p.5 News of the World - Navigation between Port Dalhousie and Toronto was opened Thursday morning, by the steamer Lakeside leaving the port on her first regular trip.
MARINEMEN ARE BUSY.
The Opening of Navigation is Anxiously Awaited.
The marinemen are more than busy these days and while getting the vessels in readiness are anxiously awaiting the coming of navigation.
Capt. Carlyle, of the steamer John Sharples, which was laid up at Richardsons' slip, arrived in the city from Port Huron this morning. The Sharples will load stone at Alexandria Bay for Chicago.
Capt. Smith is looking after the new steamer Banshee, which was built at Davis' dry dock.
Capt. Mack Shaw will leave next Thursday for Sarnia, to take over his new steamer Rand.
Capt. Grant Horne has left for Sarnia to fit out his new steamer, the Ida E., purchased this winter.
Capt. George Hammond is over from Wolfe Island, getting everything in shape on the steamer Stranger, and Capt. Corkey is a very busy man on board the steambarge Navajo. Both vessels are in Richardsons' slip.
Stephen Tyo will be first mate and A. Cooper second mate on the barge Ungava this summer.
Walter Collins left yesterday for Hamilton. He will be first mate on the steamer Dundurn this summer.
Many steamers, schooners and barges along the waterfront are receiving their first coat of paint of the season. They are generally given one coat outside before the ice breaks and are finished up after.
Capt. Jeremiah Hurley has left for Chaumont Bay to take charge of the schooner Acacia. He was accompanied by Robert Watts and Frederick Saunders, who will sail with him.
The first steamer to turn a wheel this spring was the Pierrepont. She travelled around the wharf this morning just to try her engines. She will make her first attempt in the harbor on Friday morning.
The steamers Glenmount and Westmount are all ready to sail westward, as soon as the ice in the harbor breaks. It is thought that next week will see the harbor open. The tug Emerson may break a passage up the harbor for these two steamers.