Presque Isle bay is clear of ice. Vessels can get to the docks at Brighton, Ont.
The steamer D.D. Calvin clears from Garden Island tomorrow for Toronto.
The steamer Pierrepont left this afternoon on her first trip of the season to Gananoque.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon was the first to bring a cargo of coal to this port this spring. It arrived at Swift's wharf at nine o'clock this morning.
Capt. Oliver, Kingston, has purchased the schooner Trade Wind from Capt. Philip, Port Hope. It will be used for the coal trade between Kingston and Oswego.
The tugs McIntosh and Signal arrived at Presque Isle, Ont., last night and cleared this morning for Owen Sound dry dock. The ice is leaving Owen Sound bay this morning, and will be all clear by night, if the south wind holds out.
The ferry steamer Plumb was seized at Prescott for infringing regulations. The steward sold a box of cigars to a stranger. Shortly afterward a custom official appeared and detained the boat until a penalty of $400 was paid. The owners of the boat claim there was collusion between the two men and will carry the matter to the authorities at Ottawa.
Capt. Richard La Rush, of the schooner Maggie L., claims the time-honored harbor-master's white hat. He was the last to bring a cargo of grain into the harbor last winter, and the first to do likewise this spring. On January 1st, Capt. La Rush started up the bay with his vessel, loaded a cargo, was jammed in ice for a day or so, and arrived at Richardsons' elevator on January 5th. This morning he sailed proudly down the harbor from Bath, with a cargo of oats for the same elevator, and was given the glad hand by "Joe" Gratton, who announces the arrival as the advance guard of the Mosquito fleet. Capt. La Rush certainly deserves the white hat.
p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero made her first trip this afternoon to Bay of Quinte ports. The steamer gave Capt. "Tom" Clancy, the faithful sentinel of Swift's wharf, a salute as she left the wharf, and "Tom" responded in military style.