The str. Rideau Belle is only running as far as Smith's Falls now.
The schr. B.W. Folger will return from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.
The strs. Passport, Algerian, Magnet and Spartan are laid up at Sorel, Quebec.
The Thousand Island steamboat company has purchased the steamer Sylvan Stream.
The str. Maud will be ready to resume business on Saturday morning. She has had her eccentric repaired.
Arrivals: tug Thompson, Fair Haven, with three barges; tug Active, Oswego, three barges coal; str. Persia, St. Catharines.
The building to be used by Capt. Pierce, at Portsmouth, has been completed. His yacht, the Wild-flower, will be hauled out in a few days.
Clearances: tug Thompson, Charlotte, with schrs. Gaskin and Kildonan to load coal for Fort William; tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges; schr. Jamieson for Collins Bay ports to load coal.
An effort will be made this winter by companies navigating the river to get an appropriation from Congress to dredge the river between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg and remove dangerous rocks and shoals.
The schr. W.T. Greenwood, with 8,243 bushels barley, was the first cargo of this year's crop to be received at Oswego. The barley is average, weighing 48 lbs. to the bushel. Grades have not been established yet, and, therefore, prices have not been made.
The Ogdensburg Transit company will replace its three wooden steamers, W.A. Haskell, Walter E. Frost, and W.J. Averill, with new steel propellers, and is now figuring with the Detroit dry dock company to build them. The contract will amount to $600,000 or $200,000 for each boat.
Mr. Bushell, mate of the str. Spartan, returned from Sorel, Que., yesterday, where he laid up the steamer for the winter. Speaking of the Corinthian Mr. Bushell says a meeting of the directors of the company was to have been held yesterday to decide what would be done in the matter. The hull inspector advised the company that the hull was not worth raising, and the directors will, no doubt, act on this advice. The Corinthian was burned to the water's edge, and nothing is left but a charred hull.