The schr. Emerald is at Manistee loading coal for Toronto.
The tug Thompson cleared last night for Montreal with barges loaded with grain.
The old str. Chaffey is at Valleyfield, Quebec. She has been lengthened about 16' and looks like a new boat.
The tug Walker leaves with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, loaded with railroad iron for Port Arthur this evening.
Capt. Van Dusen, the popular commander of the schr. Julia has purchased a horse. The captain must intend to have a good time during the winter months.
The Canadian wrecking tug Saginaw has been chartered to go to the release of the Pensaukee, stranded on Magnetic Shoal near Cockburn Island. Permission has been granted the owner to use American hydraulic jacks in affecting the schooner's release, and the Delta company's jacks have been sent from Escanaba. Durham is paying $150 a day for the services of the tug.
The reason given why vessels are not doing so well on the Lakes as in former years is that of late large barges are being built and doing the trade. Barges now can carry seven times as much as the old ones. According to the cargo some barges carry it would take twenty four men to handle a vessel with it, whereas only four men are required to do the work. Sailors are also complaining of low wages.
Passengers on the river are condemning the inconvenience they are put to regarding the law which compels a Canadian boat not to carry American passengers between 2 American ports. On Sunday last the str. Norseman had a few passengers from Charlotte to Alexandria Bay, but being a Canadian boat she could not land them at the Bay. To overcome this difficulty the Norseman had to call at Rockport where the American passengers were conveyed by an American boat to the Bay. The law, apparently, is a foolish one.
Are All After It - a reward of $100 offered for the exact location of the sunken steamer Catherine, several men dispute over who was first.
Incidents Of The Day - str. Island brought a large excursion to the city this morning from Clayton and the Thousand Islands.
reliable Capt. Hinckley to again guide Maud.
General Paragraphs - The prop. Lake Michigan is in port lightening her cargo before proceeding to Montreal.
The Calvin Company launches a new boat this week.