Capt. Scott has left for St. Catharines to take charge of the str. Persia for the coming season.
It is said important changes will occur in the M.T. Co.'s appointments this year. Many captains may be surprised.
It is stated that Capt. Colbin, on one of the prop. Tilley's tow barges last year, will have charge of the steamer this season.
The Empire State will be a fine steamer when the work of improving her is completed. As soon as navigation opens she will be taken to a United States port, when alterations will be made.
Some people are evidently tired waiting for spring. An ice boat called Woodduck took a load of lumber from Rathbun's to Cape Vincent yesterday. This is the first freight transported by sail this year.
March 24, 1893
Capt. Hinckley, of the str. Maud, does not think that the Pierrepont will be able to cross to the island before the 15th of April.
At the urgent request of the travelling public the Deseronto navigation company intend putting on a passenger boat to run from Trenton to Deseronto and Picton during the coming season.
Capt. W. Dandy, who will be master of the schr. Selkirk, sailing out of Detroit this season, is in the city. He visited Cleveland and Buffalo recently and met many Kingstonians in these cities, doing well.
A. Hanley thinks the spring will be slow in opening. He says the weather has acted this season like the weather in 1874. On the 22nd April he sailed in the schr. Enterprize from Port Dalhousie, and on the 23rd the boat got stuck in a field of ice near Four Mile Point. He and the sailors reached Simcoe Island and came to Kingston, remaining here until next day, when the ice cleared out.