The steamers Wolfe Islander and Pierrepont continued their trips to the islands yesterday, and today without any mishaps. All day Friday a strong north-east wind was blowing which served to help the flow out into the lake, and if the wind continues in a northerly quarter for another twenty-four hours the ice will be gone. Navigation in Kingston has opened earlier this season than for years past.
Want Law Changed.
At the present time the Canadian marine law requires all gasoline passenger boats, no matter how small, to carry a crew of two. The United States law considers one man sufficient to run a small gasoline boat carrying passengers. The Canadian requirement is considered a hardship. For instance, in a boat twenty-five feet long, two of a crew are in the way. One man can operate the wheel and engine, which are close together. An effort may be made to have the regulation changed, and making a crew of one sufficient for boats under two tons.
According to the Railway and Marine World, over 12,000,000 bushels of grain were transported at Kingston during the season of 6.
Capt. S. Whelan has gone to New Liskeard to take charge of the steamer Geisha.
The steamer Fairmount, which has been in the government drydock all winter, undergoing repairs, was floated out today.
It is the intention to have the steamer Pierrepont make a trip to Cape Vincent on Sunday, leaving here at 2 p.m. and returning Monday morning.
Captain James Mahoney, of the schooner Pilot, has his canvas bent and is all in readiness for his first trip of the season. The captain is a hustler.
These are busy days with the M.T. company. All the vessels are receiving a coat of paint, and are being given the finishing touches before they start out for the season.
Donnelly Brothers say they will have the Buffalo steamers in the water by April 15th. They will dredge about the crafts. The contract price for floating the crafts is $39,500.
The schooners Acacia and Suffel will leave for Charlotte as soon as it is possible. The schooners were loaded with feldspar late in the fall, but owing to the rough weather were unable to make the trip.
The steamer Pierrepont will make her initial trip of the season to Cape Vincent tomorrow morning. It is said the old gunboat will not experience much difficulty and will go around by the head of the island.
The M.T. company's fleet will leave for the west as soon as the Welland canal opens.
Capt. McKay Ill All Winter - A Fulton, N.Y. item in the Syracuse Herald says: Captain R.H. McKay, of Kingston, Ont., who came to this city in December to spend a short time visiting friends, is just recovering from a severe illness which he contracted shortly after arriving here. On account of this illness, Captain McKay, who makes his summer home in Kingston and his winter home in......
p.3 Gananoque Tidings, March 29th - The schooner Theodore Voges, which has been in the coal transportation business for some time, is being got ready for the opening of the season.