The schr. W.R. Taylor, Capt. James Dix, is loading iron ore for Chicago.
The str. Thorn, at Clayton, was given a trial trip last evening. She worked well.
The str. St. Lawrence will make five trips daily from Clayton to Alexandria Bay. She commenced them on Monday.
American exchange: "The tug F.W. Thompson, of Kingston, Ont., a Canadian bottom, has been tied up at Bay City for towing on the Saginaw."
The new barge Brandon, of the M.T. Co., took the largest load of grain to Montreal, through the canal, of which there is any record - 31,040 bush.
The str. Rideau Belle brought to the city this morning 600 boxes of cheese from Jones' Falls and Seeley's Bay, and the str. Princess Louise discharged 400 boxes.
The str. Parks and barges Ironsides and Emu (sic), with deals from Lake Superior, arrived this morning. They are en route to Montreal. Those in charge of the vessels wanted to lighten here, and tow their lighterage with them in a Canadian barge. But as they came from an American port the law would not permit of this being done. They must lighten in an American port, and cleared for Ogdensburg, taking with them a barge owned by R. Davis here.
Arrivals: schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, 156 tons coal; prop. Scotia, Traverse, timber for Calvin Co.; steam barge Nile and barges, 300,000 ft. lumber.
Clearances: sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,350 ties; schr. Craftsman, Ogdensburg, light; schr. White Oak, Charlotte, light; schr. Rutherford, Cleveland, ties.
Visiting Sault Ste. Marie - Capt. Taylor, inspector of hulls, has returned from a trip to the west. He visited Collingwood, Killarney (Georgian Bay) and Algoma Mills. He spent some time in Sault Ste. Marie, a prosperous place. There is a small canal at the Sault which has only one lock. It is a sight worth seeing. Vessels of 2,000 tons gross can lock through it at once. George Dawson, brother of T. Dawson, of Wolfe Island, is a resident....