p.2 We noticed at the foot of Johnson Street this morning a black steamboat, flying the American colours. On enquiry we found her to be the U.S. steamer Ada, Capt. Lockwood in command. The Ada will proceed immediately on her trip down the St. Lawrence, for the purpose of surveying. She is at present taking in coal at Swift's wharf.
Jones & Miller's wharf - prop. Asia, 14,000 bush. wheat.
Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - no arrivals.
Montreal Transportation Co. - No arrivals. Departures: tugs Charlotte and Glide, barges Waverly, 11,875 bush. wheat; Glengarry, 16,173 bush. wheat; Frank, 8,475 bush. wheat; Convoy, 7,930 bush. wheat; Chicago, 19,929 bush. wheat; Wanderer, 9,415 bush. wheat; Consort, 9,729 bush. wheat; Dalhousie, 17,033 bush. wheat; Toledo, 20,998 bush. wheat; Staghound, 9,981 bush. wheat.
James Swift & Co. - The strs. Magnet and Armenia passed down; str. Corinthian and prop. Kincardine passed up. U.S. surveying steamer Ada arrived.
Shipyard - Tug Active is being repaired, and a new barge is being built.
Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - no arrivals.
Port Colborne, May 12th - Down: barge Lisgar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; steam-barge Lincoln, Chicago, Kingston, do.; schr. Duncan City, Duncan City, Oswego, lumber; barges India, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Eureka, do., do., do.
Up: schr. Mediterranean, Sodus Point, Detroit, pig-iron; steambarge A. Turner, Ogdensburg, Detroit, light; R. Gaskin, Collinsby, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Monterey, Clayton, Chicago, light; Fearless, Kingston, Cleveland, do.; M.L. Higgie, Kingston, Chicago, do.; City of Chicago, Port Colborne, do., do.; Oliver Mitchell, Maggie McRea, New Dominion of Picton, barque Cecilia.
Ontario Ship Canal - The Ontario Ship Canal has been under discussion. A paper circulated on the members' desks has created some astonishment. It states that a million dollars has been subscribed and ten per cent paid on it by deposit in a chartered bank, understood to be the Bank of Montreal; and this statement is confirmed by the signature of Mr. Geo. Moffatt. It is said that the capital has been subscribed in Montreal.