The str. Belmont of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company ranks next to the St. Lawrence in point of speed.
To accommodate the grain traffic the canals were opened yesterday and will be so during the remainder of the season on Sunday.
The steamer W.B. Hall with 29,000 bushels rye, and the schr. Grantham with 23,000 bushels rye, have reached Portsmouth. The str. Rhoda Emily has discharged her cargo and gone to Oswego to take on coal for the west.
If the government does not early look after the dredging of Belleville harbor the mail steamers will be compelled to go around Prince Edward County. Twice in a week steamers have run on sand bars at Belleville and great has been the expense in getting them off.
Clearances: prop. Myles, Buffalo, light; tug Active and three barges, Montreal, grain; str. Armenia with schrs. S.H. Dunn and Norway in tow, Toledo, light; str. Hecla, Oswego, light; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; str. Chieftain and barges, Ogdensburg.
Arrivals: prop. Myles, Fort William, wheat; St. Magnus, Toledo, 35,800 bush. rye; Active and six barges, Montreal, light; prop. Glengarry and consorts Gaskin and Glenora, Toledo, 110,000 bush. grain; sloop Volunteer, Bedford Mills, cordwood; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte, 222 tons coal.
Lightning struck the schr. Hoboken when she was below Cleveland, abreast of the dummy, on the top of her mizzen topmast, and tore a piece about four inches wide and twenty four inches long out of it. It ran down the wire rigging, giving Capt. Graham and three of his sailors a severe shock. It was some time before they fully recovered.
General Paragraphs - Yesterday there was a heavy gale on the lake. The schr. W.T. Greenwood, laden with wheat for Kingston from Morpeth, was compelled to seek the shelter of the Island Point, Toronto. The prop. Persia was delayed at Kingston by the gale. The upgoing Richelieu & Ontario navigation company steamer laid over at Kingston.