The barge Minnedosa will load grain at Toledo for Kingston.
The schr. Annandale, from Oswego, is discharging wheat at Richardson & Son's elevator.
The prop. Rosedale was chartered at Chicago to carry corn to Kingston on through rate.
It was rumoured today that the M.T. Co. will build a large tug to tow the Minnedosa.
The schr. Minnie Slawson, Chicago to Kingston: J. Magee, Toledo to Kingston, corn, are bound down.
Capt. John G. Rose, Oswego, takes charge of the Seneca Lake navigation company passenger steamers for 1890.
The str. Persia arrived from St. Catharines this morning. She looked very trim and neat. Her flags were flying when she came into port.
Charlotte harbour is being dredged to a depth of 17' at low water. About 1000' of superstructure on the east pier will be built.
The schr. Ella Murton has been chartered to carry 700 tons of ice from Simcoe Island to Charlotte. The price paid for the ice is $2.75 per ton.
The first cargo of grain consigned to the Montreal Transportation company left Chicago yesterday for Ogdensburg from which port it will be brought here in barges. There is an impression prevailing that this is a new departure but Mr. Thompson says that it is a business as old as the carrying trade between Montreal and Chicago.
This morning a diver was engaged in removing pieces of timber from the centreboard box of the new boat Minnedosa. The obstruction consisted of wedges which came from the ways when the boat was launched. The barge was towed to Gunn's wharf yesterday where it was intended the centreboard would be pushed down but owing to the wedges the work could not be done satisfactorily.
The Alexandria Bay steamboat company is repairing and fitting up its boats. On the new boat, when repairs are completed, she will be brought to Kingston and a new wheel put on. The crew will be Capt. C.W. Rees, Clayton, master; Newton Rand, Redwood, purser; George Wilox, Alexandria Bay, engineer; John Ferrel, Clayton, fireman. The old Wanderer will be run between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg.