The prop. Celtic will leave Hamilton on Saturday for Montreal.
The schr. Prussia is loading lumber at Toronto for Garden Island.
The barge Williams is loading iron ore at Mooer's & Co. for Cleveland.
The tug Edmund and barges left this morning for Newboro with freight.
Capt. John Donnelly's yacht Ariadne, arrived yesterday afternoon from Oswego.
The steamer Norseman received extensive repairs in the Port Dalhousie dry dock.
The str. Maud will run regular excursions to the Cape every Saturday. The first one will be tomorrow.
Arrivals: schr. Nellie Hunter, Sodus Point, 318 tons coal; schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, 226 tons coal; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, 40,000 bushels corn.
The schr. S.J. Collier has made the quickest passage of the season. Her time from Charlotte to Hamilton was only sixteen hours. This is considered a very fast run.
Capt. T. Donnelly, hull inspector, examined the steamer Empress of India before she was launched at Picton the other day. He says she is in splendid shape and well-fitted for the lake trade.
A novel charter was made at Chicago recently. The schr. Narragansett was placed for 25,000 bushels of barley malt in bulk to Buffalo. This is the first cargo of this nature ever shipped on the lakes.
On Tuesday evening the Alaska took fire at Detroit and the upper works were destroyed; loss, $8,000. The steamer is owned by W.O. Ashley & Co., was built in 1878, and is valued at $50,000. Insured for $21,000.
Col. Lazier, Ald. Stirling and C.S. Hostage, Belleville, will attend the lake yacht racing association gathering at Rochester. This year the Iolanthe will not race the champion of the third class this season (excepting at home) unless a race for a good stake is arranged with any yacht in the class the owners of which feel disposed to challenge the Belleville flyer.
The Calvin Company's second raft in tow of str. John A. Macdonald arrived in Quebec this morning, having made the trip from Garden Island in the unusually quick time of five days. This raft is made up entirely of new timber from Ohio and Michigan and from Toronto, and is the earliest delivery ever made in the spring from these points in the Quebec market.