The schr. Clara White has gone into winter quarters at Wolfe Island, and the steamer Scotia has been tied up at Gunn's dock.
The buoys have been taken out of the St. Lawrence river by Capt. Sheeley, of Cape Vincent, who had the contract for 1889.
Capt. Paul Clark, of the schr. Kate, Oakville, has taken out of bay ports this fall sixteen cargoes of barley for Oswego, and thirty eight for the season.
After the schr. Julia, which was ashore near Oswego, was released, she was taken to that port to be hauled out, but the dock is occupied and she cannot be repaired until spring.
The date of the closing of navigation on the Bay of Quinte for the last ten years are: 1877, Dec. 31st; 1878, Dec. 15th; 1879, Dec. 14th; 1880, Nov. 22nd; 1881, Dec. 10th; 1882, Nov. 29th; 1883, Dec. 15th; 1884, Dec. 18th; 1885, Dec. 7th; 1886, Dec. 2nd; 1887, Dec. 1st.
The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company are going to have the smoke stacks on their steamers lined with asbestos, and the stacks themselves painted with asbestos, thereby preventing any chance of a fire breaking out as occurred last season.
About 800 bushels of barley was taken dry out of the schr. Julia, and afterward about the same quantity, slightly wet, was taken by Lyon and Mott for malting purposes. A survey will be held at once on the vessel. The keel is badly damaged fore and aft, and several planks in her bottom are broken.