p.1 Rafting - The tug Lady Franklin is engaged in collecting a large raft of timber which broke loose from the steamer Advance some weeks since on its way down Lake Ontario near Colborne.
Custom Imports - Aug. 12th - Schr. Liverpool, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)
Prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, M.T.C., 21,850 bushels corn.
Aug. 13th - schr. (sic) Corsican, Rochester, R. Town, 2 bbls. apples, 1 bbl. pears; J. Swift & Co., 6 bbls fruit; J. Vanorman, 1 tierce hams, 4 tierces shoulders.
Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Magdala cleared for Toronto last evening with 300 tons of rails; the barque Pride of America and schr. Aigle de Mer are loading, the former, salt for Chicago, and the latter rails for Toronto. The barge Tiger arrived from Montreal with 270 tons of railroad iron, and the Lion leaves this evening for Montreal with 11,000 bush. of corn.
Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrivals: Schr. L. Casey, from Toledo, 16,800 bushels of corn. Barges Canada, 1,183 bars of railroad iron, 2,885 bundles of railroad chairs ? and 1 bundle of fish plate; Seneca, 1,168 bars of R.R. iron, 27 cases fish bolts; Carrier, 109 bars of railroad iron, 400 bundles of fish plate, and 90 tons of pig iron. Departures - Barge Henry Thomas, 264 tons of phosphate of lime for Montreal; Canada, 18,722 bush of wheat.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals: Schooner William Elgin, from Toronto, 9,976 bushels of corn; prop Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie, 21,850 bushels of do.; City of Chatham, from Toledo, lightened 4,404 bushels of do.; Argyle, lightened 4,000 bushels of do.; the latter two proceeded to Montreal. The schooner Agnes Hope sailed for Hamilton last evening with 310 tons of railroad iron, and the barque Jessie Drummond leaves for the same destination tonight.
Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - Passed up - The steamers Spartan, Passport and Athenian; passed down: steamers Osprey, Corsican and Athenian.
Port Colborne, Aug. 13th - Down: Prop Georgian, Port Stanley and Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Melrose, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Maggie, Tyrconnell, Kingston, staves.
Up - Props Michigan, Akron, City of London, Westford, Glasgow; schrs. Grant, Westside, Summit, Hoag; tug Metamora, Prescott, Bay City, light; schr. J.G. McGrath, Kingston, Saginaw, do.; G.L. Wrenn, do., Chicago, do.; Orion, Toronto, Cleveland, do.; Defiance, Hamilton, do., do.; bark St. Lawrence, Clayton, Windsor, do.; schrs. Oriental, Dauntless.
p.2 Steamboat Collision - On Monday evening a collision took place in one of the narrow channels between this city and Gananoque - the steamer Corsican, bound down, colliding with the steamer Watertown, striking the latter abaft the upper deck. The Watertown also grounded near the site of the accident and only got off yesterday morning.
The Magnet Aground - This morning the Canadian Inland Navigation Company's Royal Mail steamer Magnet, on her passage down Lake Ontario, grounded on the south-east point of the island in the Main Ducks. The impenetrable darkness which prevailed accounts for the accident. There was a large quantity of freight on board, and about one hundred passengers, the greater number of whom were unaware of what occurred until informed of the fact, so easy did the vessel beach. The propeller Prairie State (N.T. Co.), bound down, was hailed, and brought the purser and several gentlemen to the city. The tug William went to the Magnet's assistance, and she is expected to clear without difficulty.
ad - Grand Moonlight Excursion - str. Watertown to Bay of Quinte on 19th.