p.1 Marine News
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - New Dominion, Toronto, 11,400 bushels wheat; Agnes Hope, Toronto, 14,642 bushels wheat. Cleared: tug H.F. Bronson with barges Love, 15,500 bush. wheat; C., 9,350 bush. wheat; Frank, 8,625 bush. wheat; Glengarry, 15,120 bush. corn; Dreadnought, 10,006 bush. corn; Toledo, 22,550 bush. corn.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Athenian and Osprey passed up; and Picton, Abyssinian and Passport down. The United States survey steamer Little Addie coaled here.
Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schr. E. Hall, Toronto, 6,550 bush. corn; Minnie Sewell, Toronto, 6,066 bush. corn; Fleur de Marie, Eagle Dock, Lake Erie, 7,223 pipe staves and 33,000 West India staves.
Port Colborne, Aug. 4th - Down: Schrs. Trinidad, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Fellow, Cleveland, coal; Kate Kelly, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Clyde, Bay City, Kingston, timber; prop. Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Persia, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Trade Wind, do., do.; tug Maggie Ashton, dredge and scows, Buffalo to Niagara; prop. Empire, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. C.G. Mixer, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Dashing Wave, do., Kingston, do.; Alexander, Bay City, do., timber; Fleet Wing, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; Filmore, do., do.; Victor, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; props. Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Argyle, do., do.; Shickluna, Toledo, Kingston, do.; schrs. G.L. Wrenn, Chicago, do., corn; Richardson, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; H. Fitzhugh, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; A. Ford, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Groton, Wallaceburg, Clayton, timber; Benedict, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Acontias, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Monterey, Port Huron, Clayton, staves; barque J.C. Woodruff, Pigeon Bay, Clayton, staves.
Up: Props. Champlain, Buckeye, barque Robert Gaskin, schr. Emerald, Mary D. Freeman, L. Wells, Wm. Raynor, E.P. Dorrs, barge J. Mark, prop. Acadia, schr. Tom Martin, steam-barge Glasgow, schr. Peerless.
A Big Whitefish - We are informed that Mr. Jacob Palmateer caught an exceedingly large whitefish, while fishing at the False Ducks the other day, which weighed 17 1/2 pounds. Within the recollection of the oldest inhabitant this is the largest fish of this species ever caught hereabouts. [Picton Times]
Canadian Shipping - The Monetary Times, in concluding a series of articles on the Commerce of Canada, after referring to the number of vessels built and registered at Canadian ports, throws out the following suggestion: - "Judging from these statistics, our shipping and shipbuilding interests may be justly said to be in a healthy condition and we regret, in taking our leave of the subject, that we are not able to lay our hands upon a statement showing the present aggregate size and importance of our Canadian marine. We are not in possession of figures later than 1868, and an estimate prepared at that time put the total number of vessels at 6,165, the tonnage at 859,829, and the value at $33,169,157. We are not aware that any such return is prepared by the Government and would suggest to the Minister of Marine, the Hon. Mr. Mitchell, that he might put a feather in his cap, by getting a correct inventory made of all the vessels, their owners, descriptions, etc., belonging to the Dominion, with the total number of seamen employed. We feel assured that correct returns would exceed the above figures, and prove our maritime resources to be highly flattering to us as a people."
p.2 Lock Accident at Kingston Mills - Yesterday evening between five and six, the steam-barge Adventure, owned and commanded by Captain John Devana, of Kingston, was on her return trip to Kingston from Ottawa by the Rideau Canal. She had got the length of the locks at Kingston Mills, and had passed three of them all right; but in No. 1 lock she had too much headway on her. She bumped against the gate, and then reversed her engine, but was not quick enough to prevent her driving right through, carrying the gates with her. One of the gates is very badly broken, and will rquire a new one; the other may be repaired. The traffic on the canal will be interrupted for eight or ten days.