The schr. Pilot cleared for Cape Vincent with lumber.
The barge Ransom is being caulked at Davis' dry dock.
The str. North King makes her last trip of the season Saturday.
The steam yacht Sirius, Alexandria Bay, took a fishing party down the Rideau canal yesterday.
The steamer D.D. Calvin, with 25,000 bushels corn, and the schr. Valencia, with 36,134 bush wheat, have reached Portsmouth from Chicago.
The work of transforming the hull of the schr. Jessie Breck into a tow barge will be completed by the end of the month. She will be towed by the steambarge Africa.
Arrivals: prop. Armenia and consort Norway, Chicago, 45,000 bush. corn; schr. Trade Wind, Oshawa, 10,800 bushels two-rowed barley; schr. Oliver Mowat, Whitby, 15,800 bushels peas; schr. Acacia, Whitby, 13,000 bushels two-rowed barley; prop. Seguin, Chicago, 40,000 bush. grain; tug Thompson, Montreal, with five barges; schr. Maggie L., Gananoque, oats; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.
To Build Special Steamers - Alexander Millow, traffic manager for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, was in the city yesterday. He looked over the improvements being made to the steamers Corsican and Spartan. He says the company will build two palatial steel steamers this winter for service between Kingston and Montreal. Estimates for the construction of the two boats will be received from parties in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland and Toronto. The steamers will be built at large expense and handsomely equipped. Mr. Milloy says the passenger traffic on the river St. Lawrence calls for extra steamboat service. The new boats will run in connection with the railroads and will not interfere with the work of the regular line boats.