Capt. Craig is thinking of building a steamer for river service.
The elevator Sampson is undergoing repairs on the ways at Portsmouth.
The schr. Restless left Portsmouth yesterday light for Deseronto to load lumber.
Arrivals: schrs. Blanchard and Seguin, Chicago, grain; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, light.
A large fleet of vessels, carrying grain from the west, will arrive at Portsmouth next week.
The prop. St. Magnus was strained here recently while lightened at the stern to have her wheel repaired.
The schr. Two Brothers with 1,500 bushels of rye is ashore at Amherst Island. Her master telegraphed Garden Island for assistance.
Clearances: prop. Armenia with barge Norway in tow for Toledo, light; prop. Algonquin, Chicago, light; schr. Singapore, Oswego, lumber; schr. Annie Falconer, Oswego, lumber; prop. Alberta, Chaumont, light; schr. Flora Carveth, Fairhaven, light; str. Traveller and three barges, Ogdensburg, light; str. Ione, Alexandria Bay, excursion.
An Offer of Long Ago - An experienced vessel man, speaking to a Whig reporter yesterday, recalled the time, many years ago, when the late D.D. Calvin offered to cover the long shoal in Kingston with a permanent dock, on condition that he be allowed the use of it indefinitely. On account of petty jealousies and rivalry the offer was refused, and now, said the speaker, "the government is sinking thousands of dollars in an apparently fruitless endeavor to remove the shoal." There is no doubt that if the harbor entrance were partially closed by a dock, its safety would be greatly increased.
p.4 The Steam Tug King Burned - Tobermory, Sept. 19th - The steam tug King, of St. Catharines, Capt. John Soden, while lying at the dock early yesterday was discovered to be on fire, and in less than an hour was a total loss. The crew barely escaped with their lives, losing all clothing and valuables. Cause of fire unknown.