The harbour has again assumed a quiet appearance.
The schr. Huron loads 2,676 sacks of salt for Chicago at $1.00 per ton.
A number of vessels are loading grain at Toronto for Kingston, at 1 3/4 cents.
The unfortunate Josephine has been taken down the St. Lawrence to be sold.
The schr. St. Andrews, Detroit, 15,150 bushels wheat, was the only arrival today.
The schr. B.W. Folger sailed last evening for Oswego with 635 telegraph poles at 20 cents f.o.b.
Freights on the upward trip are very low, but some vessel men take lumber and ore rather than go light.
The damaged wheat of the schr. Hyderabad, 9,752 bushels, was sold to a Milwaukee firm for $525.
The steamer Varuna broke her wheel yesterday and was towed to Trenton, there to be fitted out with a new wheel.
In spite of rumours western rates have been one continuous advance for several weeks. Vessels were chartered yesterday from Chicago here at 1-2 cents on wheat.
The arrivals here yesterday were: Albatross, Toledo, 22,l451 bush corn; A.G. Ryan, Fair Haven, 248 tons coal; Manzanilla, Chicago, 22,400 bush corn.
The new str. Silver Spray, which will run between Milford and Kingston, is now lying at the foot of Union Street. She is of nice model and has a light draft.
The steamer Pierrepont has been thoroughly repaired. She left this afternoon for Gananoque from which place she takes a party on a moonlight excursion.
Much complaint prevails among the barge men, who travel on the Rideau, at the delay caused by the lock men at Brewers Mills. The Superintendent should look into the matter.
The steam yacht Princess Louise, from Ottawa, arrived last evening with a party of excursionists, among them the owner, Mr. Wickstead.
The sch. Morwood left for Fairport with 472 tons of iron ore. The schooner Sweepstakes loaded 90,000 deals, and the White Oak 20,000 deals, for Cleveland.
The tug Bronson left this afternoon for Montreal with the barges Star, 16,568 bush wheat and 2475 bush corn; Toledo 22, 186 bush corn; Detroit, 18,985 bush wheatl; Yamaska 11,421 bush corn; Colborne, 21,220 bush cornl; Milwaukee 22,426 bush corn.
A New Phase - the case of the sch. Preston - more on damaged grain duty - American vessels can take damaged grain from here to any American port and sell it. - details.
June 19, 1880