The schooners Maggie L. and Laura D. have cleared for bay ports to load grain.
The S.S. Bannockburn came out of its winter quarters in the government drydock today.
J. Claxton Davidson, Toronto, has purchased the steamer Island Queen from the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company. The Queen, in all probability, will ply between Toronto, Oakville and Lorne park.
The steamship Rosemount and Bannockburn, and the steamer Glengarry, with their consorts Winnipeg, Dunmore, Selkirk, Melrose, and Minnedosa, will clear from the M.T. company elevator early next week for Lake Superior.
Mr. Bulmer, one of the principal shareholders in the Knapp roller boat, is in Prescott in the interest of the company. The boat has progressed so well under the supervision of Mr. Morgan that a satisfactory trial can be made in the course of three or four weeks.
"Joe" Gratton, of Richardsons' elevator, expects the mosquito fleet to sweep down for the Bay of Quinte by the end of this week, and to execute special manoeuvres in the harbor. The sloop that found difficulty last summer in rounding Point Frederick is the flagship of the fleet, as it has been thoroughly overhauled and sports a new suit of canvas.
Incidents of the Day - On Thursday the steamer Islander leaves for Clayton to commence the white squadron traffic on the river.
The steamer James Swift is now undergoing a few repairs. She leaves for Ottawa about May 1st.
p.5 Mackinaw Straits Open - Mackinaw City - The S.S. Pentland was the first boat to pass the straits of Mackinaw for the season of 1901. She was bound down and passed into the north channel for Lake Huron. It is believed she will get through safely, as the ice is soft.