The steamyacht Sport was in with a party from Alexandria Bay, this morning.
The strs. Ida and Rideau Belle were delayed several hours in the Rideau canal last night on account of fog.
The dredge Queen is now operating at Cummings dock, Wolfe Island, and, in the meantime, the ferry boat is landing at Hitchcock's dock.
The str. Corsican broke down about three miles this side of the Ducks this morning. The tug D.D. Calvin went up and will bring the vessel to Kingston.
Clearances: prop. Escanaba, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago; str. Denver, Oswego, to load coal for Milwaukee; tug Walker, Cleveland, with schrs. Glenora and Minnedosa.
The barges Cleveland and Detroit, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, have been in Davis' dry dock, this week, and the barges Regina and McCarthy and tug Walker have entered the government dock.
The tug Gordon has returned after towing the dredge St. Joseph down the river. The St. Joseph was at the Gut of Canso yesterday, and expects to reach St. John next week. She is over the worst of the trip.
Arrivals: str. Denver, Chicago, 48,000 bushels wheat; prop. Escanaba, Chicago, 50,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson, Montreal, five barges; prop. Rosedale, Duluth, grain; scow Minnie, Capt. Horatio Staley, bay ports, apples and scrap iron.
Connolly's steam winches have been sent to the Cedar rapids to be used in liberating the Columbian. Capt. Batton was in the city today. He says the steamer is almost afloat and all that is to be done is merely to heave the vessel from her present location. The Columbian is not even scratched.
Nelson W. French, here from Tunkhamock, Penn., for the purpose of securing someone to build a small steamer to test his new patent the chain propeller, left for Chicago today. He says he will endeavor to form a joint stock company and build a first class model to exhibit a model at the world's fair.
p.4 Accident To The Passport - Montreal, Sept. 9th - Owing to an accident the Richelieu & Ontario steamer Passport, from Toronto, while on her way to Montreal last night, had to run into Lachine and was unable to continue to Montreal. The passengers were brought to the city by rail.