p.1 Marine News
Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Picton arrived from Toronto with 10,300 bush. peas. The barge America leaves this evening for Montreal with 13,300 bush. do.
Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - The schr. Hercules is loading 200 tons of pig iron for Toronto. Four barges left here last evening for Montreal with 20,000 bush. grain and 120,000 West India staves.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schr. Eliza Quinlan, from Port Hope, was the only arrival. She brought a cargo of 8,724 bush. wheat.
Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The Royal Mail steamer Magnet and prop. Lake Ontario passed up last evening.
Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrived: schr. White Oak, from Toronto, with 13,000 bush. peas; prop. Lincoln, from Chicago, 16,300 bush. wheat; barge Lisgar, in tow of Lincoln, 21,700 bush. wheat. The barge Linnet leaves this evening for Montreal with 17,000 bush. wheat.
Milwaukee, May 13th - Grain freights are steady at 8 cents and 14 cents for wheat to Buffalo and Oswego. Charters: To Buffalo - prop. Raleigh, schrs. Kate Winslow, Van Valkenburg, and bark Orphan Boy, wheat at 8 cents. To Kingston - schrs. Laura Belle and J.S. Richards, wheat at 14 cents. To Port Colborne - schr. Margaret Goff, wheat at 8 cents.
Chicago, May 13th - Rates are lower, quotable at 5 1/2 cents for corn, and 6 to 6 1/2 cents on wheat by sail to Buffalo, wheat rates closing at the inside. To Kingston - Schrs. Arabia, Trinidad, and E. Bates, wheat at 13 cents. To Port Colborne - schr. Pride of America, wheat on private terms.
It is proposed to place the steamer Banshee on the route between Cornwall and Montreal, in the place of the steamer Renaud.
The schooner Jennie Powell, laden with staves for Kingston, sprung a leak on Lake Erie last week, and returned to Toledo for repairs.
Port Colborne, May 15th - Down: Schrs. Perry Hanna, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Mary Battle, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Freeman, Bay City, Collins Bay, staves; Wanderer, Port Stanley, Oswego, wheat; Denmark, Toledo, Kingston, timber; S. & J. Collier, Port Stanley, Kingston, wheat; Geo. Steel, Chicago, Port Colborne; prop. City of New York, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. T.H. Howland, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop. Champlain, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; yacht Coral, Detroit, Toronto.
Up: Schr. Ontario of Goderich, Albacore, prop. City of Toledo, Akron, Shickluna, Montreal to Kincardine, gen. cargo; schr. Atwater, Oswego, Chicago, light.
The schr. Mary Battle arrived last night with main and mizzen masts carried away in a squall on Lake Erie.
The Steamer Magnet - Yesterday on the passage of the Royal Mail steamer Magnet, from Montreal, she grounded below Lancaster. The accident did not result seriously, nor was of that character to damage the boat to any extent, but it detained the steamer for several hours. She was due here at 3 p.m., but did not arrive until 3 a.m.
Wrecking - The tug Mary Ann went out from Collingwood on Wednesday with Mr. Donnelly's wrecking party, steam pumps and lighters to raise the propeller Mary Ward, which was driven ashore on Nottawasaga Island Reef last November.
p.2 On the River - The class of vessels known as steam barges are rapidly gaining the ascendancy over all other steam vessels on the lakes, and the present season will show a large ratio of increase over former years.
Shipping Accident - About a week ago, as the propeller Canada, commanded by Capt. John Fairgrieve, was passing through Maumee Bay, Lake Erie, she struck an obstruction. The leak was not discovered until the propeller was near the Sisters, when she was put about for Toledo, but had to be beached on Tuttle Island. Only three thousand bushels of the cargo of corn were saved. The propeller was raised and taken to Toledo, where the hole that had been stoved was quickly repaired, and she is expected today at Hamilton. The damage done was by no means of a serious character, and the Canada now is as sound as ever.
The Lady Stanley - The yacht Lady Stanley, owned and commanded by Captan Culbert (sic - Cuthbert ?) of Kingston, is being admired by the western people. Regattas are being discussed, and races in which to watch the Lady Stanley. Her record last year was a favorable one, and no doubt her chronicles this season will be equally as creditable and gratifying.
- another letter about breakwater for harbor, warning that ice would damage floating breakwater every spring.