p.2 Rates of Freight - Not since the outbreak and prevalence of the great American war has the rates of freight on the lakes been so high and enriching. Those connected with our commerce and trade will vividly recollect that last year grain was carried from Toledo to Kingston for 6 cents, 7 cents, and 8 cents per bushel, and from Chicago from 11 cents to 13 cents. This season has been a splendid one for vessel owners, who, for sailing craft, have obtained 14 cents from Toledo and 26 cents from Chicago on cargoes for this port, while propellers have received the large figure of 30 cents per bushel. Yet there is employment for all the floating stock, and more if it were accessible.
The Harbor - Mr. Douglass, the Government Engineer, who reached here yesterday to superintend the improvement of the harbour, was engaged today in taking soundings, prior to the arrival of the dredge.
Port Colborne, Oct. 3rd - Down - Schooners Mont Blanc, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Hoboken, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; prop. Lake Ontario, Chicago, Montreal, do.; schr. P.E. Young, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; schr. J. Ralston, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Oriental, Bay City, Kingston, timber and staves; D. Sharp, Port Dover, Kingston, wheat; J.H. Hastgull (sic), Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Charger.
Up - Prop City of Montreal, schr. Vich (sic), Port Colborne, Toledo, light; Minnie Craig, do., do.; prop. Maine, Ogdensburg, Detroit, gen. cargo; barque Arctic, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. Louisa, Kingston, Toledo, light; barge Lizzie Hutchinson, Toronto, Buffalo, lumber; schr. Union Jack, Kingston, Port Colborne, railroad iron; Garibaldi of Hamilton, Kingston, Toledo, light; tug Metamora.