p.1 A Trip Among the Thousand Islands - stop at Clayton, where "is carried on a considerable rafting business in connection with the Wolfe Island and Garden Island business," under Calvin & Breck.
p.2 Grain Vessels - The Toledo Democrat says: "The movement of grain vessels on the upper lakes for some days past, is reported to have been quite brisk, especially at ports on Lake Michigan. If a few of them would come this way with cargoes they would bring into use the large number of barges which have been lying idle in the harbour for a considerable time.
Stuck - The str. Rochester with the Napanee Orangemen and their friends on board got stuck yesterday in the Napanee River. She did not bring the party on, so the trip to Alexandria Bay did not take place.
Notice - The subscriber begs to give notice that he has sold all his interest in the Steam Yacht Marquis of Lorne to Mr. James Fisher, who will be responsible for all debts contracted on account of said vessel. Edward Law 16th Sept., 1874
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Corsican from Montreal; propeller Celtic from Montreal, propeller Stanley from Montreal; Persia from St. Catharines; steambarge Gatineau from Ottawa.
Montreal Transportation Company - tug Glide left with barges Glengarry, 16,046 bush. wheat; Dalhousie, 16,596 bush. wheat; McArthur, 13,335 bush. wheat; Advance, 11,775 bush. peas and wheat. Arrived - The prop. Africa unloaded 4,023 bush. wheat and proceeded to Montreal with the balance of her cargo. Tug Franklin left with barge Lancaster to load with corn at Napanee for Montreal.
Laying Up - The schooner China (Canadian) is now laid up at Sarnia, and the barque Southampton will take up at the same place in a few days. Both vessels have been in the timber trade between Bay City and Kingston during the summer, and their owners, Messrs. D.C. Thompson & Co., and D.B. Charleson, of Sarnia, have concluded to lay up their vessels for the season than fit them out for grain at present rates of freight. [Detroit Post]
Port Colborne, Sept. 16th, Down: steambarge Abercorn, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Hoboken, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Alice, Chicago, Queenstown, Ireland, bones; prop. Scotia, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; Dromedary, Detroit, do., do.; schr. C. Ames, Toledo, Oswego, do.
Up: schr. Perry White, Welland; brig Peerless, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit; prop. Ocean, St. Catharines, do., do.; schr. Almedia, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, iron ore; Anna Maria, Kingston, Milwaukee; H. Howard, Oswego, Detroit, coal; props. Lowell, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Monticello, Oswego, do., railroad iron; Grantham, Port Colborne, Goderich, light; Shandon, McDonald's Cove, Chicago, do.; Duncan City, Duncan City; Canada, Kingston, Chicago, light.
p.3 Napanee, Sept. 16th - The str. Rochester ran aground this morning in the river just below the town, with a large excursion party of Orangemen and Prentice Boys from Newburgh and the vicinity for Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The excursionists, after waiting all the day, were landed by the steamer Norfolk, and returned home. The steamer Norfolk, and tug Sherwood, from Mill Point, attempted to haul her off, but without success.