p.2 The yacht Undine, from Toronto, has returned from the Bay of Quinte and is now lying in the harbour. The two-masted yacht L.T. Vorce, from South Bay Point, in the Bay of Quinte, is lying at Folger & Hanley's wharf. She is a fine yacht of about fifteen tons, and is named after her owner and Captain. If the wind continues fresh she will go up tonight.
The Government blasting party are progressing slowly with their work. They are now opposite the Shipyard, and the improvement they are effecting will be most grateful to sailors.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - prop. America from Montreal; str. Algerian from Hamilton; Norseman from Charlotte; prop. Bristol from Prescott; Chicago Belle from Ogdensburg.
Montreal Transportation Co. - schr. H. Folger, from Chicago, 21,205 bush. corn; Prince Alfred from Chicago 19,500 bush. corn.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schr. Oliver Mowat, from Port Dalhousie, 17,260 bush. corn.
Port Colborne, July 29th - Down: prop. Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of St. Catharines, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schr. A. Muir, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Grace Shannon, Cleveland, Prescott, stone.
Up: schr. Ironsides, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Lasalle, Rochester, Chicago, coal; brig Peerless, Hamilton, Cleveland, scrap iron; barque Gen. Burnsides, Clayton, Detroit, light; Fellowcraft, Ogdensburg, Parry Sound, light; schr. Gulnair, New Dominion, Toronto, Ashtabula, light; Siberia, Kingston, Toledo, light; steambarge Glasgow, Oswego, Bay City, light; barge Lester, do., do., do.; John Marks, do., do., do.; Albany, do., do., do.; schr. New Dominion of Picton, Pt. Colborne, Toledo, light; barque Erie Belle, Kingston, Kincardine, light; schr. Corsican, Toronto, Toledo, light; Union, Pt. Colborne, Toledo, light.
p.3 Sault Ste. Marie, July 29th - The str. Cumberland passed down at 9 a.m.
The Benson - An exchange says: "With reference to the profit of direct shipment to Europe from lake ports, it is stated that the schr. Benson, from Toledo, Ohio to Cork, was to receive $7,080, gold, or $7,788, gold, if ordered, as she probably will be, to another port. This, for a trip of two months, says the Buffalo Courier, will leave a handsome margin for profit - say $4,000, which will pay, even if she comes back in ballast. Her owners expect, however, to secure a return cargo of iron or ore from Glasgow." The same paper adds: "The success so far attained seems likely to stimulate other ship-owners to repeat the experiment, which, however, has often and unsuccessfully been tried before. The most favourable season of the year was wisely chosen for the voyages of the Pamlico and Benson, and other vessels in other months may be less fortunate. One way or the other, the question of the practibility of direct trade from the great lakes to Europe will probably soon be solved."
C.I. - 30th - Schr. E.G. Benedict, Little Sodus, R.S. Carter & Co., 350 tons coal.
Schr. H. Folger, Chicago, M.T. Co., 21,205 bush. corn.
Str. Norseman, Charlotte, Rees Bros., 3 bbls. apples.
Schr. Prince Alfred, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,535 bush. corn.