p.5 The First Arrival - Port Colborne, April 16th - Navigation through the Welland Canal was practically opened at seven o'clock this morning, with the first arrival of the season, the steamer Imperial and barge 41, bound from Sarnia to Toronto with oil. Capt. Morrison stated that he arrived off the harbor, last evening, but owing to the heavy ice and fog, did not attempt to enter the harbor until daylight. The ice extends for quite a distance up the lake, and towards Buffalo, and in places is very solid.
The steamer George Howe cleared from Richardsons' today.
The steamer Glenmount and consorts Ungava and Hamilton, left today for Fort William.
The schooner Clara cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for Robertson's at Gananoque.
The steamer Aletha is off the dry dock and will likely make her first trip up the bay on Saturday.
The schooners Bertha Kalkins and Ford River, lying at Four Mile Point all day yesterday, were able to clear for Oswego.
The government steamer Scout is at the Kingston and Pembroke wharf. Many of the buoys in this section have been placed.
Capt. John Corkey, of the steamer Navajo, was treated to a cold bath at Cape Vincent, on Wednesday night. He was coming aboard his steamer when he slipped on the plank and fell head foremost into the icy water. His mates on board ship heard the splash and the shout for help, and ran to his assistance. He was rescued, none the worse for his sudden plunge.
April 17, 1908