p.1 Report Has Been Sent In - The board which has been investigating the charges against the owner of the str. Bayfield, at Owen Sound, consisted of Messrs. Brunnel, Donnelly and Harbottle. The report was sent to Ottawa and the verdict will be known in a few days.
Capt. C. Beaupre will be master of the schr. Neelon this season.
Presque Isle Bay is clear of ice. Murray canal opened for traffic on Sunday.
Capt. W.J. Waters, Oswego, died on Friday. He was known at nearly every lake port.
Capt. Towers is here looking after the company's interests. The R. & O. N. Co's boats are now in readiness to start out.
The str. Islander went down to Clayton yesterday. She starts at once on her route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.
The schr. Julia, of Kingston, was the first arrival at Oswego. Capt. Horan has got a new silk tile. He says the lake is free of ice.
The schr. Julia was the first vessel to arrive from Oswego with coal this season. She got in yesterday morning with a cargo for Folger Bros. She started out from Glenora. The Julia had a pleasant trip over.
J. Talbert says that his case against an owner of a vessel for salvage when the captain had deserted her, will be taken up in the courts again. A Buffalo lawyer has the case in hand and says Mr. Talbert will have no trouble in getting damages.
Among the appropriations by the United States congress for lake harbors are: Charlotte, $15,000; Great Sodus Bay, $8,000; Little Sodus Bay, $8,000; Ogdensburg, $20,000; Oswego, $27,000; $8,000 to be expended for improving shoals between Sister Islands and Cross-over light, and in the St. Lawrence river between Ogdensburg and the foot of Lake Ontario.
General Paragraphs - The str. Magnet was towed to the pump house dock by the str. Pierrepont this morning, where she will receive a new coat of paint.
The str. Speedwell is at Port Dalhousie to have a new centre-board box put in, be fitted with a new keelson and refastened and overhauled.
Capt. Fox, who for so many years was in the schr. Flora Emma, is negotiating for a half interest in the schr. F.H. Burton, now lying at Port Hope.