Capt. Allan left for Buffalo today, to sail the schr. Queen of the Lakes.
Capt. Joseph Parsons purchased the schr. Ganges, laying at Detroit, Mich.
Capt. Noonan was offered $3,000 for the hull of the str. Rideau Belle. He asked $3,500.
There is great activity among the boats at Collinsby. Many men are working at them.
p. Rousseau, mate of the sloop Maggie L., last summer, will be mate of the sloop Idle Wild next summer.
On Monday Irwin Marshall will leave for Bufalo to join the whaleback S. Mather of which he is chief engineer.
As Capt. Geoghegan is to be appointed to the custom house Capt. Fleming will take charge of the schooner Minnedosa this season.
The Idler is the name of the new boat being constructed by E.W. Dewey on Welcome Island. The boat when completed will cost about $9,000, and will be a perfect floating home. The hull is built of clear white oak. She is 75 feet long, 18 ft 8 in. beam.
The amount of grain afloat at Chicago is now 7,412,000 bushels, divided as follows: wheat, 4,428,000 bushels; corn, 2,142,000 bushels; oats, 436,000 bushels; flaxseed, 406,000 bushels. This is the largest amount of grain ever accumulated in vessels at any point on the great lakes.
General Paragraphs - There is much speculation as to who will be appointed lock masters at Kingston Mills in place of J. Redmond and J. Doyle, superannuated. There are forty applicants for the job.