p.2 The steamer Gore is advertised to leave Toronto for Rochester and Cobourg, tomorrow morning. Passengers upwards will meet the Gore at Cobourg early on Saturday morning.
p.3 Opening of the Welland Canal - Early Navigation - The thorough repair which the old line of the Canal has undergone this winter, has approached so near completion, under the efficient management of the Chief Engineer, Mr. Power, that he has resolved to commence feeding in the water on the 21st instant; and we are authorised to say, that the entire line of the Canal will be in a perfect state of readiness to admit the passage of vessels on the 1st day of April. Gravelly Bay is now entirely clear of ice, and as there is little or none in the upper harbours or lakes, any obstruction to navigation from this source need not be apprehended. The prospect of an increased trade this season is very encouraging, as our millers are now paying eight shillings and six pence, New York currency, per bushel for wheat; and it is confidently anticipated that the Welland Canal will, this year, do what our neighbors term a "smashing business."
[St. Catharines Journal]
The new steamer Emerald, built during the past winter at Chippewa, by the Niagara Harbor and Dock Company, is in a forward state of preparation, and will in a very short time, be ready for business. We anticipate that she will prove a very fast vessel, for the power of her engine in proportion to her size is large, and she rides so gracefully on the water as to promise great ease of motion. Neither pains nor expense have been spared in fitting her out, and under the command of Robert Hamilton, Esq., who has been appointed to take charge of her, she cannot fail to be a favorite with the travelling community. The Emerald will run between Buffalo and Chippewa, in connection with the Erie and Ontario Railroad, and will also proceed from Chippewa to Port Robinson. Hitherto America steamers have, by virtue of an Order in Council, been permitted to navigate our internal waters from Chippewa to Port Robinson, but now that there is a British steamer ready to take the route, this order will of course be rescinded.
The Steamer Pilot
For Montreal Direct.
This well known, favourite low pressure boat, will resume her regular trips on the opening of navigation; leaving Kingston as usual, every Tuesday at 2 P.M., and Montreal every Thursday, at 6 P.M.
The owners beg to intimate that some improvement has been made in her boiler, by which they expect her speed will be very materially increased; also other improvements to the boat in general, thereby adding to her comfort and convenience.
H. & S. Jones.
Kingston, March 15th, 1844.
N.B. - H. & S. Jones forbid all persons giving credit to any one on their account, without written orders from their office.