p.2 Marine News
The propeller Africa is fast approaching completion, and will be ready for leaving the harbour in a few days.
Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived: Schr. Jamaica, Chicago, 18,000 bushels wheat; schr. M.C. Cameron, Chicago, 21,445 bushels corn; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 20,000 bushels wheat.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - schr. Garrett Smith, Milwaukee, 15,200 bushels wheat; schr. Dan Lyons, Chicago, 18,466 bushels wheat. Cleared: tug Glide with five barges - Lorne, 15,170 bushels wheat; Consort, 10,400 bushels wheat; Flint, 7,200 bushels wheat; St. Lawrence, 9,500 bushels wheat; Cayuga, 18,466 bushels wheat.
Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The prop. India and steamer Corsican passed down; and the prop. Bruno and steamer Magnet passed up.
Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrived: Mary Fox, Picton, 2,000 bushels peas; schr. Northumberland, Kincardine, 14,300 bushels wheat. Cleared: Tug Wren, with barge Finch, 12,600 bushels wheat; barge Hope, 12,600 bushels wheat; barge Snipe, 12,600 bushels wheat.
Chicago, May 16th - Cleared: Schr. Queen of the Lakes, Kingston, 14,970 bushels wheat; schr. D.G. Ford (sic - Fort ?), Kingston, 23,233 bushels wheat; prop. East, Goderich, 12,419 bushels wheat, 4,103 bushels oats.
The Chicago Times now states that this year it has been determined to make a thorough trial of the possibility of using the rafting system on Lake Michigan. If successful it will substantially revolutionize the lumber business at that point and reduce largely the revenues of the marine interest on Lake Michigan. Two firms have been organized in Chicago for this purpose, and early in June the first rafts will be started for that city or that vicinity. One of the firms is composed of Gen. Charles Fitzsimmons, formerly of Rochester, N.Y., Charles J. Connell, and Gen. J.H. Ledlie, of New York, the special partner. Their experiment will be confined to timbers of usual length, such as are required for bridges, roofs, etc. Another firm, viz., Messrs. Cook, Pardee & Co., have rented land and twenty acres of boomage on the Calumet River. They will soon begin the construction of a mill with a capacity of 20,000,000 feet a year, and will raft all grades of logs, chiefly from this State. It may be added that very many experienced lumber manufacturers have confidence in the success of the undertaking, among whom the Times names the Messrs. Ferry, of Grand Haven, W.B. Ogden, of Chicago, and Capt. E.B. Ward, of Oswego. The result of this experiment will be watched with interest by all interested in the lumber trade.
Port Colborne, May 21st - Down: Schrs. Mediterranean, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Peerless, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Annie Craig, Bay City, Clayton, timber; Mary Grover, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Valentine, Toledo, Kingston, corn; E.P. Dorr, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Cambria, Toledo, Kingston, timber; prop. Georgian, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.
Up: Schrs. W.Y. Emery, Lyman Casey, Lafayette Cook, British Lion, steambarge Cross, barges Lathrop, John Marks, Lisgar, Albany, barque R. Gaskin, prop. Bristol, schr. Garibaldi, of Hamilton, barque F. Campbell, P.M. Rogers, brigs L.B. Crocker, F. Lester, prop. Canada, schr. New Dominion of Picton, barque J.C. Woodruff.