p.2 Dull Times - The shipping and forwarding business continues very dull. The complaint is general. From Chicago, Milwaukee, Toledo, Oswego and other ports the tale is the same. It is stated that there are 460 vessels laid up between Chicago and Kingston. Five large propellers were laid up last week in the former city, rather than lose money at present freight rates. A number of barges have been idle at this port for a long time, the owners having in some cases to keep men employed at considerable cost. A revival of business is anxiously looked for. Unless a great change takes place soon the present season will be one of the dullest on record.
City Council - (part) Wharf & Harbour Report - Ald. White presented the report of the committee on the Harbour and Wharves, which repeated previous recommendations regarding the removal of certain barges and the painting of the buoys, and contained a statement for the information of the Public Works Department as to the value of wharfs, which was put down at $173,009. On the motion of Ald. White the report was received and adopted.
p.3 Marine Intelligence
Business in the shipping line continues very dull. Forwarders complain that there is scarcely anything doing.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - prop. R.W. Standly from Hamilton; Kincardine, Belleville; str. Corinthian, Hamilton; Norseman, Rochester; steambarge Adventure, from Oswego, 150 tons Lehigh coal.
Port Colblorne, Sept. 1st - Down: steambarge Clinton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; schr. Marysburg, Ashtabula, Toronto, coal; Albatross, Port Colborne, Port Dalhousie, light; prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, wheat; Europe, Milwaukee, Montreal, do.; City of Montreal, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. J.R. Benson, Milwaukee, St. Catharines, wheat; prop. Sovereign, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; Alma Munro, Detroit, do., do.; yacht A. Cuthbert, Windsor, Toronto, do.; prop. Argyle, Bay City, Quebec, lumber; schr. Maggie Mira, do., do., do.; scow Juno, Cleveland, Thorold, coal; steambarge Swallow, Pigeon River, Ogdensburg, lumber; Belle, Port Cross, Bay City, Ogdensburg, do.; barge Eureka, do., do., do.; India, do., do., do.; prop. Champlain, Chicago, do., gen. cargo; barge John Ward, Bay City, do., lumber; Albany, East Saginaw, do., do.; F. Lester, Bay City, do., do.; steambarge Glasgow, Bay City, do., do.; schr. Montpelier, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Mary Grover, Cleveland, Port Dalhousie, coal; prop. Garden City, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barge O.J. Hall, do., do., do.; A.C. Keating, do., do., do.; schr. Hugh Coyle, Erie, Toronto, iron; Canada, Toledo, St. Catharines, timber.
Up: prop. Armenia, Hamilton; schr. Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Perry White, Port Colborne; Rathbun, Toronto, Cleveland, light; brig Baltimore, Whitby, Buffalo, telegraph poles; prop. Canada, Port Dalhousie, Milwaukee, light; steambarge Mary R. Robertson, Oswego, Kincardine, coal; schr. H.W. Hoag, Oswego, Toledo, light; prop. City of New York, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit.