p.1 Marine News
Quick trips are the order of the day. The Oswego Advertiser, in publishing a list of these alludes to the schr. John T. Mott, which ran from Detroit to Kingston in 63 hours, including 19 hours in the canal.
The schr. Mollison, now laid up at Oswego, has made 7 round trips since the opening of navigation, five to Chicago, and 2 to Milwaukee. She delivered three cargoes at Oswego and four at Kingston.
Ice - The propellers just in report encountering ice at the head of Lake Erie four to eight inches thick. The schr. City of Sheboygan, bound down, was caught in the ice at Pigeon Bay, and is likely to remain there through the winter. A portion of the crew walked ashore seven miles on the ice. [Buff. Commercial]
The Worst Fears Confirmed Concerning the Lake Superior Fleet - Marquette, Mich., Dec. 4th - The iron steamship China, which left Oswego for Buffalo on the 30th, has just returned from Sault Ste. Marie, bringing over 400 sailors and steamboat men, and reports the most terrible and heartrending list of marine disasters ever known on this lake.
The following vessels are laid up in the Welland Canal: Schrs. Union Jack, Russian, A. Mosier, W.J. Whaling, Cossack, Belle, T.J. King, J. Bigler, C.G. Mixer, Libbie Nau, W. Lewis, Montauk, Maggie McRae, M.L. Collins, St. Lawrence, New Dominion, of Port Rowan, Onward, Ayr, Queen of the Lakes, Olive Branch, G.H. Rutherford, Jane Ralston, Geo. C. Finney, West Side, E.A. Dunham, Trenton, Thos. Simms, Thos. Martin, J. Webber, Thomas Parsons, Telegraph, Florida, G.D. Norris, Granada, Sweepstakes, S.D. Hungerford, Argo, Mariner, Saaco, Reed Case, H. Fitzhugh, Amaranth, R.J. Gibbs, barques Mary Jane, Cambria and Arabia.
p.2 The American Buoys - Yesterday the tug Lady Franklin and lighter were engaged in lifting the American buoys, located from Charity Shoals, on Lake Ontario to Ogdensburg, River St. Lawrene. Mariners should note this fact.
Forwarding By Rail - The barque Jessie Scarth, which loaded railroad iron last week for Hamilton, has transferred her cargo to Grand Trunk cars, by which it will be forwarded to its destination.
The Ferry - The steamers running to Cape Vincent and Wolfe Island are beginning to feel the effects of Jack Frost, in contending against the ice, and as time flies, the difficulties in this respect multiply....
p.3 Imports - Dec. 10th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).
Dec. 11th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)
Dec. 12th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).