p.1 Left For Toronto - Port Dalhousie, April 1st - The steamer Lakeside left here this morning on her first regular trip of the season for Toronto, with quite a few passengers considering the unfavorable weather.
The Tariff For Carrying Coal To Ontario.
In a few instances there will be advances in the coal carrying rates upon the lake out of Oswego, N.Y., this season. The following rates have been given out to prevail until September 30th, after which there is to be an advance of five cents per ton each month to the end of the season: Gananoque, 50 cents; Brockville, 55 cents; Kingston, 40 cents; Collins Bay, 45 cents; Bath, 45 cents; Picton, 45 cents; Napanee, 60 cents; Deseronto, 55 cents; Shannonville, 60 cents; Belleville, 50 cents; Trenton, 55 cents; Brighton, 55 cents; Cobourg, 45 cents; Newcastle, 60 cents; Bowmanville, 45 cents; Oshawa, 60 cents; Bowmanville, 45 cents; Oshawa, 60 cents; Toronto, 40 cents; Hamilton, 45 cents; Bronte, 65 cents.
The Outlook Is Bright.
These are busy times along the waterfront. From Cataraqui bridge to the old shipyards at Portsmouth, large gangs of men are employed fitting out vessels of all descriptions for the traffic of the coming season. This year promises to be a record breaker for marine men. The great lake carriers will not go west light, but will carry a much larger amount of freight than in former years, and as many of the biggest steamers will be handling ore and steel rails, it is expected that a larger amount of grain will be transhipped here. The regular season for freighters will not start for upwards of two weeks and by that time all will be in readiness for the start, or, as an old captain said to the Whig, today, there will be no excuse for captains leaving with wet paint this year. The passenger traffic promises to be heavy as well as the freight. Already anxious tourists are booking for hotels and accommodations as far ahead as August, and present indications point to a record-breaking number summering among the islands.
Open To The Cape.
Navigation is now open from Kingston to Cape Vincent, N.Y. The first trip of the season was made Sunday by the steamer Pierrepont, and the regular trips will now be made. The steamer leaves Cape Vincent today, upon the arrival of the train there.
R.T. Loughlin, of Wolfe Island, has purchased the sloop Ariadne from John Eves.
The Calvin Company started this morning to fit out its steamers for the coming season.
The Star-Cole line, of Detroit, will have a daily steamer service between Oswego and the Thousand Islands this season.
The steamer City of Montreal is being fitted out at Swift's wharf and it is expected the steamer will clear for Detroit about the 15th of the month.
It is expected that work on Richardsons' new wharf will be concluded by the end of the week. The work was delayed a few days, owing to the non-arrival of timber.
The steamer Where-Now will start on the Gananoque-Clayton ferry on May 1st. Capt. W.J. Daly, Kingston, will be in charge, with John Bedard as mate and Thomas Timlin engineer.
The steamers Pierrepont and Wolfe Islander so far have not succeeded in making the wharf at Wolfe Island. Capt. Cummings says it will be another week before the Wolfe Islander will be able to make the wharf.
The ice in the river at Clayton went out in record time. Weakened by mild weather, a stiff north wind did the trick in an hour's time. Jay Gardner formally opened navigation, making the trip from Thousand Island Park in the naptha launch Kittie.
p.8 Incidents of the Day - The M.T. company's steamer Fairmount can claim the honor of being the first big steamer to move from one wharf to another in the Kingston harbor this spring. The vessel which has been in the dry dock all winter was towed to the M.T. company wharf this afternoon.