p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton is loading lumber for Oswego and bring coal back for Walsh.
TO RUN TO ALEXANDRIA BAY.
On Saturday afternoon the str. James Swift made a trip to Alexandria Bay and return. Capt. Noonan had on board a small party of friends and needless to say, the first trip of the season among the islands was greatly enjoyed. During the winter the Swift has been improved and made even more elegant inside than she previously was. Her cabin is very pretty and comfortable while her searchlight is made of copper and there are few around here with the same force. As the steamer runs a great deal by night this season the light will be used coming up the canal. It is Capt. Noonan's intention this season to run to Alexandria Bay on Sundays. On leaving Ottawa the papers will be issued for Alexandria Bay via Kingston. In this way she will be able to call at Kingston Sunday morning, take on passengers and return in the evening, the same as is done by the str. North King. The captain also expects to secure more round-trip passengers on account of this. People from Ottawa will make the trip just to see the islands.
The Rathbun company, Deseronto, has purchased the timber strewn around Lake Ontario which came over Niagara Falls last winter.
The str. Empress of India is being overhauled and refitted at Picton preparatory to going on the St. Catharines and Toronto route.
The str. Glengarry, with Minnedosa, Toledo to Kingston, corn, reached Port Colborne yesterday. The W.B. Hall is also in the canal for Kingston with grain.
The barge Baltic discharged 1,800 bushels of wet corn at Port Colborne to be shipped in cars to Brantford starch works. The Baltic discharged her cargo at Portsmouth last week.
On the up trip the str. Bannockburn caught up with the str. Glengarry and took the barge Winnipeg from her. In future the Bannockburn will tow the Winnipeg unless a big rush comes on.
On her return trip from Alexandria Bay on Saturday the str. James Swift caught in a fog just above Clayton and had to lay up for an hour or so. Capt. Hinckley took the steamer down, going through the new channel and Capt. Scott brought her back.
There will be at least 300,000 bushels of grain at the M.T. Co.'s dock tonight or tomorrow morning. The prop. Glengarry, with barge Minnedosa; the str. Bannockburn, with barge Winnipeg, and the str. Egyptian, with consort Churchill, are expected.