p.2 VESSEL FOR SALE
Re Fraser & George, Insolvents
I will sell at my Auction Rooms, on Wednesday, 15th inst., at noon, the steam-barge Saxon.
Terms - 20 per cent at time of sale, balance in ten days after.
Kingston, May 8th, 1878 J.E. Hutcheson, Auctioneer
p.3 Marine Notes
Now that the Welland Canal has been opened we may expect that some business will be done in the harbour. Several arrivals are expected this evening or tomorrow.
The tug Jessie Hall, which sank in the river the other day, will be raised by tomorrow, under the direction of Captain Davidson, insurance agent.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrivals from Port Dalhousie - schrs. E.W. Rathburn, 10,000 bushels corn, and J.G. McGrath, 10,653 bushels corn. The barges Cherokee, Tuscarora and Victor leave this evening for Montreal.
Port Colborne, May 7th - Arrivals - schrs. C.G. Cooper, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; W.J. Suffels, Port Huron, Garden Island, staves; America, Chicago, Oswego, corn; M.A. Muir, Chicago, Oswego, corn; J. Drummond, Courtwright, Clayton, staves; barge A.C. Keating, Toledo, Kingston, corn; props. Empire, Toledo, Kingston, corn; schrs. Augusta, J.R. Benson, M.F. Merrick.
The Lachine Canal was opened for navigation this morning, the water having been let in last night. The steamboats Algerian, Bohemian, St. Francis, Dagmar and Manitoba entered this morning, and will now be able to make their regular trips down the Lachine rapids. The Canal wharves and sheds are loaded with goods, which have been accumulating for some time waiting for the water to be let in. Trains passed over the iron bridge, which spans the Canal, this morning for the first time since it has been extended and overhauled. A large quantity of debris is floating on the water which is unusually muddy, and boards and pieces of planks are being fished out by people in search of fuel. While entering basin No. 1, the Algerian stuck fast, and it was with considerable difficulty that she entered. [Witness, May 7th]
A new steamer, the Milford, was expected to arrive from Ottawa today. We believe she will run regularly on the Rideau Canal during the season, plying between Kingston and Ottawa.