The new tug for Capt. Allen is nearly ready for launching.
The steamer Magnet laid up at Clayton last night.
The steamers have ignored the Wolfe Island canal this season.
The Maud did not return from Cape Vincent last night on account of the smoke.
The up mail steamer Algerian arrived at midnight. The down steamer Corsican was an hour late.
The steamer Maud left this afternoon on her last trip to the camp ground. She carried a large party.
The steamer Armstrong was to have run to Kingston yesterday in an excursion from Brockville but she did not turn up.
The steam barge Adventure is undergoing repairs at Powers' shipyard. She will enter the fall grain trade.
The schr. C. Gearing is loading ties and lumber for Oswego, shipped by H.B. Rathbun & Co.; rates, 4 cents on ties and 8 cents on lumber.
The steamer Island Chief in attempting to run through the smoke from the St. Lawrence to the Morristown camp ground on Wednesday, struck on a shoal near Refugee Island. She was lightened by the Chaffey and then hauled off.
The prop. Celtic arrived last evening from Prescott. She was the first propeller that ventured to make the trip up. Others being tied up at different places along the St. Lawrence. Mr. Legant, the pilot, is an experienced hand at the wheel. The Celtic has cleared for Chicago.
The steamer Gipsy arrived this morning. Capt. Fleming reported that the tug Carlyle was passed near Foster's Mills and was thought to be aground. The last lock on the Rideau Canal, connecting with the Grand River, can hardly be opened owing to the great quantity of sawdust which was collected behind the gates.
The dredge at Portsmouth harbor is working successfully. It is expected that a uniform depth of water, 13 feet, will be secured, which will be required for the large vessels which are expected bye and bye to come down the lakes. At present, at the end of the wharf, there is a sufficient quantity of water for all purposes.
There was a rumor this morning that a mishap had occurred to the str. John Thorn, but the story was soon corrected, as the well known whistle was heard as the boat entered the harbor with a large excursion party aboard. The steamer since Tuesday night had been engaged in towing schooners up the river. She moved about in the dense smoke without incident.
Welland Canal - Bound Down.
Nevada, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.
Manzanilla, Point Sauble, Collinsby, timber.
Prussia, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.