p.1 The Canal Open - Port Dalhousie, April 27th - The Welland Canal was opened up at 1 p.m. The steamer Melbourne was the first boat up. There is a large fleet to follow.
The tug Hall was launched from the M.T. company marine railway yesterday afternoon.
The schooner Jamieson, from Port Darling, unloaded wheat at the M.T. company elevator this morning.
Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Maggie L., Katie Eccles, and Monitor from bay ports with wheat.
The tug Nellie Reid, with three grain-laden barges, leaves this evening from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.
Capt. William Simmons, late owner of the schooner Annie Falconer, has been engaged as mate on the schooner S.H. Dunn.
The schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte last evening with coal for Crawford & Co.
The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared late last night from Richardsons' wharf for Georgian Bay where she will be engaged during the summer. Capt. Staley was bound to get away before unlucky Friday arrived.
Welland Canal Report.
Port Colborne, Ont., April 27th - The steamer W.P. Ketchum was the first (line unreadable) of navigation at this port. She is grain laden from Chicago to Kingston and was allowed to proceed through the canal to the head lock at Thorold to await the repairs to the locks which probably will be completed by Saturday. The steamer Niko and barge steamer Panther have also arrived.
There is considerable ice off this port but it does not interfere with the movements of boats. The tug owners could not agree to form an association at their meeting held last week and intend going it wild this season.
Down: W.P. Ketchum, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Niki (sic), Chicago to Prescott, corn; Panther, Chicago to Kingston, corn.
Port Dalhousie arrivals: steamer Langdon, steamer McVittie, steamer Orion and barge, steamer Bothnia and barge, steamer Lake Michigan, schooner S.H. Dunn. There are now some twenty-eight boats waiting to lock up. It will probably be Friday night or Saturday morning before they will be able to commence.
Personal Mention - On Tuesday Capt. Coleman Hinckley, of the steamer Columbian, was married to Mrs. Lavinia McCarter.