The sailors' wages in Chicago have been advanced to $2.50 per day.
The schr. Singapore cleared today with 190,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.
The schr. Albatross, from Toledo, is discharging timber at Garden Island.
The schr. Mary Everett, aground near Thousand Island Park, was lightened yesterday and released.
The steambarge Enterprise and schrs. Albacore, Minnie and Antelope, with grain from Duluth, arrived today.
The marine department is erecting a light at Gargautee, Lake Superior. This increases the number of Canadian lights on the lake to fourteen.
Arrivals: schr. Falconer, Toronto, 12,738 bush. corn; schr. British Queen, Oswego, 200 tons coal; schr. Clara Youell, Toronto, 17,300 bush. corn; prop. Enterprise and consorts, Chicago, 100,000 bush. wheat.
The barge Minne Francis, owned by R. Davis, was driven on the beach near Big Sandy, N.Y., on Thursday morning. The crew escaped and the steamer Freemason ran for shelter. There was a heavy gale raging at the time.
The steamer Hazelton, for the past two years owned in Charlotte, has been purchased by Nelson Skinner, Oswego. The boat will be used between Oswego and the Island in connection with the Long Bros. fruit business.
On Wednesday evening the tug Dolphin, with a tow of barges, light, from Ottawa, collided with the steambarge Nile, laden with timber and flour, two miles below Adolphustown village. The tug struck the Dolphin amidship and stove a large hole in her timbers. She took water and sank in a very short time. She is lying in 6 ft. of water and is entirely covered with the exception of a piece of her sail. The lumber on the Nile was transhipped to the schooner Pilot and forwarded to Kingston. There are 300 bags of flour in the hold of the steamer, which, after being put into the schr. A. Foster, will be landed at Deseronto. It has not been ascertained which of the captains is to blame in connection with the accident. The Nile was in charge of Mr. Lynch.