HARD TO GET MEN.
The graveyard for ships, situated below Anglin's bay, has recently made room for several more old wooden boats. The old-fashioned wooden barge does not pay for operation and soon will be a thing of the past, as vessels of all descriptions built to operate on the great lakes, are being built with steel hulls. The graveyard at Anglin's bay contains the hulls of a large number of old time barges, which have ceased to be of use for anything but firewood.
Marine men who are looking after the cleaning up of the vessels and putting them in shape for the season, state that it is very difficult to secure enough help for the work, and that this had proved a great drawback.
M.T. Co.: Steamer Parent, of Chicago, arrived with 80,000 bushels of corn; steamer Pueblo, of Chicago, with 50,000 bushels of corn, cleared for Chicago; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.
The steamer Whitney was unloaded at Richardsons' and cleared at five o'clock, Thursday morning, for Oswego, for coal, on her way back to Chicago.
The steamer Alexandria is expected at Folger's on Monday, from Picton, when the steamer will resume its regular runs.
The schooner Tradewind arrived at Gananoque, Wednesday night, from Oswego, with coal for Robinson's.
Buoys Are Being Set.
The government steamer Scout has been engaged placing the gas buoys in the Canadian channel between Kingston and Prescott during the last three weeks. The buoys are nearly all in position now and for the balance of the season the Scout will be busy recharging the buoys with acetylene gas, each one receiving attention at least every three weeks.
p.3 Gananoque, April 25th - The schooner Theodore Voges made a record trip to Oswego and return, leaving here on Friday last. She left Oswego on Monday morning, reporting here that evening, unloaded the cargo of coal and cleared again for Oswego Tuesday evening. Captain Bernard is something of a hustler.
Picton, April 25th - The schooner William Jamieson arrived in port yesterday from Oswego, with a cargo of coal for Lake & Killip. The steamer Varuna will not commence her daily trips between Picton and Trenton for two or three weeks. It is understood Capt. Collier expects to put a larger boat than the steamer Reindeer next year on the Cressy-Napanee route.
p.5 Pith of the News - The fishing tug Searchlight, of Harbor Beach, Mich., is missing, and is believed to have sunk in Lake Huron, with her crew of six men.
The Soo river is now opened and the vanguard of a fleet of one hundred steamers which have been held up at Detour, some of them for ten days, have arrived at the Soo.
p.8 The Yacht Club Dance - a success in every way.
Incidents of the Day - The schooner Suffel is at Richardsons' slip, and will load feldspar tomorrow.
The R. & O. company's steamers Hamilton and Picton leave on their first trips on May 5th.
John Gaskin, Jr., Albert street, left yesterday for Cleveland to accept a position on the steamer Falcon.