Today it is still blowing a gale and the work looking to the relief of the vessels lying ashore on Amherst Island, south shore, has to be suspended. Capt. Donnelly returned today, expecting to resume operations tomorrow. The steam barge Norman floated over Gull Shoal on which she struck and is safe in South Bay. The prop. Stanley which ran aground near her, is very hard on. It is expected that after her cargo is removed it will take two steamers to pull her off. The steamers John A. and Chieftain will attend to her.
Capt. Jas. Allen, with the tug Franklin is working today at the schr. Carleton, ashore at Point Pleasant. He will likely get her off tonight.
The tug Crusader from Oswego has come to the aid of the steam barge Lothair and her consort.
A large vessel, name unknown, in addition to those already reported is on shore at the Ducks. None of the vessels ashore have broken up.
Capt. T. Allen has returned from Presque Isle today, having with the aid of the steamer Watertown from Toronto got the Iona, now ashore there, over the bar into safe water. She will not be badly damaged.
The str. Rochester arrived down from the Bay today. On Wednesday evening she had to run into Bath, and remain there all night.
- arrivals and departures.
-Imports - 5.
-W.C. - 5.