p.1 Marine Insurance Rates Advance - Chicago, April 28th - The marine insurance rates on vessels, given out by the old line companies, show a sweeping advance on all classes of boats, while on the lower grades, the rates are prohibitory. The season of navigation, which has extended until December 12th for two years past, is made to end December 1st. The excess charge on vessels out after that time is so high that practically everything will be in port by the end of November.
p.2 Rideau Canal Report - facts and figures - number of vessels and freight tonnage are both down.
p.3 Port Milford - April 27th - Claud Cole, who spent three winters alone with his family on Main Ducks, (an island in the middle of Lake Ontario) has grown tired of solitude and subleased to Messrs. McIntosh and Selix who have purchased the yacht Ariadne and will take possession at once.
(damaged paper - top of column missing)
- capt. of Chicora overlooking work on steamer in government dry dock.
Joseph Hanley has not yet had any word from the general manager of the R. & O. navigation company regarding a boat for the Cape Vincent route, and did not say that a steamer was bound up from Montreal to go on the route.
Capt. W. Ostrander, with a gang of workmen are renovating, painting and overhauling the machinery and boilers of the steamer C.H. Merritt, preparatory to the opening of the excursion season, about the 24th of May. Capt. Ostrander will have charge of her; P. Farrington, mate; James Noble, Kingston, engineer and John Clark purser.
Arrivals at Richardson's elevator: sloop Maggie L., from Belleville, with 3,000 bushels of wheat; sloop H.M. Ballou, Emerald, 4,000 bushels of wheat; sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island,1,500 bushels of wheat; schooner Annie Minnes, bay ports, 8,000 bushels of grain; tug Maggie May and consort Dandy, Gananoque, 3,000 bushels of wheat; sloop Laura D., Three Mile Bay, light; schooner Pilot, Stella, 2,500 bushels of wheat.
Welland Canal Report.
Port Dalhousie, April 27th - Passed up: Sir S.L. Tilley, Hamilton to Toledo, light; steamer Arabian, Kingston to Port Dalhousie, dry dock.
Port Colborne, April 27th - Passed up: steamer John Rugee, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer S.L. Tilley, Hamilton to Toledo, light.