The schr. Edward Blake has been chartered by Breck & Booth to load coal for Cleveland.
Divers J.S. Coulson and A.A. McKenzie are raising several sunken craft at the foot of Union street. This is required to secure accommodation for the new dry-dock.
The prop. Clinton has cleared for Toledo where she loads coal for Algoma Mills. Then she carries timber from Serpent river to Tonawanda.
THE CORNWALL CANAL.
Montreal, Oct. 25th - The repairs on the Cornwall canal break appear to be progressing satisfactorily. The whole work will be complete on Nov. 1st as it will have to be tested and only eight instead of nine feet of water can be let in, and the test will take till the close of navigation. To supply this eight feet of water turning the Cornwall mills will, according to the canal superintendent, have to be stopped. Among forwarders opinions are as yet divided on the question of loss by the break. A good deal of grain has been brought through by rail, notably by the Montreal Transportation company which had brought in about 100,000 bushels up to yesterday. Messrs. W.W. Ogilvie & Co. have also brought down considerable quantities of corn, but not more than enough to keep themselves running for city demand.
The president of the Montreal Transportation company yesterday said that, so far as they were concerned, the unfortunate whole matter "was being tided over much better than he anticipated, and provided the repairs were completed at the date stated, they would have no great reason to grumble."
Mr. Stewart, of the Kingston and Montreal Transportation company, on the other hand, said the loss under any circumstances must be very large.
The steamship men feel it apparently more severely than they at first expected; more than one line has had to leave port in ballast, and all admit that their loss through the non-arrival of grain will altogether be serious.