p.1 General Paragraphs - The report that a green flag was hoisted on the schr. Ella Murton at Oswego, on St. Patrick's day, by way of a joke, was not true, and Capt. J. Saunders did not say he would give a reward for the name of the man who hoisted the flag if it had been done.
The steamboat inspectors examined the tug Thistle this morning.
The str. Alexandria begins her trips between Trenton and Montreal on April 23rd.
On Monday men will commence to fit out the steamer Quebec for service. She will clear for Rudd's quarry to load sand for Montreal.
Jake Matthews has been appointed chief engineer of the str. Lorelei, and will commence in a few days to put the machinery in order.
A special appropriation of $10,000 for the new breach in the breakwater at Oswego has been voted by the river and harbor committee, Washington, D.C.
Capt. A. McMaugh arrived from St. Catharines this morning to take charge of the str. Bannockburn. Capt. Maudsley has come to go on the str. Glengarry.
A new steam barge, the Ringleader, will ply this season between Oswego and Ogdensburg. She is owned by Daniel Springer, Alexandria Bay, and has just been inspected.
p.2 Wolfe Island Township Council, April 2nd - ....Resolved that a scow be built for ferry purposes between Simcoe and Wolfe Islands. Resolved that the Council urge upon H.A. Calvin, our representative in the dominion parliament, the fact that a petition from this township and the village of Garden Island was sent to the dominion government last session, asking for the use of one of their many dredges to deepen the Wolfe Island canal in order to afford better ferry accommodation with Kingston. Nothing has been further heard of the matter and the council take this opportunity of calling Mr. Calvin's attention to this important matter, and hope for a favorable reply....