p.1 On Lakes Since '62 - Ogdensburg, N.Y., May 16th - Capt. Harvey H. Brown, of Cape Vincent, was in town yesterday, having piloted the steamer John Sharples down the river to Prescott. This is Captain Brown's first season ashore in over forty-five years. In 1862 he commanded one of the old propellors that plied between Ogdensburg and Chicago, and he has been in active service until now. For many years he sailed the J.R. Langdon, of the Rutland line.
The schooner Jamieson arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.
The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.
The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal at Soward's.
The schooner J.B. Kitchen, loading feldspar at Richardsons', cleared for Charlotte today.
The steamer America will be off the drydock on Monday and will be ready for her regular runs as soon as needed.
The schooner Tradewind arrived at Folger's, from Sodus Point, with coal.
Steamer Alexandria arrived from Montreal at eleven o'clock.
Swift's: steamers Dundurn down Friday night; City of Ottawa up Friday night; Belleville down today; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; schooner Keewatin from Sodus with coal; steamer Aletha from bay ports.
M.T. Co.: steamer Advance cleared for Fort William; schooner Straubenzie from Picton with 18,500 bushels of barley; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal barges, will clear for Montreal with two coal barges and three grain barges.
p.8 The High Water - United States Lake Survey assigns four reasons: abnormal rainfall in Ontario basin; choking of lower St. Lawrence by ice which held back water; building of international dam at head of Galloup rapids, between Big Island and Prison Island, which closed one of the river's natural outlets; and the largely increased flow from the Niagara river. Lake Ontario shows highest April stage since 1886, when it was 5 inches higher; it is 38 inches higher than in April, 1895.