The tug Thompson cleared last night for Toledo with 4 barges, light.
The steamer Hero while at Picton yesterday broke her crank pin. She, however, arrived in Kingston and will be repaired here.
The schr. Baltic, Charlotte, with 326 tons coal and the prop. Rosedale, Chicago, with 40,000 bushels corn, arrived in port yesterday.
The strs. Armenia and barges to Garden Island with timber and Erin to Kingston with corn, passed Port Colborne yesterday afternoon.
The tug Johnston is working at the wreck of the Jessie Breck. The masts of the wrecked vessel will be taken out of her and it is expected she will then right herself.
The frame work on the piles driven around the Armstrong on which it is calculated to raise the old boat is nearing completion and it is expected work with the hydraulic jacks will be commenced shortly. The number of jacks at present is 5.
The managers of the Merchants' line of steamers, running between Chicago and Montreal are preparing plans for 3 new composite steamships to be placed on the route as soon as completed. They will have triple expansion engines and will be lighted throughout by electricity.
On Wednesday evening the steamers Ocean and Acadia were coming up the river near Brockville, together, with the Acadia a short distance in the lead, which she managed to maintain until the wharf was reached, but in swinging in her stern struck the steamer Belleville broadside and stove in a hole just above the waters edge.