p.2 Shipping News - The schooner Rutherford and bark Southampton for Bear Creek, and the schooner Denmark for Bay City, left Garden Island today. The propellers Indian and Colonist, the steamer St. Helen, and the M.L. steamer Osprey passed up this morning, touching at Swift's wharf. The propeller Magnet passed down last night. The steamer Ottawa passed up last night. The steamer City of Ottawa left last evening for Ottawa. The tug Elswood and barge left Swift's wharf last evening with freight for the Rideau Canal. The propeller Bruno passed down last night for Montreal with grain; she lightened 4,500 bush wheat at the M.T. Company's wharf this evening with salt for Hamilton. The steamer Huron touched at Swift's wharf on her passage down this afternoon. A raft in tow of the steamer City of Hamilton over half a mile in length arrived at Garden Island this afternoon. It was composed of floats and binders.
The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 28th:
Down - Sch. Enterprise, Conneaut, Thorold, potatoes.
Up - Sch. James Cochrane, Oswego, Chicago, coal (sunk in harbor); bark Mary Jane, Kingston, Port Dover, light; schs Annie Craig, Kingston, Port Bruce, light; G.S. Smith, Oswego, Milwaukie, salt; Nemesis, Toronto, Southampton, coal and sundries; brig Mohegan, Ogdensburgh, Cleveland, iron ore; sch Ontario, Kingston, Goderich, light; Rugley, Port Credit, Port Dover, light; props Avon, Montreal, Owen Sound, sundries; Milwaukie, Ogdensburgh, Chicago, gen cargo; sch. Dreadnought, Kingston, Chicago, light; bark Great West, Oswego, Chicago, light; tug Sarah E. Bryant with steam pump to raise schooner Cochrane.
Charters - Messrs. Swift & Co. report the schooners New Dominion, Princess Alexandra, and Murray, as chartered from Cobourg to Erie with iron ore at $1.20 American currency f.o.b. The same firm has received instructions to charter five vessels from Cobourg to Buffalo for iron ore at $ 1.25 American currency f.o.b.
Messrs. Folger report up freights active, and rates from Oswego and Buffalo advancing.