The str. Niagara has arrived light from Montreal.
The str. Hiram A. Calvin will clear for Quebec tomorrow with a large raft.
The tug Bronson left for Montreal last evening with three barges, grain laden.
The barge Water Lily left yesterday with 250 tons of granite for Ottawa.
The steambarge Nile, from Deseronto, is discharging bunch wood at Rathbun's dock.
The steambarge Clinton and two barges, laden with deals, passed down the river last evening en route to Quebec.
The steambarge Albion and barges Maggie Muir and Albatross, timber laden, are discharging their cargoes at Garden Island.
A barge from Chicago, laden with heated corn, is being discharged at Portsmouth. The shovellers are receiving $5 per thousand bushels.
When the str. Thompson arrived in Toledo recently she was pronounced by the press of that place as one of the prettiest boats of the kind afloat.
Last evening the str. Pierrepont pulled the schr. A.J. Rogers from Garden Island to Nine Mile Point. Tonight the str. will tow the schr. Manzanilla from the island to the same place.
Cleared - Schr. Cherrey Ames, Chicago, light; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, 130,179 ft. of lumber; prop. Niagara, Manistee, light; schr. Delaware, Oswego, 169,589 ft. of lumber; schr. A.J. Rogers, Chicago, light; str. Thistle, Sackett's Harbor, five cars of fish.
Forwarders say that the prospects for the season were never better. Large quantities of grain are en route for the St. Lawrence from Chicago, Toledo, Milwaukee, and yesterday a cargo came from Sandusky. Considerable grain also comes from Toronto. It reaches that point from Duluth. The freight offered is excellent, nearly double of that offered last year. The forwarders here are doing all they can to make delays unknown.