E. Taylor will serve as first engineer on Leslie's new tug Petrel, with J. Evans as 2nd engineer.
J. McCorkell launched his new sailing yacht Humming Bird yesterday. She is a five ton vessel with a portable cabin and built of cedar.
The tug Thompson, towing the schrs. Minnedosa and Kildonan, made the run from Port Dalhousie to Kingston in 13 hours. This is fast time.
Arrivals: tug Thompson with schrs. Kildonan and Minnedosa; prop. Betenoir, Chicago, 8,000 bush. corn, 31,000 bush. rye; str. Persia, St. Catharines; str. Corsican, Toronto.
The schr. Minnedosa was loaded with 61,000 bushels in 1 hour and 20 minutes at Duluth. There were eight spouts used in loading, the vessel containing seven hatches. Capt. Geogeghan says this knocks everything out.
Clearances: schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte; tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges grain; tug Hall, Charlotte, three barges; strs. Nile and Isis, Ottawa, sundries; sloop Volunteer, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; str. Armenia, Duluth, with schrs. Dunn and Norway, Toledo.
Capt. Batton writes that the new steamer Columbia will arrive from New York next week. On her trial trip she did not reach the guaranteed speed and her wheels are being altered so that she will go faster. She will cover eighteen miles an hour when finished.