p.2 Marine Intelligence
Business in the harbour is very dull.
Montreal Transportation Company - No arrivals or departures to report.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamers Magnet from Charlotte; prop. Georgian from Chatham, str. Corsican from Hamilton; prop. Celtic from Montreal; str. Osprey from Montreal; schr. Active loading barley for Oswego.
Notice is given by the Lighthouse Board that on and after October 21st a steam fog whistle will be sounded during thick and foggy weather at Manitou Island Light Station, Lake Superior. The signal will give alternate blasts of three and five seconds, with intervals of twenty-six seconds.
On three occasions quite recently there have been several cases of abandonment of vessels which had either gone down in deep water and irrevocable or were cast upon shore and given up as a total loss. The difficulty which has arisen, it seems was improper action on the part of the owners and masters of the vessels.
Laying Up - There is every prospect that the list of marine disasters this fall will be lighter than ever before, for the simple reason that but few vessels will be outside. Every harbour on the lakes is full of idle vessels, and every day adds to the number stripped. There is certainly capacity in Chicago at present, excluding yesterday's charters, 2,500,000 bushels of grain. Fifteen vessels of the largest class if not chartered within a week, will strip for the season as others have done. This number can be spoken of definitely, and doubtless many of the others which still keep their canvass on will follow suit. The Ballentine and Moore go into quarters on the return to Saginaw.
Port Colborne, Oct. 7th - Up: schr. New Dominion of Toronto, Toronto, Cleveland, barley; S.D. Hungerford, Oswego, Toledo, coal; barge Manly, Whitby, Collingwood; schr. Trenton, Allanburg, Cleveland, light; barque Cavalier, Kingston, Bay City, do.; schr. W.B. Phelps, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Murray, Napanee, Erie, barley; Knight Templar, Oswego, Detroit, railroad iron; Minnie Williams, do., do., do.; Lilly Hamilton, Kingston, Pt. Burwell, light; J. Mullen, Charlotte, Sandusky, coal.
Down: schr. H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat.