p.2 Vessels Bound Downward - During the past week, ending Friday, 14th October, 134 vessels are reported to have passed Detroit, bound down. Of these fully one half was destined for Buffalo, with grain cargoes; 36 general cargoes; 10 had timber, and 31 had ore. On Thursday, 30 sail were reported in sight on the St. Clair Flats, and as many more have since cleared from Chicago to Milwaukee, while a number still due are detained probably by head winds on Lake Huron.
Another Detention - The North Shore Company's propeller Georgian, and the freight steamer St. Helen, both from Montreal, bound west, were delayed here yesterday afternoon, last night, and a greater portion of today, by another gale, S.W. by W. on the lake.
Import of Fruit - The steamer Rochester, from Charlotte, (the port of Rochester,) which arrived here this morning, unloaded another cargo of 270 barrels of apples and a large quantity of grapes, consigned to Montreal.
Notice To Mariners - A new breakwater, commencing 480 feet south of the beacon light, at the North Pier, and running due south 800 feet, is now being built in Chicago harbour. A light will be placed on the North end when practicable.
Scarcity of Vessels - In consequence of the increased demand, and great scarcity of grain vessels at all the Western ports, lake freights have considerably advanced during the past few days. Eleven cents per bushel from Chicago and Milwaukee, and eight cents from Toledo to Kingston, are now easily obtained.