The schooner Maggie L. cleared today for Glenora with pig iron.
Ex-councillor James Halliday, of Portsmouth, is having a steamyacht built, and declares that it will show its stern to anything of its size in the harbor.
The steambarge Reliance is in Belleville loaded with egg coal for the Rathbun company. This is the first vessel to arrive in the harbor this season and is the earliest arrival for many years. The vesselmen report a fine voyage over the lake.
Captains Milligan and Telfer, of the M.T. company, left today for Newcastle-on-the-Tyne, England, to take over the two new steel steamships being built, one to replace the Bannockburn and the other for the company's increasing business.
p.3 Kingston As A Port - Kingston's old established record as an important shipping port is still being maintained. For the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1902, there was collected as steamship inspection dues $1,423.16. Only one other port in the province exceeds this amount, viz. Toronto where $2,371.72 was collected.......During the year 162 Dominion steamers were registered in the Kingston division. Their gross tonnage was 20,143. Thirty one steamers, not registered in the dominion, were inspected here. The latter's gross tonnage amounted to 2,400.
p.5 Goderich - Opening of Navigation - We went down to the harbor on March 18th, the lake was open, no ice to be seen save a strip in the middle of the lake, and every appearance of the opening of navigation struck the eyes. There lay the Tuttle, the W.H. Rounds (with Capt. and Mrs. Estelle aboard), the Senator, Capt. Charles Anderson, and all our own craft farther up. These vessels wintered with safety in our harbor. The Tuttle is to be sold. Our fishing fleet have a new tug, the Manitou, built the past winter on Mariton's Island. The boats expect to leave April 1st. Mr. Maloney, Kingston, returned lately from Chicago, to work at the Doty Engine works again.
Incidents of the Day - Efforts are being made to form a sailors' union in this port.
Capt. Jerry Hurley will shape as first mate on the schooner Minnedosa.
The steamer Aletha does not begin her trips to Picton until Friday next. Her officers will be the same as last season.
p.8 To Bring Out New Steamer - Capt. Milligan, St. Catharines, who sailed the steamer Rosemount last season, is in the city. He will leave in the course of a few days for England to bring out the first of the M.T. company's new steamers now building there.