The schr. Gulnair has gone into winter quarters at Hamilton.
The steamer Armstrong is being fitted for breaking ice at Ogdensburg.
It is expected that the steamer Campana will leave the Port Dalhousie drydock on the 5th.
Capt. Williams, of the prop. Lake Ontario, is still in the hospitable but is recovering rapidly.
The schr. Eureka has arrived from Charlotte. She will load iron ore for Fairhaven at 45 cents per ton.
The arrivals today were few, embracing the propeller Persia from St. Catharines and the D.C. West from Westport.
The claim of the schr. Grantham, to the fastest canal passage is challenged. In 1876 Capt. Ben Tripp made the run from Toronto to Port Colborne in 14 1/4 hours with the D.M. Foster.
A St. Catharines gentleman was here a few days ago. He was questioned in relation to the new Welland Canal and asserted that such would not take place next year any more than at present.
The forwarding companies have refused to carry grain to Montreal at the old rates. Sufficient is not found to make up regular tows. Three cents per bushel on wheat is demanded. Several barges have been laid up for the season.
The schr. Grantham is the only vessel taking iron rails from Kingston to Chicago or Milwaukee that has not leaked. The other vessels were so filled with water that some of the Captains despaired of reaching the ports for which they were bound.
The tug Traveller has been raised and last evening crossed Lachine Lake en route to Kingston. She will arrive here in a couple of days. She has been relieved of her boiler, pony engine, windlass, cables and anchors. Capt. Donnelly has been telegraphed to go to the rescue of the schr. Marysburg, ashore at Port Union, but he cannot leave the Traveller.
The schooners Hartford and D.G. Fort have been chartered to take rails to Chicago at the remarkable rate of $3 per ton f.o.b. These charters will remove all for the C.P.R. for the transhipment of which the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company held a contract. Some 12,000 tons have been moved this year. The vessels now here guarantee to deliver the iron at its destination this season.
Up - Schr. Manzanilla, Northport, Chicago, barley.
Down - Schr. Bismarck, Romney, Garden Island, timber.
Tug Porter and consort, Bay City, Collinsby, timber.
Depth Of The Water - talk with Ira A. Breck.