p.2 Shipping News - The shipping business of the harbour for a few days past has presented a rather dull aspect, but the forwarders and others are in capital spirits in anticipation of the approaching busy time. They are by no means discouraged, but feel, as Mr. Micawber would say, that they are only waiting to make a "rigorous spring," a few weeks hence.
Swift & Co's wharf - The prop Colonist passed up this morning, touching at the wharf. The sch Pearl left this afternoon with lumber for Oswego.
J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The arrivals this morning are: The bark Arabia, from Milwaukee, with 19,000 bush wheat; the sch Monterey, from Chicago, with 16,800 bush wheat, and the sch Cortez, with 17,803 bush wheat, making a total of 56,003 bush. The barges Lark and Tweed will leave this evening for Montreal in tow of the steamer City of Hamilton, with combined cargoes of 28,000 bush wheat.
Shipyard - The harbour tug Ellen Jeffers was launched from the ways this morning, having completed a thorough overhaul. The repairs needed on the Mary Jane are considerable; she requires new pocket pieces for her centre-board box, and a good deal of work upon her fore-foot and rudder, which were badly damaged, and a good deal of new planking will have to be put into her bottom. Efforts are making to get her off by Saturday next.
A small scow, owned on Garden Island, and used as a market boat, carried away her mast and rigging off Henderson's wharf this morning. She now lies at the adjacent slip.
Garden Island - Arrivals since noon yesterday - The sch M.L. Breck, from Bay City with timber; bark G.W. Thurston, Bear Creek, with timber, and the bark Jane C. Woodruff, from Saginaw, with timber. No departures.
The M.T. Company's wharf - The prop Bruno arrived this morning with 13,650 bush wheat and 250 bbls pork, the last for Kingston. She left again this afternoon for Cleveland.
The Watertown was behind her time this morning, by which she lost her regular morning trip hence to Wolfe Island. The delay was occasioned by the passage of the Wolfe Island Canal having become obstructed by a dense drift of floating vegetable matter known as "floating bog," large quantities of which had to be removed to open up a passage for the vessel.