p.1 Strike On Welland Canal - St. Catharines, May 9th - The helpers along the Welland canal went out on strike. The men have been getting $3 per day for assisting vessels from Thorold to Port Dalhousie, but asked for an increase to $4. All the steamboat companies granted the request, with the exception of the Rutland line.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Caspian is being painted today.
The steamer Westport cleared light for Brockville.
The schooner Metzner cleared for Sodus with feldspar.
The sloop Pilot cleared for Picton to load cement for Kingston.
The steamer Rideau Queen is being fitted out at Anglin's Bay.
The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego to load coal for Sowards.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Fairhaven for coal for Anglin.
The steamer Alexandria will arrive at Folger's, from Montreal, Friday night.
The steamer North King is being fitted out at the K. & P. railway wharf.
p. O'Hara, Picton, has been engaged as mate of the steamer North King for the season.
The schooner Oliver Mowat, caulked on Goble's dry dock, in Oswego, N.Y., has been floated again.
The schooner Ford River is being loaded with feldspar, at Richardson's, to be taken to Charlotte.
H.S. Folger, accompanied by H.B. Mills, left today on a business trip to Clayton, N.Y., via the yacht Comanche.
The steamer Cuba arrived at Richardson's, light from Montreal, and will clear with a cargo of corn for Quebec.
The schooner Kitchen, recently purchased by Richardson's, has arrived from Charlotte with coal. The vessel will be used for the feldspar trade.
The steamer Island Belle has been chartered for an excursion to be run from Alexandria Bay and intermediate points to Kingston on Victoria Day.
M.T. Co.: The steamer Donnaconna arrived from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Benson arrived from Montreal with three light barges; steamer Davidson cleared for Duluth; steamer Howe cleared for Duluth; the tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges.
Capt. Bonar, Sr., Cornwall, has sold his tug, the Beaver, to Frank Gilbert, the well-known contractor. Capt. Bonar left for Montreal, where he will turn her over to her new owner. The Beaver was built at Belleville, where she was launched on May 5th, 1892. She was first used on the Bay of Quinte, but has been towing in the Cornwall canal during the past eleven years. Captain James Bonar, Jr., who had been in business with his father, has accepted a responsible position with the Montreal Transportation company.
p.3 Picton, May 9th - A vessel load of basswood will be shipped, next week, from Rednersville to Olcott Beach, N.Y. The lumber is valued at several hundred dollars and is consigned to a firm there for the manufacture of peach baskets. The steambarge Waterlily will carry the cargo to its destination.....The steamer Niagara, it is expected, will be in commission by next week, when she will be on the Montreal-Brighton route as a freighter. Capt. Brooks will be in charge for the season. The schooner Echo, Deseronto, is on the ways for caulking to her hull and general repairs. The schooner William Jamieson cleared today, light, for Oswego, for a cargo of coal.
p.5 Gananoque, May 9th - The schooners Winnie Wing and Tradewind cleared for Oswego last evening.