Eighteen steamers regularly arrive and depart daily from Clayton.
The barge St. George, with 287,000 feet deals, cleared for Montreal yesterday.
The schr. Erie Stewart has gone to Sandusky to load soft coal for this port.
The freight rate on coal, from Oswego to Kingston, is 30 cents, an increase of 5 cents per ton.
The steam barge Bruno has arrived at Port Dalhousie from Kingston, and goes on the dry dock for repairs.
The tug McArthur, with a raft in tow, is on her way to Kingston. She arrived at Presque Isle yesterday.
The sloop Laura D. arrived from Brockville and discharged 2,000 bush. wheat at Richardson & Son's dock.
The schr. Amazon, with stone from Chicago, was towed from Grindstone Island to Nine Mile Point last evening.
The prop. Cuba arrived today with a cargo of wheat from Chicago for Montreal. There are seventy passengers on board.
A special meeting of the shareholders of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company will be held on the 19th inst., to authorize the directors to issue $500,000 of bonds. The power to issue these bonds was got from the government last session.
The steamer Lotus Eater, owned by Mr. Holden, Syracuse, now at the Thousand Island Park, is creating considerable talk among steamboat men. She was built on the Hudson and is unquestionably, says a correspondent, the fastest boat, large or small, on the river.
A correspondent writes us: "Is it so that the government granted permits to the Montreal Transportation company to take its barges through the Lachine, Beauharnois and Cornwall canals on Sunday and thus cause a desecration of the holy day?" We are credibly informed that such is the case.
The schr. Hannah Butler had a narrow escape from being sunk in Toronto bay. As the steamer Algerian was leaving the schooner was released from her moorings, and before she was observed came right across the path of the steamer, which collided with her, cutting away a part of her jib.
This morning the yacht Atalanta, of Brighton, arrived from Oswego. She will receive a new mainsail and then proceed to Presque Isle. She left Brighton on Saturday last and sailed to Charlotte. From there she cleared for Oswego and started for Kingston yesterday. On board are the owners Ayer Bros., of Brighton; D. Claus, master; W.J. Quick, Stephen Bly and P. Shea.
Arrivals: schr. Midland Rover, Duluth, 21,843 bush. wheat; prop. City of Montreal, Duluth, 15,150 bush. wheat; schr. W.J. Suffel, Toronto, 16,100 bush. wheat; schr. W. Jamieson, Toronto, 10,427 bush. wheat; schr. Manzanilla, Chicago, 20,922 bush. wheat; prop. Enterprise, Duluth, 26,200 bush. wheat; schr. Albacore, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. A.E. Vickory (sic - Vickery ?), Chicago, 20,000 bushels wheat.
Clearances: prop. Scotia and tows, Sandusky, light; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, light; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,200 railway ties.