p.2 Customs Imports - May 16th - Schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, John Kerr, 256 tons coal.
Propeller Nashua, Chicago, Montreal Transportation Co., 6,367 bush. grain and 15 bbls. pork.
p.3 Marine Notes
There was very little doing in the harbour today, only one propeller being reported as having arrived.
Montreal Transportation Company - The prop. Nashua arrived here and lightened 5,000 bush. wheat and 1,500 bush. corn.
The steamer Corsican had to drop anchor in Coteau Lake last night, having been unable to proceed on account of the dense smoke prevailing on the river.
Owing to some damage to the machinery of the tug Elfin, belonging to the M.T. Co., her tow of four barges went ashore on the rocks at the Galop Rapids on Tuesday morning. One of the barges has been got off all right, and it is expected another will be got off this afternoon. There will be considerable damage done, however, although the amount cannot be estimated at present.
The schr. B.W. Folger arrived this morning from Oswego with 256 tons coal for the Gas Company.
Toronto, May 16th - Recent soundings prove that the western channel of the harbour is fast filling up. Last year it was 300 feet wide, now it is only from 218 to 222 feet, and orders have been issued not to let two vessels at a time lie abreast at the Queen's wharf. The eastern channel is only safe for vessels drawing four feet, and under. It is proposed that the unexpected balance of the Government money shall be utilized for cleaning out the western channel.
Port Colborne, May 15th - Up - schrs. Miami Belle, Oswego, Toledo, light; Watertown, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Clyde, Kingston, Saginaw, light; Trade Wind, Newcastle, Toledo, light; Gleniffer, Kingston, Bay City, light; Oriental, Kingston, Toledo, light; White Oak, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Grantham, Quebec, Cleveland, potatoes; props. Alma Munro, Montreal, Detroit, gen. cargo; Scotia, St. Catharines, Detroit, gen. cargo; Clinton, Kingston, Saginaw, light.
Down - schrs. Russia, Chatham, Quebec, oak plank; Mary of Port Stanley, Tyrconnell, Kingston, staves; J. Norris, Point Pelee, Thorold, stone; D.W. McCall, Port Burwell, Port Colborne, timber.
In Harbour - schrs. Grantham, D.W. McCall.
p.4 Mill Point - A new vessel is now on the ways ready for her masts and rigging. Another is being repaired.
Four boats call daily, one tri-weekly and one weekly.