p.2 Mail Boat Detained - The Spartan, which should have arrived from Montreal yesterday, was obliged to stop at Coteau du Lac, distant 34 miles from Montreal, on account of the dense fog which hung over the river. She was towed back to Montreal yesterday evening, but will not be up today.
Homeward Bound - The schr. Pamlico, from Chicago, drawing 12 feet of water, leaves today for the Old Country. We wish her a pleasant voyage.
The Forest Queen - Later despatches state the steamer Forest Queen was burned at 1:30 o'clock on Saturday morning, six miles above Pembroke. The cook, Mary Kavanagh, was burnt to death. The pilot and the crew, five men, and D.A. Martin, passenger, were saved. The pilot, Thos. Dunbar, was slightly scorched. The fire originated in the girl's room. The steamer was towing logs and is a total loss. Insurance not known.
The Queen - This is the name of the new boat placed on the route between Gananoque and Kingston. The Reporter, on the principle of keeping their "ain sea guts for their ain sea maws," says: -
"This boat has been purchased with a view solely to the accommodation of the people of Gananoque, and we do not think the proprietors expect too much when they ask that all legitimate business shall be given to them. If they get a considerable proportion of the traffic, there is no doubt of the boat's paying, and becoming a permanent institution; but if not, then some other route must be obtained."
This reminds one of the story of the old woman who had for many years borrowed a pot, but having at last got one of her own declared that she would neither "borrow or lend." The Gananoque people were glad of the Kingston boat when for many years they had none of their own, now that they have got a boat of their own they wish to patronize it only. We may leave them to the care of the Messrs. Folger, who will probably give them some hints on political economy.
Fire - We regret to hear that the Gull lighthouse, near Port Hope, was destroyed by fire on Saturday last at noon. The particulars we have not heard.
Yacht Race - On Saturday afternoon the long-spoken of yacht race came off. There was a fine breeze, and the day was as favourable as could be expected. The following boats entered, and their times are:
Thistle, A. McCorkell, 4 h., 55 m.
Emma, G. Offord, 4.55 1/2.
Brown Jug, Cunningham, 5.00
No Joke, Smithers, 5.10.
Qui Vive, Walkem, 5.12.
Stranger, Colston, 5.15.
The course was from Swift's wharf around Four Mile Point buoy and back. Mr. R. Makins was starter, and started the boats at 2:50. The Thistle got the first prize - a silver cup, the Emma a flag, and the Brown Jug saved her entrance money.
Good Fishing - a repeat from Brighton Ensign.
Canadian Regulations - Nearly all the Port Hope vessels are licensed by the Dominion Government and are not obliged to report or clear at custom houses in Canada. The captains are furnished with customs books in which they record all cargoes, and the books are open for inspection by any customs officers. For neglect to keep the record correctly the license is revoked and the vessels are liable to a heavy fine. All licensed vessels are obliged to paint on their stern the word "license" and the number. [St. Catharines]
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schrs. Agnes Hope, from Hamilton, 15,253 bush. wheat; Pamlico, for the Old Country, lightens 10,000 bush. corn; Ontario, from Toronto, with car iron.
Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. Graham, from Chicago, 22,000 bush. corn; prop. East, from Toronto, 2,203 bush. wheat; schrs. O. Storrs, from Toronto, 9,128 bush. wheat; Babineau & Gaudry, from Toronto, 9,593 bush. wheat; tug Elfin arrived with barges Wanderer, 10,600 bush. wheat; MacArthur, 15,500 bush. wheat; tug Glide arrived with barges Waverley, 12,027 bush. wheat and peas; Chicago, 20,606 bush. wheat; Crimson, 9,067 bush. wheat; Montreal, 19,495 bush. corn; Vitility, 10,500 bush. wheat.
G.T.R. Dock - The schr. Richardson has arrived with railroad iron.
James Swift & Co. - prop. Bristol passed up; str. Passport down; str. Corsican down; prop. Canada down; prop. Celtic down; tug Admiral D.D. Porter up; schr. Tona (sic), 121 tons grate coal; and sloop Cora, 100 tons blacksmith coal.
Holcomb & Stewart - The schr. M.C. Cameron, from Kincardine, 21,350 bush. wheat; schr. Sweepstakes, from Chicago, 12,000 bush. wheat.
Port Colborne, May 30th - Down: props. Georgian, Port Ryerse, Montreal, gen. cargo; Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. W.G. Grant, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; H.B. Moore, Chicago, do., corn.
Up: prop. City of New York, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, gen. cargo; prop. Empire, do., do., do.; brig Emery, Toronto, do., light; schrs. Maize, Oswego, Toledo, salt; Mystic Star, do., do., coal; brig H. Rooney, Kingston, do., light; schrs. Picton, Toronto, Ashtabula, do.; Mary Battle, Collinsby, Alpena, do.; Samana, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Elvina, do., Racine, coal; J.R. Noyes, Fairhaven, Milwaukee, do.; Mary, Oswego, blank; Florida, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Reindeer, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light; barque Winona, Port Colborne, Cleveland, do.; schr. Orient.
p.3 C.I. - May 30th - Str. Kincardine, Oswego, H. Skinner, 60 bbls. glassware; W. Pipe, 21 bxs bottles; J. Muckleston & Co., 50 bbls. water lime; P. Conroy, 100 sacks meal.
Schr. J. McDonald, Big Sodus, Folger Bros., 30 tons pig iron.
Schr. Annie Falconer, Ashtabula, Chaffey & Bro., 404 tons coal.