The supply of seamen in Oswego seems to be short.
The prop. Ocean left Hamilton today for Montreal.
The schr. Grantham is delayed in Toledo unloading ice.
The schr. Julia cleared this morning for Charlotte with ice.
The str. Norseman leaves for Port Hope tomorrow night.
The prop. Tilley and consorts, loaded with grain arrived yesterday afternoon from Chicago.
The schr. Eliza Fisher on Saturday, struck the Oswego pier heavily and broke four of her frames.
The schr. Ganges cleared from Wolfe Island this morning with a load of ice for Cleveland.
The schr. Lem Ellsworth loads coal at Oswego for Chicago as does the big schooner James Mowatt.
The schr. O. Mowat, from Belleville, is discharging grain at Oswego. The schr. Freeman is loading ice at Sodus Point.
A prominent mariner stated this morning that he hoped the governmental authorities at Montreal would ascertain this year the amount of duty paid on grain brought to that port.
The schr. W.J. Suffel, wrecked a short time ago, is undergoing repairs at Port Hope. The injuries sustained are trifling and it will not be necessary for her to be dry-docked.
The late D.D. Calvin proposed just such an elevator at Kingston as will be built at Ogdensburg, in which to store grain from the west awaiting the arrival of ocean vessels from Montreal.
The captains of various vessels are: Caroline Marsh, Capt. Walter Colwell; Jessie Drummond, Capt. Edmunds; Maria Annette, Capt. Robert Henning; Vienna, Capt. Braund.
The str. Islander was brought to the ferry dock yesterday after wintering in Anglin's Bay. She has had all her machinery overhauled and necessary repairs attended to. She is now in first class order and ready for any engagements.
Arrivals: tug Proctor, Charlotte, with barges en route for Ogdensburg; str. Algonquin, Chicago, 71,000 bush. corn; str. Curlew, Ogdensburg, with barges Mohawk, Diamond and Wheeler in tow, en route for Charlotte; schooner Merritt, Toledo, 23,350 bush. corn; schr. Neelon, Toledo, 22,889 bush corn; steamer Glengarry and tow, Toledo, grain.
The tug association has been organized at Oswego. All the tugs save the Navagh, E.E. Scott and May Queen are in it. It was not the intention to shut out Capt. Scott's Navagh as she is a handy boat. But the tugs had been rated and allotted shares in the new association and Capt. Scott who thought an injustice had been done to him, withdrew. It is thought that later an arrangement will be agreed on and the tug Navagh will join the association.
D.G. Thompson, superintendent of the Montreal Transportation company, writes to contradict the statement from the Chicago Tribune relating to the bidding for 200,000 bushels of wheat at that city as revealing the fact that a "new route" was established in grain traffic to Montreal via Ogdensburg. Mr. Thompson points out that the "Montreal Transportation Co. was organized 22 years ago and has been doing a forwarding business on the St. Lawrence since that time and during all these years has neither owned nor taken any interest in a single cargo of grain of any kind nor has it ever engaged a tow of ocean freight."