p.2 New Steam Yacht - Within a few years several gentlemen in Kingston have purchased steam-yachts, a class of pleasure boats much in favour in the United States. These have turned out so well that other gentlemen have been affected by the example, and Messrs. James Fisher, Law, and some other gentlemen are getting one built at the shipyard. Mr. Power, the Proprietor, has had the best experience in yacht building, as will be testified by the John Power and other yachts which are known around Kingston, and Sir Hugh Allan's splendid steam pleasure yacht the Oxford which he designed and built for Sir Hugh in Montreal. The new yacht will be fifty feet long on the load line, and 56 feet over all; ten feet 2 inches across the beam, and five feet hold. Her engine and boiler and other machinery are coming from Glasgow and are expected next week. Her name will be the Marquis of Lorne. She will be made of the best material, and finished in the best possible manner.
The Picton - This popular steamer passed down yesterday evening with a full cargo and a number of passengers.
For Manitoba - The str. Manitoba, which left Sarnia on the 20th ult., took a large number of passengers, principally well-to-do farmers from Western Ontario, who intend settling in Manitoba, are taking horses, waggons and agricultural implements of the most improved kind. They have a large number of very fine blooded cattle. They are certainly the finest party of men who have yet gone to Manitoba.
The revenue cutter Dahlia collided with the schooner Montmorency in the Welland Canal on Friday night, and cut her open below water mark, causing her to sink.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The schrs. Hercules, from Toronto, with 14,045 bush wheat; Wood Duck, from Toronto, with 11,634 bush wheat; barges D departed with 13,350 bush corn; Seneca, with 15,253 bush wheat.
Montreal Transportation Co. - The Ameden, from Toronto, with 4,250 bush wheat; tug Bronson left with barges Wheat Bin, 21,911 bush wheat; Lorne, 12,419 bush wheat; and Lancaster, 12,723 bush wheat.
James Swift & Co. - Prop. Kincardine left for Oswego; str. Picton arrived from Trenton; Corinthian passed down, and prop Georgian arrived from Port Stanley.
Holcomb & Stewart - The schr. Ben W. Folger arrived from Toronto, with 10,000 bush wheat.
Shipyard - The Ben Folger and Sweet Home are lying up for repairs.
Port Colborne, June 1st - Down - Props Georgian, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; barge Indiana, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Eureka of Detroit, do., do., do.; Flambay Belle Crosse, do., do., do.; tug C.J. Brydges, Buffalo, Montreal, light; barque Crooke, Lake St. Clair, Kingston, timber; schr. N.H. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; prop Garden City, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barque Southampton, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schr. L. Simmons, Toledo, Oswego, corn; steam barge Lirallon (sic), East Sagineau, Ogdensburg, lumber; barque Laura, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Fellow Craft, Dresden, Clayton, staves; schr. Jennie Mullins, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; prop. Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. O.M. Keys, Oak Harbour, Oswego, lumber; barge H.F. Charles, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; schr. Emeu, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; S.R. Merritt, Bay City, Kingston, timber; M.C. Upper, do., do., do.; Lady Macdonald, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Lillie Pratt, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; China of Hamilton, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Wm. Reyner, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Shandon, Sheboygan, Kingston, timber.
Up - Schr. John Dunn, Oswego, Chicago, coal; prop. Nashaway, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Paronia (sic), Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop Bruno, Toronto, Chatham, Chicago; schr. Dalid, Philadelphia, Buffalo, light; schr. Cossack, Rochester, Chicago, coal; Surprise, Clayton, Cleveland, potatoes; Orient, Oswego, Chicago, light; Dundee, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light; prop. Alma Munro Lawrence (sic), Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Bermitt, Kingston, Pigeon Bay, light; St. Andrews, Kingston, Toledo, light; at elevator, steam barge Triumph.
p.3 C.I. - June 1st - Sloop Cora, Oswego, Holcomb & Stewart, 11,925 bush. wheat.