p.3 Marine Notes
The third raft of the season was expected to leave Garden Island today. It consists of 18 drams of timber.
Swift's Dock - Called - The Corsican, from Hamilton; Ocean, from Montreal; Lawrence, from Ogdensburg; D.C. West, from Portland; and Armenia, from Picton.
There has been much controversy as to whether mates of vessels were to be considered as officers, and being officers, whether they must be American citizens. In a recently issued pamphlet of decisions rendered in April, 1878, the Treasury Department says that mates must be recognized as officers, and consequently must, according to the statutes, be American citizens. [Oswego Times]
The Ogdensburg Journal says the boats of the N.T. Line are already carrying an unusually large number of passengers on both the eastern and western trips. Never before, so early in the season, has the passenger travel been so good as now. The freighting business also opens good. The boats going west have better loads than for several years past. The N.T. Company appears to be opening the season prosperously.
The Light-House Department have given notice that from about June 10th a third class iron can buoy, painted red, will be placed on the extreme south point of the shoal extending in a southeasterly direction from North Point in Thunder Bay. The bearings of the buoy from prominent points will be given after it is placed.
The following telegram was received at Chicago from New York on Saturday: Owing to the very vigorous warfare of lake ship owners upon the proposal of Capt. Parker, Secretary of the American Ship-Masters' Association, to the Inland Lloyds, to relieve the latter from the classification and registration of vessels after this year, it has been decided to give up the plan for the present. It is thought the lake enterprise would not pay, and the secretary was too fast to extend the conquests of the "Record."
Port Colborne, May 21st - Up - schooner Elvina, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; G.C. Trumpff, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Lewis Ross, Kingston, Black River, light; America, Oswego, Chicago, light; Lily Hamilton, Kingston, Travers City, light; Havana, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Comanche, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Mystic Star, Oswego, Chicago, coal; H. Fitzhugh, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; G.M. Neelon, Kingston, Toledo, light; Belle Mitchell, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; T.R. Merritt, Port Metcalfe, Toledo, light; Daniel Lyons, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Oliver Mitchell, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Florida, Kingston, Port Huron, light.
Down - schrs. Albatross, Bay City, Port Dalhousie, timber; Montmorency, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Montana, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Cascade, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, coal; J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, Port Metcalfe, timber; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, Kingston, corn; St. Louis, Toledo, Kingston, corn; J.G. Evarts, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; Tempest, Muskegon, Kingston, lumber; props. St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Lowell, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Empire, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.