The schooner Acacia cleared from Booth's for Sodus to load coal for the locomotive works.
M.T. Co.: The steamer Davidson is expected from Duluth with grain.
Capt. Henry Smith, Belleville, has purchased the steambarge C. Hickox, St. Clair.
The steamship India cleared light, last night, from Garden Island for Toledo.
The schooner Maxwell has left the Grove Inn wharf for Deseronto to load lumber.
The steamer Brockville which has been in Davis' dry dock for some time past undergoing repairs left this morning for the Island City.
Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning; Toronto down and up today; steamer Picton down last night; Hamilton due up today.
Richardsons': tug Reid and barge Diamond, with cargo of wheat and oats for Montreal; barge Iroquois is loading barley and oats for Montreal at the elevator.
The steamer Caspian is looking quite spruced up under her general spring fitting out, and scrubbers' and painters' brush. She expects to make her first trip on the 23rd and will undoubtedly keep up the old time deserved popularity gained by the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat company.
Off On An Expedition - yacht V.R.I. going up Rideau on fishing trip; names of crew given.
R. & O. TOURIST TRAFFIC
C.J. Smith, general manager of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, has returned from a visit to the west, and says the prospects for the summer tourist season are excellent. The daily service between Toronto and Montreal, via the rapids, has opened and the boats on the line, the Kingston and Toronto, of recent construction, are very popular with American tourists and Canadian travellers. Mr. Smith states that during the past winter the R. & O. added some forty additional staterooms to the Toronto, and changed the location of her dining room forward to the main deck. The dining-room of the Toronto is now the same size as that of her sister steamer, the Kingston. The steamers are met daily at Prescott by the rapids steamers Prescott and Brockville, giving through connection from Toronto to Montreal down the rapids. The boats reach Montreal in time for connections to be made with the Quebec and Saguenay boats.
With a splendid fleet of steamers in their service the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company is looking forward to a busy season of travel, and Mr. Smith adds that not only is it expected that the American tourist business will be heavy, but the number of Canadians who will this season patronize the scenic route from Niagara to the sea will show a large increase.