A pump has been taken to Midland by a local wrecker for use there.
The schr. Lem Ellsworth, from Toledo, with corn, arrived at Portsmouth last evening.
Arrivals: schr. Lem Ellsworth, Toledo, 24,000 bush. corn; schr. Grantham, Sandusky, 658 tons coal.
The Montreal Transportation company is shipping grain to Montreal by rail from Kingston and Prescott.
The barge Southampton is at Sarnia. The prop. Scotia will go for her, have her pumped out and brought here. The repairs to her will cost $300.
The tug Walker has gone to the aid of the tug Glengarry to make a quick run to Port Arthur with iron rails, the cargoes of the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora.
Capt. Mulligan has secured four ship carpenters in Kingston to rebuild the steamer Glenville (sic - Grenville ?) at the foot of the locks, Ottawa, during the coming winter. He will fit up the tug with the machinery of the burned steamer Peerless.
Mr. Conway has telegraphed that the break in the Cornwall canal will probably be opened by the 25th instant, and certainly not later than the 29th, providing the weather is favourable. The work is now progressing satisfactorily.
The dry dock at the foot of Wellington street is approaching completion. The gates are finished, and the dredge will complete the excavation to the necessary depth of ten feet at once. Mr. Davis has promised to dock a boat on the first of next month. It is hoped that the enterprise may be a success, for it will be a great convenience to vessel owners as well as a very good investment for the party interested.