p.1 Thousand Island Park, April 4th - ...The steamer Islander made her first appearance this season on Friday.....again in command of Capt. A. Kendall, Clayton.....The steamer Alberta, Capt. Gus Hinckley, is busily engaged in putting down the buoys on the shoals....
Two new spars for the steel barge Brighton are being prepared at the M.T. company's docks.
The steamer Chieftain, from Garden Island, was in port today for some material for the Calvin company.
Owing to extensive repairs under way the Welland canal will not be open for traffic until about May 1st. This is considered exceptionally late.
The board of directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company met on Friday last and appointed the following pursers: Corsican, W. Clark; Algerian, H. Dubois; Spartan, W.R. Tandy; Passport, Mr. Hall; and Hamilton, Capt. Blake.
April 6, 1898
The Laura D., with barley from Picton, is unloading at Clark's malt house.
The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa will arrive from Charlotte this evening.
The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts will leave Garden Island for Toronto on Saturday.
Capt. D. Noonan, Chaffey's Locks, is preparing the steamer James Swift for the season's work.
The sloop Maggie L. arrived last evening with 3,000 bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons.
The schooner Annandale cleared for Charlotte yesterday to load coal for the Rathbun company.
Nicholas Henderson's steam yacht Mary will be launched from the ways at Clark's malt house on Saturday.
Hon. Mr. Blair promised a delegation, of which alderman James Stewart was one, to have the Lachine canal opened by April 25th, and to have all the canals opened as near that date as possible.
Capt. E. Booth, jr., writes down that the steamer Cambria, purchased by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, has been pretty well overhauled and steam raised in her boilers. She will be ready to leave for this port as soon as the canals are opened.
Will Have Charge Of It.
The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company have completed connections with the Coteau elevator, but the company's plant will not be removed from Portsmouth. Extra transportation capacity has been chartered to look after the grain passing through here. The Coteau elevator will be completed by the 7th of May, and James Stewart, local manager for the K. & M.T. company, will take charge, still retaining his office here.