p.2 ad - Change of Time - str. Hero, Craig, master, on Bay of Quinte. Oct. 5th
p.3 Whats The News - sloops Hector and Aldie of Sacketts Harbor delivering melons.
The Magnet has been laid up here.
The steam barge Caroline is receiving repairs on Davis' dock.
The Ontario & Richelieu Company are now running tri-weekly here.
The steamer Alexandra has discontinued her trips from Trenton to Montreal.
The schr. B.W. Folger has arrrived from Oswego with 100 tons of coal, for Swift.
The schr. Julia is reported inwards from Oswego, light; the schr. Fillmore has sailed from Charlotte with iron and laths.
The schr. Acacia, in leaving the harbor today, sailed too close to the shoal and struck the Martello tower. She was not damaged in any way.
The following have discharged their cargoes at Collinsby: Barge Clyde, 14,104 ft. pine lumber, and barge Grimsby, do., 15,648 ft., from Sault Ste. Marie.
The forwarders think the bottom is out of the trade. They say that western men have cornered the market, and that wheat cannot be expected to move when it is held at as high a value in Chicago as it can be sold for in Liverpool.
Capt. Donnelly, Superintendent of the Dominion Wrecking Company, has received a telegram from C.S. Wilson, Picton, asking if the engine, boilers, shafts, anchor, cables and other materials of the steamer Picton, wrecked at Rondeau Point, can be taken to St. Catharines. Capt. Donnelly has declined to undertake a contract which promised to be so expensive and attended by so much danger. It would certainly cost nearly as much as the machinery is worth to rescue it. The probability is that the owners of the Picton purpose building a boat to replace her, and think it possible to utilize the engine, boilers, etc., of the old craft.
The season of navigation is not supposed to close until the 15th of November when the ordinary insurances expire. It is, however, near a termination; for some craft it is over, and they have gone into ordinary. The books of many vessels now will fail to inspire jubilation. There has been a late spring and an early fall in a shipping sense, and during the brief period that active operations were carried on the freights have not been such as to admit of much margin. It is stated that in not a few cases there will not be a credit balance of one dollar, and that those who have made more than their expenses will require an outlay in 1883, in outfitting, far in excess of their surpluses. The present depression has been anticipated. Already the effects of it have been demonstrated. The schooners are, one by one, now going into winter quarters, and the river fleet must soon be reduced.