A barge arrived yesterday at Portsmouth from Montreal for repairs.
The schr. Neelon arrived yesterday afternoon with coal from Sandusky.
The schr. B.W. Folger arrived with coal from Charlotte this morning.
The boilers of all the steamers of the Montreal transportation company were inspected yesterday by Inspector Adams.
The Cornwall canal opens on May 4th, and there will probably, by that time, be several boats waiting above the canal to come down.
Mr. Chabot, general manager of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, arrived in the city last evening on official business. The compounding of the steamer Spartan's engine has been completed and steam was raised in her today.
The upper lake trade this year appears to be opening badly. There is less stuff to carry and rates are lower than last year. Contracts have been taken for wheat from Chicago to Montreal at 6 3/4 cents per bushel, while last year 8 cents was obtained. From Duluth to Montreal rates have opened at 6 1/4 cents, against around 8 cents last year.
Diver Charles, of the M.T. Co., while repairing the wheel of the tug Thompson, yesterday afternoon, found it necessary to go to the bottom in his diving suit. Being unaccustomed to the outfit he was not as careful as circumstances required, and a slip on the ladder sent him up to the surface with his head downwards and feet up. He was released by his comrades amid much laughter.
TRENTON, KINGSTON and MONTREAL
Calling at St. Lawrence River and Bay of Quinte Ports, Including Ogdensburg.
The A-1 steamer Alexandria, (Capt. E.B. Smith) will leave Gunn & Co.'s wharf every Monday evening at ? o'clock, calling at St. Lawrence River ports, including Ogdensburg, arriving in Montreal on Tuesday afternoon. Returning leaves Canal Basin, Montreal, every Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m., arriving in Kingston on Friday night, leaving for Trenton and Bay of Quinte ports on Saturday morning.
Passenger Accommodation Unsurpassed.
The steamer Alexandria is noted for comfort and the politeness of her officers.
No nicer trip in the world than a passage on this favorite steamer.
Freight carried at the very lowest living rates.
For passage tickets and other information apply to A. Gunn & Co., Agents.