THE FOLGER BOATS
Will Have A Very Busy Season.
With the approach of warmer weather the summer passenger traffic is beginning to boom, and about the harbor signs of more than usual activity are to be seen. The backward spring and the prevailing cold acted as a damper upon lake and river trips, but from the present outlook, it will not be long before the tourist season is at its height. Nowhere is this more noticeable than at the headquarters of the Folger company, where a record June is expected for the steamers of the "White Squadron." .....(details about specific charters, etc.)
The schooner Clara cleared from Richardsons' with feldspar for Charlotte.
Swift's: steamers Picton down last night; Belleville up last night; City of Montreal westward, this morning.
There is nothing in the report in Gananoque that the schooner Tradewind has been lost. Capt. Daryaw, who arrived this morning, says that the Tradewind was in Sodus when he left there yesterday. The Tradewind is in command of Capt. James Oliver, of this city. She has been making slow runs this season, and that may have given rise to the report.
The steamer Rapids King, of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, will go into commission on June 1st. The vessel was inspected on Wednesday by C.J. Smith, the general manager, Captain Johnston, the mechanical superintendent, and C.B. Knott, the general manager of the company's hotels. The steamer has had her trial trip, and will traverse the rapids in the St. Lawrence. Capt. Batten is in command. Walter Hazlett is chief engineer, and Harry Grange is purser.
p.3 Day's Episodes - The schooner Metzner has arrived from Sodus, with coal for the cotton mill. The vessel will clear again for Sodus.
The tug Myra has arrived from Montreal, with two light barges for the M.T. Co.
p.6 Gananoque, May 31st - Considerable excitement is being felt about town over reports concerning the loss of the coal schooner Tradewind on Lake Ontario. She carried five Gananoqueans, Capt. McDonald, his wife and child, and two young men named Brennan and Cousno.