p.2 Short Excursions - 1/2 column on public's many different choices to get out on water.
The Proposed Yacht Race - In reply to the proposition made in the News that the challenge of Mr. Roy, of Belleville, for a yacht race between the Surprise and Kingston yachts to take place at Mill Point, should be accepted, provided the Kingston, Belleville and Trenton yachts should each put up a sum of $50, and three races to be sailed, one at Belleville, and one at Cobourg, or any other suitable place to be afterwards agreed upon, the Intelligencer says: "This proposition of the Kingston yachtsmen does not meet the challenge of Mr. Roy, which was given irrespective of any other Belleville boat than his own. Doubtless the owner of the Katie Gray would take part in such races as proposed, but the sum named is rather small to go as far as Cobourg to sail for. The Surprise is not yet in good trim for racing, but their spirited owners might take their chances. We suggest that the Kingston yachts sail here on Friday in the firemen's regatta, previous to which their wishes might be met, and that race made the first of the series."
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - arrived - prop. Columbia, from Toledo, 13,000 bush. wheat; schrs. West Side, Chicago, 18,700 bush. corn; Comanche, Chicago, 19,250 bush. corn.
James Swift's - arrived - steamers Algerian from Montreal, Spartan from Hamilton, and Armenia from Picton; props. Columbia from Toledo, Lake Michigan from Montreal, America from Hamilton, Celtic from Montreal, and Persia from St. Catharines.
Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. C.C. Mixer from Milwaukee, 16,127 bush. wheat; Cheney Ames from Chicago, 17,600 bush. wheat; A. Falconer from Toronto, 10,085 bush. wheat, and Pulaski from Milwaukee, 30,755 bush. oats.
Seamen's wages at Buffalo are $1 per diem by the trip, and $25 per month. [Oswego Times]
The Canadian schooner Craftsman is said to be under charter for a cargo of deals from Green Bay to Europe. [ibid]
Another line of steamers costing $80,000 will probably be placed on the route between Montreal and Quebec. [ibid]
The Floating Islands - The Detroit Free Press says: "The floating island in Lake St. Clair has floated to within ten miles of the lighthouse, and is directly in the route traversed by vessels entering Detroit River." [ibid]
A Canadian Complaint - Canadian owners complain bitterly about their vessels being obliged to report at Duncan City. The schooner Lady Dufferin, lately, unable to make that port, because of long-continued storm, proceeded on to Chicago. Her captain petitioned the Washington authorities, asking that the penalty be not inflicted on his vessel, and he was let off with a $30 fine instead of confiscation. The captain considered the fine an injustice, and the Canadians believe the law in the case has no other object than to hamper them, in order to drive them away from the Upper Lake trade. [ibid]
Port Colborne, Aug. 15th - Up - schrs. M.J. Cummings, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Wm. Sheepe (sic), do., Toledo, coal; Mediterranean, Charlotte, Sandusky, do.; W.Y. Emery, Kingston, Port Stanley, stone; Hartford, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; W.H. Oades, Oswego, Toledo, do.; Forest Queen, do., Detroit, do.; Smith & Post, do., do., light; John Wesley, do., Toledo, coal; Canton, Charlotte, Windsor, coal; Dundee, Kingston, Toledo, light; A. Craig, Collins Bay, do., do.; Kate Kelly, Oswego, Chicago, do.; Harvest Queen, Toronto, Erie, do.; prop. Armenia, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; Nashua, Ogdensburg, Chicago, do.; Lowell, do., do., do.; tug Metamora, Kingston, Grand Manitoulin, light; barge F. Russell, do., do., do.; G. Manley, do., do., do.; H. Benson, do., do., do.
Down - prop. America, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Columbia, do., do., wheat; Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Defiance, Ashtabula, St. Catharines, coal; Jas. Norris, Cleveland, Brockville, do.; Augusta, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Anglo-Saxon, do., Collins Bay, do.; Gleniffer, do., Kingston, do.; G.M. Neelon, do., Garden Island, do.
In Harbour - schrs. John Wesley, Russian.
p.3 Southampton, Aug. 15th - The Quebec, of Beatly's Sarnia and Lake Superior Line, arrived down this morning from Duluth with a fair number of passengers. She towed the barge down that carried up the first locomotive of the Canada Pacific Railroad to Fort William. The contractors say that in one month they will have the cars running on thirty miles of the road. The Quebec met the Ontario on Lake Superior bound up. Beautiful weather the round trip.
Custom Imports - Aug. 16th - Str. Columbia, Toledo, A. McPhie, 13,000 bush. wheat.
Str. America, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 5,546 bush. corn; Jas. Richardson, 181 bdls., 1 machine, 1 counter shaft.
Schr. Morning Star, Fairhaven, R.C. Carter & Co., 112 tons coal.
Schr. Westside, Chicago, A. McPhie, 18,717 bush. corn.
Schr. Comanche, Chicago, A. McPhie, 19,250 bush. corn.
W.H. Roands, M.T. Co., 19,704 bush. corn.
Schr. C. Ames, Chicago, M.T. Co., 17,600 bush. corn.
Schr. C.J. Mixer, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 16,127 bush. wheat.
Schr. Pulaski, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 30,775 bush. oats.