The str. Celtic arrived from Montreal this morning.
The tug David C. Thompson left Montreal last night for Kingston.
The tug Active left last night for Oswego with four barges, light.
The schrs. Philo Bennett and B.W. Folger are loading lumber for Oswego.
The tug Jessie Hall with two light barges arrived this morning from Montreal.
The steambarge Isaac May is receiving repairs in Morris' dock, Port Dalhousie.
The schr. Kate in trying to get away from a dock at Welllington ran against a rock and sustained injury to her steering gear. She has been hauled out at Picton for repairs.
The tug Olivia in service all summer in connection with the building of the dry dock cleared the other day for Montreal with a scow and buckets. The tug will work at Quebec.
The prop. Veronica was detained in going out of Port Dalhousie on Thursday by getting aground between the piers near the lighthouse. She succeeded in freeing herself and left for Kingston.
During last week Capts. Taylor and T. Donnelly held an enquiry at Prescott into the cause of the collision between the strs. Myra and Armstrong (sic - Rothesay). The testimonies of six witnesses were taken and the examination was adjourned in order that other witnesses could be secured.
The furnaces of the str. Quinte have been changed so as to burn screenings of coal instead of edging. A sufficient test has not yet been made to settle definitely how it will work, but it is anticipated the boilers will steam better, and with a steady supply of power the speed of this popular boat will be increased.
The Watertown Times says it is announced that a new steamer will be built this winter to fill the route between Rochester and Port Hope, now filled by the Norseman. The vessel will be an American bottom of the highest class in respect to speed and appointments. Hon. Roswell P. Flower, Folger Bros., Kingston; G.M. Upton of Charlotte, and A.G. Yates, of Rochester, are interested in the enterprise. The Norseman will run until the new steamer is completed, and after that will be used as an extra and excursion boat.