The str. Alexandra is still running, but not on regular time.
The schr. White Oak, from Fairhaven, with 283 tons of coal, is at Swift's.
The schr. Annandale, from Charlotte, is delivering 407 tons of coal for R. Crawford.
The schr. Sea Bird brought slabs from Deseronto for Rathbun & Co., and is now loading ties for Oswego.
The light arrivals are: schr. Emma from Chaumont, and tug Hiram Easton and barges from Cape Vincent.
The barge Otonabee, from Portland, with 125 tons of soap stone arrived at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf today.
The schrs. Singapore and Edward Blake are loading ore, the former for Fairhaven and the latter for Big Sodus. Both get 40 cents (?) per ton, a low rate, but vessel men are glad to accept because they cannot do better.
Tomorrow the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company will lay up five barges, and in a day or two several craft of the Montreal Transportation Co. will go into ordinary. The Companies see no prospect of a revival of trade, and must, of course, reduce expenses.
The prospects of the shipping business is earnestly canvassed by mariners. Opinion seems to be agreed that that there will be a fine opening next spring, that the grain now in stock and accumulating must be moved, and a perfect rush is expected.
p.3 Whats The News? - ship carpentry is very dull.
from Wellington, two cargoes of barley by schr. C. Gearing to Oswego, and one cargo by prop. Argyle to Chicago.