p.2 The Welland Canal - We are informed by vessel men that Locks No. 3 and 14 in the Welland Canal have "caved in" so much that full sized canal vessels are unable to get through. One vessel that arrived here a few days ago had nearly two inches cut away from her sides before she could pass, and even then it was difficult to do so. This ought to be looked to at once.
A Quick Passage - The schr. Mary Ann, of Kingston, Capt. Dandy, made the remarkably quick round trip of going from Kingston to Oswego and back in twenty-eight hours. She loaded coal at Oswego for the Gas Works.
James Swift's Wharf - Called - The steamer Corinthian from Montreal; Spartan from Montreal; Passport from Hamilton; Norseman from Charlotte.
The shaft of the Algerian is nearly ready for shipment, and will probably be hoisted this week. In that case the Algerian will soon be running again.
Aground - A telegram received today says: "Information received here that the steamer Corinthian is ashore at Grafton. Passengers all safe." Since receiving the telegram we have learned that the Corinthian went ashore in the heavy gale of last night, and it is in a very bad spot. The passengers have not yet been got off, but the Norseman has been telegraphed for from Port Hope to come and take them. The Corinthian left Kingston all right yesterday afternoon. Captain Donnelly, with the tugs Hiram Calvin and Chieftain, and two steam pumps have gone to the rescue.
Port Colborne, Sept. 16th - Up - schrs. S.T. Atwater, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Conneaut, Oswego, Toledo, salt; D.M. Foster, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; Jamaica, Oswego, Chicago, salt; O. Mowat, Kingston, Black River, light; Manzanilla, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore.
Down - schr. Alexander, Kingsville, Clayton, timber; G.B. Sloan, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Siberia, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; E.H. Rutherford, Kingsville, Hamilton, ties; prop. Ocean, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; America, Toledo, Montreal, oats; Alma Munro, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Africa, Toledo, Montreal, corn.
In harbour - schrs. D.M. Foster and Russian.
p.3 Customs Imports - Sept. 18th - Schr. Morning Star, Oswego, John Kerr, 108 tons coal.
Schr. Mary Ann, Oswego, John Kerr, 150 tons coal.
Skiff, Alexandria Bay, Henry Deryaw, 1 skiff.