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p.1 General Paragraphs - A new gang of trimmers are now at work at the coal trestles at Oswego, and the men trimmed the schr. Julia as the first vessel.
The schr. Queen of the West was chartered Saturday, in Chicago, for wheat to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents. This has been the only charter made for several days, as the demand for grain seems extremely light.
Stephen Tyo will sail on the schr. Ella Murton this season.
Steamyachts are already spinning about the harbor just for a trial.
Oldrieve & Horn began fitting out the M.T. company's new schooner Selkirk today.
The new steam barge Aberdeen's route will be between Oswego and Montreal in the coal trade.
T. Vandusen left for Oswego today. He will be master of the schr. John Magee this season.
The str. Princess Louise will be dry-docked at Davis' and receive general repairs before starting business.
The steambarge Alberta is still in Davis' dry-dock. She will be out Thursday, when the str. Nichol enters.
The steam barge Water Lily will be in the cheese trade from Henderson, Sackett's Harbor and way ports to Montreal.
The str. Business, recently sold to F.W. Matthews, Detroit, has been chartered for two trips from Toledo to Kingston with grain.
The schr. Laura D. arrived from Simcoe Island today with marketers. The vessel is looking very neat with a fresh coat of paint.
H. McCambridge left for Lachine, last night, to go on the tug Thompson for the season. The tug was frozen in last fall at Lachine.
The sloop Idlewild has made her first trip this season. She went down to the sand pit at the foot of Howe Island and returned with a load.
Both the barges Glengarry and McCarthy are in the government dry-dock being repaired. The McCarthy will have several new planks put in her bow.
The captain of the sloop Idlewild has been asked to give an offer for the contract of supplying sand for the building of the new bridge at Brockville. He will take a trip down and interview the contractor. Several scows would have to be hired and it would mean a big season's work. The sand would be taken from the pit at the foot of Howe Island.
The following will have charge of schooners on Lake Ontario: E.H. Rutherford, R. Snetsinger; Katie Eccles, James Shaw; Keewatin, James Redfern; Fleet Wing, M. Shaw; Annie Falconer, John Cornwall; Rob't McDonald, I. Matthews; Jessie Drummond, Hugh Rooney; Eliza White, James Slamon; Herbert Dudley, M. McGuanie; Loretta Rooney, William Matthews; Speedwell, Richard Edmunds; F.H. Burton, Thomas Fox; Oliver Mitchell, Matt Hourigan; Mist, John Annal; West Side, James Gibson; M.T. Downing, John McDowell; America, John McDermott; Kate, F.K. Dewetty; Julia, Horn; J.R. Noyes, James Brackin; J.E. Hall, T. Donovan; Albacore, James Braund; M.A. Lyden, G.W. Robinson; Oliver Mowat, Jas. Peacock; Garibaldi, John Breen; Maria Annette, Rob't Heming; Eliza Fisher, R. Rankin; Two Brothers, M. McCrimmins; Annie Minnes, James Savage; Wave Crest, D. Corsan; Starling, M. Mullin; Annandale, Frank McMasters; H.M. Ballou, Smith; O.S. Storrs, John Yott; Delaware, Wm. Montgomery; S.H. Dunn, John Dix; Grantham, Thos. Crawford; B.W. Folger, Daniel Bates; Queen of the Lakes, N. Allen; Flora Carveth, Wm. Wakely; Fabiola, P. Ostrander; S. & J. Collier, Joseph Phelps, jr.; Nellie Hunter, W. Wellbanks; Ishpeming, C.H. Ripson; D. Fort, Wm. Andrews; G.G. Houghton, John W. Carr.
p.4 The str. Greyhound has been sold to Mr. Cooper, of Belleville, for $18,000. Capt. Van Vlack is to have command of her this summer and she is going to ply on the Bay of Quinte route.