p.2 The navigation of the Lake and River is now open, and from the merry note of preparation at our wharves, we may expect a busy, and, for the sake of our commercial friends, we sincerely hope a lucrative season.
In consequence of the free intercourse with the American shore, we may anticipate a very general intercourse with Brother Jonathan, whose striped bits of bunting will, doubtless, in a few weeks, strew our harbour thick as "autumnal leaves."
The Niagara, Captain Mosier, arrived this morning from York, and proceeded immediately to Prescott, being her second trip this season.
The Dalhousie and Toronto are performing their regular trips. The Sir James Kempt, Capt. Gilderslieve, is just ready to start for the head of the Bay.
The Alciope, Captain McKenzie, will leave tomorrow for York and Niagara, at 8 o'clock in the morning.
Some of Mr Archibald Macdonell's forwarding Barges, laden with produce, left this for Montreal in the course of the week, being the first from our Harbour this season.
Melancholy Occurrence - We regret to learn that on the night of the 8th instant, the schooner Prescott, of Toronto, Ross, master, the property of John Macpherson, Esq., foundered on the bar, northwest of the York lighthouse, opposite the garrison. It appears that there were 12 persons on board, including passengers and sailors. - Three of the passengers were drowned, and five badly frozen. 4,500 bushels of wheat, and a large quantity of flour were on board, the property of Messrs. George Munro and James F. Smith, merchants of York.
The Courier states, that the schooners George Fourth, Lady Colborne and Lady Hillier, are on shore in the York Bay.