New Steamers For Upper Lakes.
Montreal, April 13th - The new steamer Kaministiquia, built for the Western Navigation company, limited, of Fort William, Ont., has been chartered, through T.R. McCarthy, of this city, to load in April a cargo of pig iron at Middlesbr-on-Tees, England, for Fort William and Montreal. This steamer is of full canal dimensions, and is intended for trade on the upper lakes.
Mr. McCarthy has also chartered a new steamer, now building at Sunderland, England, for the Matthews Steamship company, limited, of Toronto, to load a full cargo of pig-iron at Middlesbro-on-Tees, England, for Fort William in July next. This steamer is also of full canal dimensions, and is intended for the trade between Montreal and the upper lakes.
Gananoque, April 13th - ...Capt. Barrington, of Picton, arrived here during the past few days and has got busy preparing the coal schooner Britton (Briton ?) for the opening of the season.
STIFF GALE ON LAKE.
And Vessels Had To Keep In Harbor.
The tug Frontenac made two trips from Garden Island today.
The steamer Islander is undergoing repairs at the government dry dock.
The steamer Aletha left Monday for Picton. She was expected back today.
Capt. Smith has arrived in the city to fit out his steambarge Kenirving.
Gordon Boyle arrived from Belleville to join the steamer Simla at Garden Island.
The steamer Bickerdike, of the Merchants' line, will leave shortly for upper lake ports.
The work of repairing the schooner Tradewind, damaged by fire, will commence at once.
There was a heavy gale of wind all last night and this morning the water came up over the wharves.
The sloop Maggie L. loaded grain at Richardson's elevator and will clear for Picton, when the weather is favorable.
The tugs Reserve and Scout intended making a trip out to the Brothers today but were held in the harbor by the wind.
The old steambarge Melbourne is undergoing repairs at Davis' drydock and will be turned into a steamer for use at Burlington Beach.
Owing to the heavy gale the schooner Clara was unable to clear, but will make a trip across the lake as soon as the weather is favorable.
S. Fredette, Belleville, has joined the crew of the schooner New Dominion, and William Smith, of the same place, will ship on a schooner out of Kingston.
"Steamer Stranger, of the People's Line, Kingston to Gananoque," is the announcement of Capt. George Hammond, who intends to make regular trips to Gananoque this season.
The steamer Edmonton did not clear from Toronto for Richardson's. Word was received that she would not clear until the 15th inst. as the insurance does not go into effect until that date.
p.5 Pith of the News - The schooner Ford River, with ice from Kingston, for Fairport, Ohio, arrived at Port Dalhousie on Tuesday morning. This is the first west-bound boat to arrive. She is awaiting the opening of the new canal which is expected on Thursday.