p.1 A Veteran Sailor - Detroit, Mich., April 13th - Capt. Chineas Clark, 78 years of age, one of the old time vessel masters on the great lakes, is dead here. He was born at London, Ont. In 1827 he took to sailing at ten years of age and at twenty was captain of the steamer Pacific, running between Chicago and Milwaukee. Later he was master of several other boats and part owner of two. He retired twenty years ago.
Capt. Chartrand, a St. Lawrence river pilot, left today for Ogdensburg to assume his season's duties.
The steamer Cuba, in drydock at Port Dalhousie, is ready to enter the water and resume her season's route.
Capt. Chamberlain Irwin left today for Sault Ste. Marie to take command of the big freight steamer Barlum.
A steamer was observed crossing Lake Ontario Wednesday afternoon. With the aid of marine glasses its course could be followed from this city, but the name could not be made out.
The steamer Fawcett consumed an hour in making the trip from Wolfe Island this morning. The ice in the middle of the channel is still fairly solid and interferes with the steamer's daily trips.
About 25 men are employed in the shipyard at Portsmouth, repairing and fitting out the fleet of barges of the K. & M. forwarding company. As soon as the St. Lawrence canals open the barges will clear for Coteau Landing.
The schooner Clara Youell, Capt. Oliver, was the first sailing vessel to move in the harbor this spring. This morning she sailed from Crawford's wharf, foot of Queen street, to Swift's wharf, foot of Johnson street. She looked splendid sailing up among the ice floes. Where she now lies she will receive her finishing touches, preparatory to beginning the season's work.
The Ice Is Firm
The steamer New Island Wanderer, Capt. James Allen commanding, yesterday made an attempt to force a passage through the ice to Cape Vincent, but was unable to complete the trip. She reached a point about two miles from the foot of Wolfe Island, where ice unusually thick was encountered and which would not yield to the repeated efforts of the sturdy craft, so she returned to the city. Tomorrow another effort will be made to force a passage. The American channel is entirely clear of ice, from Ogdensburg to Lake Ontario, and if the ice blockade in the Canadian channel can be overcome tomorrow, regular daily trips will be inaugurated at once between this city and Cape Vincent.
p.8 Incidents of the Day - E.E. Horsey, manager of the Lake Ontario Navigation company, returned today from a business trip along Bay of Quinte ports.