Marine Notes
Congress has directed the Secretary of the Treasury to issue an American register or enrollment to the Canadian-built propellor East, by the name Kent, owned by George D. Seymour, Isaac L. Seymour, and Geo. Hall, of Ogdensburg. It will be remembered that the propellor was condemned and sold pursuant to a decree of the district court of the United States for the northern district of New York, in admiralty.
There is a disposition among vessel men at Bay City not to start their lumber barges until about the first of May. As there is no concert of action, however, a start will probably be made before that date.
The Chicago Union Towing Association management announce the following terms: 30 per cent off for 30 days; 20 per cent off for 60 days; 10 per cent off for 90 days; over 90 days, full tariff. The schedule of last year will be enforced.
The Picton Gazette says that until further notice the steamer Shannon will run alternate days to Napanee and Belleville viz: - On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, for Belleville, at 6 a.m.; and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, for Napanee, at 7 a.m. The Shannon was the first to reach Napanee and Belleville this season.
The propellors belonging to the Northern Transit Co. are being fitted out preparatory to being put in service as soon as possible. Until the opening of the Welland Canal, freight and passengers will be transferred by the Welland railway. It is expected that the first boat from Ogdensburg will leave next week.