The Welland canal is expected to open on the 20th.
The sloop Maggie L. cleared for Gananoque, yesterday, to load barley for the malt house.
The work of improving the steamer Maud has not been finished. The painting is not all done. She has to be striped.
The steam barge Tecumseh and two consorts have had $4,000 to $5,000 repairs on them this spring and will start soon for Toledo.
T. Hackett will have charge of a stevedore gang this summer. He is considered a sure contractor for taking a job of unloading vessels.
The Port Dalhousie harbor tug Mary, Capt. Mathews, is chartered to tow barges on Lake Ontario, and will leave for Kingston this spring.
The M.T. Co.'s new steamer Bannockburn will be launched either today or tomorrow. She will leave Middleborough for Canada in a few days.
Capt. Estes, who was captain of the str. St. Lawrence, last season, will not be in the employ of the Thousand Island steamboat company this season. He is in business in Rochester, N.Y.