The scow Masters, which left this port last Sunday arrived at Port Dalhousie Tuesday afternoon, the first arrival of the season.
Tuesday afternoon a Norwegian sailor, while engaged in kedging the schooner Flying Dutchman in the Niagara river, fell from the yawl and was drowned.
No ice can be seen in Saginaw Bay, but it is blocked clear near Charity Islands. Very little ice is to be seen from Point Au Sauble.
Toronto Bay is clear of ice, and vessels are loading with grain for this port and Kingston.
Off Goderich the lake is pretty clear of ice, and the same is the case at Port Austin. At Alpena, water can be seen when the wind blows off land.
The bark Nelson Capt. Mc Coy, took her clearance papers from the Custom House at Milwaukee last Saturday. The captain is in haste to get down to Buffalo.
A new steamboat company formed at Duluth, has purchase the propeller Manistee and City of Freemont. The Zenith City is looking up.
The schooner Type was chartered at Milwaukee, last Monday, for wheat to Kingston $.20
The Howland was chartered at Chicago to load with corn to Buffalo at 15 c or at a low rate to Oswego Shippers option.
The last pile for the ore dock extension at Escanaba was driven on the 29th ult.. IT is intended that the dock shall be ready for use by June 1st. The necessary dredging will be done by a dredge form Sturgeon Bay.
A new tug is building at Buffalo for W. H. Herrick of this city. Her length is 50 feet beam 12 feet, and a depth of hold 6 feet. The engines 14 by 16 ,will be furnished by Knight Sisson & Com.
She will be ready in about two weeks. Her name is to be the Joseph S. Spinney and she is intended for canal towing.