p.2 Low Freights - The schr. E. Blake is lying at the wharf with 18,000 bush. of grain, for which her owner receives only one cent and a quarter for freight. At this rate the profits of vessel owners are likely to be small this season.
The harbour today presented a busy appearance, the lower part especially being quite lively. A number of vessels have arrived since last night, and the elevators are hard at work transferring the grain into barges.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schrs. Winona, Chicago, 20,075 bush. wheat; Typo, Milwaukee, 22,473 bush. wheat; J.N. Carter, Port Dalhousie, 13,770 bush. wheat; Picton, Toronto, 9,806 bush. wheat; W.J. Preston, Milwaukee, 15,000 bush. wheat; Dundee, Toronto, 16,507 bush. wheat; Acacia, Toronto, 12,338 bush. wheat; Acorn, from Chicago, 21,617 bush. wheat.
Cleared in tow of tug Jessie Hall, the barges Jane, 10,017 bush. corn and 1,468 bush. wheat; Onondaga, 13,432 bush. wheat and 4,000 bush. corn; Powerful, 18,500 bush. wheat.
Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schrs. J. Bigler, Chicago, 21,538 bush. wheat; America, Chicago, 22,459 bush. corn; Lord Dufferin, Chicago, 21,441 bush. corn; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,000 bush. corn; also the tug Elfin with barges Kinghorn and Detroit, light.
The Norway has arrived at Garden Island with timber, and the Sweden has cleared light.
James Swift's Wharf - The prop. Argyle called from Montreal.
At the shipyard the Mary Grover has been launched and the Yankee Blade has been hauled out for repairs. We understand that there was quite a large quantity of grain damaged on the Blade's last trip down, hence the necessity for being hauled out. A small steamer, the Peerless, from Brockville, is also on the ways. Preparations for launching the Hyderabad are in a forward state, and it is expected tomorrow afternoon she will be afloat in her "native element."
Port Colborne, May 18th, 7 p.m. - Up - schr. Fleetwing, Rochester, Detroit, coal; tug Crusader, Oswego, Dunkin City; schrs. Southampton, Kingston, Bay City, light; Sligo, Port Metcalfe, Presque Isle, do.; Mary, Kingston, Port Stanley, do.; Siberia, Kingston, Bay City, do.
Down - schrs. Ben Franklin, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, stone; Mary Battle, Presque Isle, Port Metcalfe, timber; Montgomery, Toledo, Clayton, do.; Paragon, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Ella Morton, do., Hamilton, do.; Blazing Star, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Victor, Bay City, Kingston, staves; E.H. Rathbun, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; Jane Ralston, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; S. Neelon, Bay City, Collins' Bay, timber; Adriatic, Chicago, Edwardsburg, corn; G.M. Neelon, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Gulnare, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; J.H. Breck, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Madeira, Racine, Kingston, wheat; H.A. Richmond, Bay City, Oak Orchard, lumber; Montauk, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Union, Port Ryerse, Port Colborne, lumber; Augusta, Bay City, Kingston, timber; barge Grimsby, Milwaukee, St. Catharines, wheat; steambarge Clinton, Kingston, wheat; prop. Georgian, Port Ryerse, Montreal, gen. cargo.
In Harbour - schr. Southampton, Montmorency, Montauk, Fleet Wing, Mary, Farewell, Russian, Stafford, Union, Siberia. prop. Pittsburg and barges.
Port Rowan, May 18th - Yesterday morning, at six o'clock, a barque named the John C. Street, of St. Catharines, light, bound up from Port Colborne, was capsized during a squall about six miles below Long Point. Six of the crew were lost, and three saved. The names are unknown. The captain was not on board.
p.3 Toronto, May 19th - The steamer City of Toronto made the fastest time ever known from Niagara to this city, doing the distance in one hour fifty-nine minutes.
Customs Imports - May 18th - Schr. Oriental, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 258 pcs. oak.
Bark St. Lawrence, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 197 pcs. oak.
Schr. Winona, Chicago, A. Macphie, 20,976 bush. corn.
Schr. Arabia, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 19,098 bush. wheat.