The tug Jessie Hall arrived with seven barges, light, from Montreal.
The tug Hall leaves for Montreal this evening with 120,000 bushels of grain.
The schooner Antelope arrived at Garden Island last night with timber from Toledo.
The steam barge C.U. Pratt has been seized in Detroit. There was a claim of $471.85 for repairs for machinery.
Mr. McIntyre, of the Syndicate, has placed his boat house at the disposal of Mr. Ross during his stay in Prescott in training for his race with Hanlan.
The schr. J.M. Scott, from Chicago, with 24,000 bushels of corn, and the prop. Russia, from Chicago with wheat, have arrived. The latter lightened 7,000 bushels.
By a late regulation of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., school teachers are allowed return tickets anywhere on the lines operated by the Company for single fare, on presentation of their certificate. The pedagogues will appreciate this advantage during the holidays. Clergymen and students will also be accorded like privileges.
The vessel men in the harbor are talking loudly about the high towage charges on the Welland Canal. What are the St. Catharines people doing about the matter? Several owners of tugs are awaiting their action and unless a remedy occurs very shortly a competing line of tugs will be placed upon the canal.
The new tug D.G. Thompson, of the Montreal Transportation Company, will be launched on Tuesday next. She measures 113 feet keel, 19 feet beam, and 10 feet depth of hold. Her registered tonnage, under deck, is 134 tons. Her upper works have not yet been measured. The engines and boilers will be placed in her after she is in the water. The boiler has been tested to a cold water pressure of 150 lbs. without a leak.
Capt. J.F. Allan has, with one of the Calvin's tugs, pulled the schr. Anglo-Saxon off the Gull shoal. She is now safe at Garden Island. The vessel was considerably shook up, as she lay on very rugged ground. Ninety-one pieces of timber were taken from the vessel before she floated. The sea ran so high that the vessel had to be pumped out twice. Her damages have not been ascertained. The vessel will be docked for repairs.
The tug Frank Perew will arrive tomorrow from Belleville with the first shipment of grain from Chicago via the Midland and Belleville. The cargo consists of 40,000 bushels of corn. There are 40,000 bushels more to be shipped on Tuesday next, for which the M.T. Company are sending barges up the bay. If Belleville desires to secure the grain trade it will have to look carefully after some of its trimmers. The actions of some of these this week are not regarded with satisfaction by vessel men, and if the trouble does not cease the crafts will not go there.
Supervising Inspector General Dumont, of Washington, says that there will be no more latitude given to foreign steam vessels who fail to comply with the inspection law passed last winter. Three months notice has now been given. The steamers that could not pass were allowed to go upon promise that they would repair the difficulty at the home ports, but many of them have come back without attending to the matter. Hereafter each one will be fined $500 upon clearance without proper equipments. Canadian steamers had better look out.