The str. Rival left Garden Island this morning with a large raft for Quebec.
The schr. T.R. Merritt, of St. Catharines, was considerably damaged by a collision at Sault Ste. Marie the other day.
The steam barge Dominion has been chartered to bring a cargo of salt from Kincardine here for the Rathbun company.
Hardly a day passes that the storm drum is not up. Today it calls for a heavy gale from the west shifting to north and northwest.
The str. Maud is at Davis dry-dock having her iron sheeting repaired so that she may better withstand the floating ice when the time for that arrives.
Clearances: steambarges Nile and Isis, Ottawa, coal; yacht Nightingale, Clayton, light; tug Edmond, barges Manitoba and Columbia in tow, Ogdensburg, lumber.
The tug Rescue and barge Puritan, loaded with lumber, have left Deseronto for Carleton Island with lumber to be used in the erection of Henry Folger's new barn.
Pumping was began this morning at the dry-dock and if successful the dock will be ready for the staff to go to work on Monday morning. Mr. Strong says that the water is rather beneficial than otherwise to the masonry already finished.
Mr. Cornett, of Gananoque, laid information with the department of marine at Ottawa charging the owners of the str. Princess Louise with having carried more passengers on July 15th than allowed by law. In view of the charge the government has decided to see if there is any truth in it and Capt. Donnelly, inspector of hulls, has been instructed to have the matter investigated. Summonses have been issued against the owners of the steamer.