THE SQUALLS ARE MANY.
It is expected the Maud will be ready for service on Friday.
Clearances: schr. Grantham, Oswego, to load coal for Toronto.
On Wednesday last the schr. Fleetwing lost a couple of jibs in a squall off Oswego.
The steamer John Haggart arrived last night with a large quantity of freight for Perth.
The steamyacht Little Mac arrived in Kingston with a party on board from Carleton Island.
Arrivals: prop. Niagara, Duluth, 24,300 bush. wheat; tug Thompson, Montreal, four barges; sloop Laura D., Napanee, 3,000 bush. oats; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; prop. St. Magnus, Montreal.
Last evening the str. Columbia, in running the Cedar rapids, broke the chain of the rudder and ran aground at the Cenace (Conace?) Island, about one mile below the Cedars. The passengers were landed safely at St. Timothe, and taken to Montreal.
Capt. Cornwall, of the schr. Herbert Dudley, says he never saw anything to equal the squalls which have occurred on Lake Ontario during the past week. He says the puffs came on so suddenly that it is almost impossible to right a vessel and prepare to meet the gale. Several vessels have been disabled on account of these winds.
Harbor master McCammon took a spin about the harbor with Capt. Allen on the str. Pierrepont, last night, and took the range lights from Portsmouth to see if they really gave the satisfaction expected. Mr. McCammon found the lights were just as they had been recommended by several old mariners. They could be taken in range four miles west of Portsmouth even to better advantage. A great inconvenience to sailors was, however, that vessels anchored in line with the lights at Portsmouth. Last night the schr. Hyderabad was moored in the channel. Mr. McCammon says any vessel anchoring within a radius of 300 yards of the range will be held responsible for any accident which might occur.
Leaving Kingston - Messrs. Connolly, contractors, are taking their construction plant to St. John, N.B., after finishing dry-dock here.
The Veteran Captain - Few of the regular summer river residents but know the face and form of Capt. Andrew Miller, of the str. Islander. He has been in the employ of the company for eighteen years, and is still one of the best appreciated officers on the line. Passengers find him one day the same as another, courteous and efficient and obliging. He does not try to do the picturesque character act, or to assume more authority than he really possesses, but he is always "there," and accidents on boats under his command, have cost the company very little money. [Clayton On-the-St. Lawrence]
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