Clearances: sloop Idlewild, Amherst Island, lumber.
The M.T. company's new barge is progressing rapidly.
Str. Myles, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.
L.B. Spencer says the water was seventeen inches higher at his wharf yesterday than it was in October last.
Coal is selling at Oswego for $4.60 per ton at present. An advance in price will probably occur at the end of the month. Considerable coal is being shipped in Montreal by barges.
The prop. Campana arrived in port yesterday afternoon. She has had a new boiler and engine inserted during the winter giving her a head of steam twice as powerful as last year. The Campana was the first iron boat to come through from the salt water.
Arrivals: prop. Campana, Chicago, 28,000 bushels corn and rye; str. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 8,000 bushels corn and proceeded to Montreal; schr. Katie Eccles, Wellington, peas; tug Thompson, Montreal, four light barges; str. Bon Voyage, Rochester; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.
Incidents Of The Day - The repairs to the str. Algerian, in dry-dock, are progressing rapidly. Much new iron sheeting is being added to the stem, while the woodwork is being renewed. The steamer will be out in a few days.
General Paragraphs - The str. Algerian left the dry dock this morning. There is still a couple of days work to be done but which can be completed as she lays in the water.