p.3 Yachts Off for Belleville - This afternoon the yachts Gracie, Garfield and Laura left for Belleville, where they take part in the regatta on Friday. The Laura will have Capt. Blake, of Sackett's Harbour, as sailing master; Capt. Curtis will handle the tiller on the Garfield, and Capt. McCarty will control the yacht Gracie. Commodore Carruthers will be in attendence.
The schr. W.R. Taylor is lying here in ordinary.
The schr. Riverside, from Chicago to Kingston with corn, is in the Welland Canal.
The mail boat yesterday morning ran into the wharf at Brockville and tore away a part of it.
Capt. Miller, of the schr. Cameron, had to retire because of ill-health. He arrived in the city today.
The steam yacht Annie Laurie, owned by S.B. Hance, now makes daily trips between Alexandria Bay and Kingston.
Three hundred pieces of timber were discharged from the schr. W.R. Taylor yesterday, at Garden Island, in five hours.
The steam barge D.D. Calvin and schrs. Bavaria and Prussia arrived at Garden Island today. They have timber cargoes from Cheboygan.
R. Crawford, coal dealer, has completed his contract for the delivery of 1,400 tons of coal at the penitentiary. The schr. Julia arrived yesterday with the last cargo.
The schr. W.R. Taylor, (Capt. James Dix) went to Cheboygan, loaded timber and returned to Garden Island in twenty-six days. The distance covered was 700 miles.
The tonnage dues on Canadian vessels entering American ports are 3 cents per registered ton. In 1883 the tax was 30 cents per ton, in 1884 it was 9 cents, and last year the dues were not collected at all.
The schr. Edward Blake, (Capt. McEvoy), light, struck Bar Point, Detroit River, lighthouse several days ago during a fog. A hole was knocked in her side. She was headed for Amherstburg, but before she reached the place she sank. She was insured, and was owned by Mr. Chisholm, St. Catharines. She has since been towed to Detroit for repairs.
Arrivals - schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, 151 tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 210 tons coal; schr. Julia, Charlotte, 233 tons coal; barge Moravian, Macdonald's Cove, wood.
Cleared - schr. Clara White, Cape Vincent, 1,800 ties; Col. By and barges, Ottawa, light.
p.4 The Hennepin Canal - at Chicago to connect Great Lakes with Mississippi River.