The tug Morey started yesterday afternoon for the purpose of releasing the schooner Antelope which has lain in-bound eight days today, but without success. She had got within a short distance of the schooner, when from some cause she stopped, and there remained till about ten o'clock this morning, blowing her whistle at intervals, denoting that she was in distress.
At eight o'clock this morning the tugs Dana and Melvin answered to the call of the Morey, and started through the field of ice to her relief. it took them about one hour to get to her, and at the present writing they have not returned.
Just before sundown last evening, eight vessels appeared to the westward, outside of the ice, only two of which succeeded in getting through and into the harbor. The tug Dana was looking after the fleet, and towed the two in.
The second one, the Ariadnel ran into the Dana and knocked her smokestack down. During the night the outside vessels were reinforced by three others, and this morning the whole nine are standing off and on, waiting for an opening.