p.1 Wrecking Operations - It will be remembered that on her downward trip last fall, the steamer York (formerly known as the Huron), ran ashore in a storm on Petticoat Reef, from which perilous position she was rescued in a badly damaged condition by the steamer Hiram A. Calvin, and towed into this port, where after unloading her cargo of flour, she was taken to Garden Island and permitted to sink for the winter. This week she was raised, and will go on the Marine Railway at Portsmouth for repairs. This afternoon Mr. John Donnelly left in charge of his company of wreckers and diving apparatus for Lake Huron, to recover the propeller Mary Ward ashore there. The noble corps of mariners will be supplied with pumps from Toronto.
Fast Trip - The tug Wren (Captain McDonald, mate, and Mr. Quinn engineer), which left Lachine on Wednesday morning at 10:10 o'clock, with four barges in tow, light, arrived here this morning at 7:10 o'clock - making the fastest time on record. This was the first round trip of the Wren this season.
p.2 Marine News
Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - The barge John Munn left last night for Montreal with 50,000 West India staves.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The tug Glide arrived last night from Montreal with five barges, light, and departed again with the following barges and cargoes: Energy, 13,450 bush. of corn; Relief, 10,883 bush. of peas; Staghound, 10,130 bush. of wheat; Lorne, 16,681 bush. of corn; Emma, 7,500 bush. of wheat; Grace, 5,676 bush. of peas.
Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamers Osprey, Spartan, and Picton and propeller Indian passed up last night. The barges Frontenac and Alice Pacey are loading 500 barrels of pork, 800 barrels of flour, and 100 bundles of broom corn, lightened from the propellers Argyle and Shickluna yesterday, consigned to Montreal.
The steam-barge Carlyle, with a cargo of general merchandise, left for the Rideau Canal this afternoon.
A buoy has been placed on Charity Point. Mariners are required to take notice of the fact.
Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The barges Swan and Robin left in tow of Government steamer last night, carrying a combined cargo of 36,000 bushels of corn, peas and wheat.
The tug Wren arrived from Montreal this morning with four barges, light.
The schooner Ontario, which left Oswego on the 6th for Belleville, took aboard two steam pumps and the necessary wrecking apparatus for the schooner John Rae, which went ashore on the Ducks last fall.
The Wind-Mill - The Prescott Tribune states the transformation of the historical Prescott wind-mill, the scene of the defeat of the rebels in 1838, into a light-house, is fast approaching completion. Its position is most favorable, standing upon a prominent projecting point, and being over seventy feet above the level of the water. For years the want of a light at this point has been seriously felt by mariners. With this addition, and the extension of the canal to Spencer's Island, that part of the St. Lawrence will be greatly improved.
Port Colborne, May 8th - Down: Steambarge Turner, Saginaw, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Acton, Saginaw, Ogdensburg, do.; Eureka, do.; props. City of Boston, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Olean, Milwaukee, Montreal, do.; City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, do.; schr. L. Cook, Toledo, Kingston, timber.
Up: prop. Prairie State, steambarge Wm. Cowie, barge D.W. Powers, prop. Cleveland, schrs. L. Seaton, Victor, Nassau, H.H. Newy.
The Propeller Africa - The arrangements will be completed for the launch of the propeller Africa tomorrow afternoon at five o'clock. The wood work is nearly finished, and the engines are well advanced with the machinery. The Africa will be a staunch as well as very pretty propeller.
The Sch. John Rae - South Bay, May 9th - The tug Crusader from Oswego got the sch. John Rae of Hamilton, off Timber Island, where she went on last fall, and brought her here. The tug and vessel left this morning for Oswego.
ad - For Picton, Belleville and Intermediate Ports - The favorite upper cabin steamer Rochester, Capt. Swales, leaves Carruthers Wharf every afternoon at 3 o'clock. Returning, leaves Belleville every morning at 5 o'clock. C.H. Hatch, Tioket Agent.