p.2 Shipping News - The schooners Son and Heir with staves from Hamilton, and Denmark from Bay City with timber, arrived at Garden Island last night. The propeller Colonist passed up yesterday afternoon without calling. The propeller America landed at Swift's wharf yesterday evening with a quantity of wrapping paper from St. Catherines, on her downward passage. The tug Glide arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf yesterday evening with three barges laden with salt and pig iron for Hamilton and Chicago; the same tug departed for Montreal this afternoon, having in tow the barges Oneida, Advance and Oakleaf with a united cargo of 50,000 bush of wheat. The schooners Mary Taylor and Australia arrived this morning at the M.T. Company's wharf from Owen Sound with 15,000 bush wheat. The schooner Tecumseth will leave Glassford & Jones' wharf this evening, in ballast for Kincardine, and the barge American leaves the same wharf this afternoon for Montreal, with 11,800 bushels of wheat.
The steamer Corinthian passed down this morning with troops.
The steamer Kingston passed up this afternoon with troops.
The steamer Spartan is expected down tomorrow with troops.
The steamer Champion will pass up tomorrow, also with troops.
The steamer City of Ottawa arrived at Kinghorn's wharf this afternoon from Ottawa. The schooner Gazelle was obliged to unload her grain yesterday afternoon, to enable her to get off the tower shoal, after which she was hauled on the Marine Railway, and her leak stopped. She hauled off the railway at noon today, and after reloading proceeded this afternoon to Oswego.
The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 27th:
Up - Bark Arctic, Kingston, Wallaceburg, light; schr. Plymouth Rock, Oswego, Chicago, r.r. iron; A. Stephens, Kingston, Spanish River, light; prop Empire, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo; schs Preble, Ogdensburgh, Cleveland, iron ore; J.G. Beard, Toronto, Pigeon Bay, light; bark Fanny Campbell, Kingston, Toledo, light.
Down - Props Bruno, Milwaukie, Montreal, wheat & flour; Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; Michigan, Detroit, do., do., Cleveland, Toledo, do., do.; sch. Sir E.W. Head, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat.
Grain Freights - The schooner Darien and the bark John Breden, for Kingston, are reported at Milwaukie with wheat, at 10 1/2 cents. The schooner Portland is reported at Chicago with wheat for Kingston, at 10 cents.
Port Colborne, May 28th - The three-masted schooner Joseph Cochrane, of Chicago, loaded with coal from Oswego for Chicago, sprung a leak yesterday evening coming up the canal and sunk soon after docking into the harbour. Her deck is partly under water.