p.1 Strikers At Buffalo - Unless the conference to be held today between the marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders' Association and the Lake Carriers' Association results in a satisfactory agreement being reached, the opening of navigation at this and other ports on the lakes, will be indefinitely postponed. The propellors Luzon and Panay were all prepared and would have started at day break this morning, but the firemen have left them and they will be unable to get away.
The schooners Clara Youell, Tradewind, Two Brothers, and Annie Minnes will likely clear tomorrow for Oswego to load hard coal.
The schooner Ariadne brought the first grain cargo of the season to the city. She came from Stella with oats for Richardsons' elevator.
The steambarge King Ben cleared yesterday for Oswego, but got caught in the ice in the Batteau channel, and had to return. She left again today.
The schooner Queen of the Lakes, after discharging feldspar at Sodus, left for Charlotte, where she is loading soft coal for the K. & P. railway company.
p.4 Freedom of Shipping - editorial on attempts to have canal tolls abolished.
April 2, 1903
p.1 Steamer Disabled - Oswego, N.Y. - The steamer Niko, which left port for Toronto, with a cargo of coal, was discovered in a disabled condition off Fairhaven. The tug Ferris went to her assistance. It was found she had blown out the manhole plate on the boiler and had to lay to until the boiler cooled. Then the damage was repaired and she went on her course, after only a few hours delay.
Captain Thomas Donnelly is in Midland inspecting some of the turret ships for the Canadian Lakes and Navigation company.
Capt. O'Brien and crew left today for Owen Sound to take charge of the steamer Turret Crown. They will begin fitting out at once.
Superintendent Hewett and Diver Murphy expected to remove the schooner Annandale's anchor from the waterworks' suction pipe today, but the sea was running too high to enable them to do the work.
The steamer Samuel Marshal has been chartered by the Elias Rogers Coal Co., Toronto, and will carry coal to the Queen City during April. She will stop at Kingston dry dock for a day on her way from Brockville to Oswego.
Captain James Dix left today for Owen Sound to fit out the steamer Turret Crown. He is likely to take charge of one of the new steamers now building in England for the Canadian Lakes and Navigation company, and which are due here in June.
p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Marshall, of Superior, came up from Ogdensburg today to enter the government dry dock to have her wheel repaired.