p.2 Still They Come - The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal last night for Kingston: American, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Dan Lyons, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Falmouth, Toledo, Kingston, corn; M. Parsons, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; St. Andrews, Chicago, Kingston, corn; H. Folger, Chicago, Kingston, grain; Corsican, Toledo, Kingston, grain; H. Dudley, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Wawanosh, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Siberia, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; Southampton, Bay City, Garden Island, timber.
p.3 Marine Notes
There is only one arrival to report today, that of the schr. Ontario at the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company's Dock from Goderich with 10,664 bush. wheat. There is consequently a good many barges around the harbour just now.
At Swift's wharf the strs. Spartan called from Hamilton, and the Corsican from Montreal. The props. Kincardine called from Oswego and the Oswego Belle from Belleville.
Freights - The Chicago Inter-Ocean says: "Here are the charters. We leave our readers to judge for themselves whether grain freights are higher or lower. Agents as a rule will not tell rates: To Kingston - schr. Willie Keller wheat on private terms; schrs. Cleveland, corn at 5 1/4 cents; Mineral State, oats at 4 3/8 cents; Comanche, oats, 4 1/4 cents; Cheney Ames, corn at 5 1/4 cents." The same paper urges that the private terms system should be frowned down.
The new steamer Empress of India is to launched at Millpoint on the 10th inst.
Between fifteen and sixteen feet of water are reported in the Welland Canal, nearly three feet more than at this time last year.
Overdue - Fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner Frank C. Leighton, which passed Detroit on the 13th inst., bound down, grain laden. Nothing has been heard from her since that date. [Chicago Inter-Ocean]
Laid Up - The Chicago Post and Mail says: "The John Magee, Hutchinson, Masten, Flint, Dobbins, Sage, Lottie Wolf, City of the Straits, Elizabeth Jones, Mary Lyon, Van Valkenburg, and San Diego are laid up," which indicates that there are lively times along the lakes this season - for vessel strippers.
The Inter-Ocean gives the following: Corn to Kingston at 5 cents; to Ogdensburg, 5 1/2 cents. Wheat to Buffalo (or vessels chartered in Chicago to load at Milwaukee and Racine) on p.t. rumoured to be 2 1/8 cents. These are the lowest rates yet accepted. Many owners have come to the conclusion that it is better to put their craft into quarters than to run in debt, and a number of the fleet now going down will not return. The times have become desperately hard for vessel owners, and next winter there is every prospect that the United States marshals at the various ports will be more busy than ever before.
Port Colborne, June 2nd - Up - schrs. Ganges, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Emen (Emeu ?), do., Erie, iron ore; Cataract, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Sweden, do., Sault Ste. Marie, do.; M.L. Breck, Port Metcalfe, Bay City, do., barge H. Russell, Kingston, Lake Superior, do.; schrs. H. Benson, do., do., do.; Jane Ralston, Clayton, Bay City, stone; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Gladstone, Charlotte, Chatham, coal; Edward Blake, St. Catharines, Port Colborne, light.
Down - schrs. Jessie Stuart, Ashtabula, Port Colborne, coal; Clara Youell, Black River, Toronto, do.; American, Chicago, Kingston, corn; M.F. Merrick, Courtwright, Clayton, staves; Monteray, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; Union, Port Ryerse, Thorold, timber; Gulnair, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Dan Lyons, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Wawanosh, Bay City, do., timber; Falmouth, Toledo, do.; corn; Siberia, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; Southampton, do., do., do.; R. Morwood, Spanish River, Welland, lumber; M. Parsons, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Erie Queen, Port Amherst, Prescott, block stone; Light Guard, Waukegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; Albatross, Bay City, Collins' Bay, timber; L. Andrews, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; H. Folger, Chicago, Kingston, grain; Corsican, Toledo, do., do.; H. Dudley, Chicago, do., corn.
In Harbour - schrs. Jane Ralston, M.L. Breck, Mary, Lydia, Cataract, Edward Blake, prop. Pittsburg and barges.