The grain shipments for August were very heavy and exceeded any month for years past.
The steamer St. Lawrence will doubtless go off the Clayton and Alexandria Bay route next week.
The steambarge Isaac May and the prop. Myles were expected to reach here today. They bring cargoes of timber and grain.
It is reported that the steamer Magic will be sold to the new proprietor of the Grennell house, who will use her for a ferry and charter boat. The Magic is at present owned by Warren A. Dye and is valued at $4,000.
The Portsmouth marine railway is being renewed, both ground way and carriage, and when completed will have the best convenience for hauling out purposes between St. Catharines and Montreal. Seven barges are waiting at the village to receive grain from the west.
The schr. Annie M. Foster has probably gone down beyond recovery. The coal on board was owned by James Swift and was uninsured. His loss will be about $400. He may recover it, however, if the steamer can be made liable. The crew of the Foster saved little or nothing, several of them escaping in their night clothes.
A Jolly Party - aboard the steam yacht Roberta from Buffalo; 85 feet long.