p.2 Mr. William Falconer, manager of Holcomb & Henderson's Forwarding Establishment to leave for Chicago.
Toronto Navigation - steamer Peerless to arrive from Niagara; business is dull.
The Tug Line - The tug service since the commencement has been mainly performed by Calvin & Co., of Garden Island, Kingston, and no doubt arises from all that can be surmised that they have gained the entire confidence of vessel owners, and those merchants who have had to do with them in the way of towing - and the opinion generally entertained is that the public interest would be best consulted (now that there is a movement in regard to a fresh contract) if the service were continued in their hands. Work of this kind is not to be trifled or played with - it requires an ample and suitable stock of steamers, well adapted for the critical work which is to be done, and properly found and appointed in all the requirements adapting them for the towing service. Then again, and though last not least in point of importance, is the good character and experience of the captains, crews and pilots, as well as a solid experience in the general management of the whole undertaking. Such, it is believed, is the reputation of Calvin & Co's establishment, and the knowledge at a distance of their becoming the future tug contractors in the St. Lawrence, would undoubtedly inspire confidence in those who will be engaged in the future trade, etc. A paragraph appears in the last report of the Board of Works, which says: "Tug Boat Service Above Montreal - The amount of tug service performed during the last season, between Lachine and Kingston has exceeded that of previous years, and from no complaints having been received the undersigned have no reason to believe that it was not performed in an efficient and satisfactory manner."
Burlington Bay - clear of ice but no activity.
The Collectorship of Toronto - a new man appointed.
p.3 Imports - March 27,29.