The strs. Spartan and Corsican will winter here.
Three barges are being loaded with timber for Oswego at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.
The str. Armenia, Toledo to Kingston, coal; schr. Albatross, Toledo to Kingston, timber, have passed Port Dalhousie.
Clearances: schr. Peerless and sloop Lorraine, Ogdensburg, hay; sloop Maggie L., Cape Vincent, peas; str. Acadia, Chicago, general cargo.
The str. Tilley and barge Duluth, to Kingston, wheat; prop. Tecumseh, Toledo, to Collins Bay with timber and staves have passed Port Colborne.
It is announced that Capt. Pabat, of Milwaukee, will build 3 steel steamers, to ply between Chicago, Milwaukee and Mackinaw, to cost $1,000,000.
The sloop Atalanta, built in 1881 by Cuthbert, has been purchased by D.R. Leavans, Belleville, who will thoroughly overhaul her during the winter.
It has been decided to lengthen the str. Rosedale and 72' 4" will be added. The contract for the work has been awarded to the Polson company, Owen Sound.
Capt. F. McMaster has had his schooner Picton recently outfitted with a new mainmast and other repairs effected at the Deseronto shipyard. The Picton cleared on Tuesday with posts for Oswego.
Capt. Estes left for Rochester, N.Y. today. The str. St. Lawrence, which he commanded, has been laid up. She was left by the crew in as clean and in as good a condition as when she started in the spring.
The Cleveland vessel owners association has advanced the wages of seamen, wheelmen, firemen, lookouts, oilers and cooks on sail vessels from $40 to $45 per month. Boys on vessels will receive $25 instead of $15.
The barge Jennie was in Deseronto loading grain for R.H. Baker, and left with the tug Hall with 34,000 bushels for Oswego. She is said to be the largest vessel that has ever loaded grain in this part of the bay district.
Arrivals: tug Glide and 2 barges, Oswego, coal; tug Edmund and 3 barges, Ottawa, lumber; steambarge Freemason, Smith's Falls, phosphate; sloop Lorraine, Trenton, lumber; str. Khartoum, Collinsby, barley; schrs. Garibaldi, Oswego, coal; B.W. Folger, Oswego, light; str. R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, light; tug Hall and barges Jennie and Maggie, Oswego, cargo for Montreal.
Capt. Pierce is preparing models of a steam tug to take the place of the tug McArthur for the Collinsby rafting company. The new tug will be a great deal larger than the McArthur was, 125' long. It will be of steel, excepting the bottom and decks. She will be a twin-screw steamer, with compound engines, and cost $25,000. She will be built at Collinsby. Capt. Pierce is getting out plans for two steel steamers for Chautaugua Lake, and 2 similar boats for parties in Evansville, Indiana.