Capt. Noonan continues to carry big loads of freight up and down the canal.
The schooner Philo Bennett has cleared from Consecon with the first cargo of barley.
Yesterday the Prince Arthur was ordered off her route between Clayton and Montreal for the season.
The divers at the shoal are still working with the crowbar. The rock, however, is getting quite hard.
Three new swing bridges will be erected this winter on the Rideau Canal, at Burritt's Rapids, Smith's Falls and Chaffey's.
The steamship Athabasca is at Father Point. This is the first of the Canadian Pacific Railway steamers. The second steamer, Alberta, is now at sea.
The storm signal, cone and drum have been hoisted and the indications are that we will have a big gale. The wind will bring down the fleet of vessels that are above.
The grain in the steam barge Clinton will probably be removed to Oswego, where it will be sold. Tenders were received today for the grain from a number of firms.
The steamers are asked not to approach so close to the scows employed by the workmen on the shoals. There is much danger to the divers below. The other day a steamer ran so close that one of the fastenings of the scow was carried away.
A lumberman states that if the Rideau Canal had an average depth of eight feet, instead of five feet six inches, all lumber from around Ottawa for shipment to the States would go by the canal. The cost of increasing the depth would be $1,000,000.
Thos. Beckerstaff, of Montreal, arrived here last night and this morning inspected the damaged corn in the steambarge Clinton. He found 13,515 bushels in a heated condition, and has recommended that the grain be sold in the interest of all concerned. 3,964 bushels was found sufficiently good to be transhipped. One of the shippers is now in the city and will sell the stuff.
Royal Mail Line - The tri-weekly line will commence next Tuesday, leaving here for Toronto and Hamilton on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and for Montreal on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Passport will leave here tomorrow morning for Montreal on her last trip and will lay up at Sorel for extensive repairs. The Corinthian passed down this morning with a large load of American tourists.