p.2 Shipping News - At the M.T. Company's wharf the schooner Northumberland arrived from Milwaukee on Saturday with 15,000 bushels of wheat. On Saturday the tug Glide left for Montreal with five barges, containing 12,900 bushels corn and 54,285 bushels wheat.
At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the Jessie Scarth is loading 150 tons bulk salt, and 200 tons pig iron for Chicago. The Scarth was from Clayton, light. The propeller Bruno, from Toledo, and the propeller Europe, from Chicago, lightened 4,000 bushels of wheat each, and proceeded downwards.
At the shipyard the Pierrepont is being dismantled. The new composite boat is rapidly progressing towards completion. The machinery of the propeller Magnet is being taken out previous to the vessel being converted into a lumber barge. The schooner Shannon was to be hauled out today for a general overhaul. The steam-barge Nile with some barges are repairing. The yard is driving a brisk business just now.
At Swift's wharf the steamers Athenian, Passport, Osprey, propellers Indian, Europe, and Bruno passed down on Sunday, and the steamer Kingston up.
At Gurney and Glidden's wharf the steambarge Waterlily is waiting for her barges, repairing at the shipyard. The schooner Laurel left for Oswego on Saturday evening with shingle bolts and laths.
The Yacht Truant - This fine vessel arrived from Lachine in tow of the Dominion en route to Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, to participate in the regatta there in September proximo. The Truant is under the management of the well known yachtsman, Captain Cuthbert, and will remain here for several days. It is in contemplation to get up a race for Saturday next, in which the Kingston yachts will try their powers with the Truant, and should there be a good breeze on that day, a race might be expected which will be worth seeing.
St. Catharines, Aug. 5th - The new propeller Scotia, built for Capt. Norris, was successfully launched at four o'clock this afternoon by Mr. Lewis Shickluna. The performance was witnessed by a large number of people, and the usual toasts on such occasions were duly honoured. The new boat will be commanded by Captain J.H. Scott, of Kingston.