The strs. Columbian and Corsican will begin running on May 27th.
The schr. B.W. Folger is expected over from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.
The water keeps on the steady rise and now it is thirty inches higher than when navigation opened.
During the last trip from Chicago to Kingston the str. Rosedale only lost twenty minutes. She makes nearly as good connections as the trains.
The schr. B.W. Folger will have to be dry-docked soon. The vessel is leaking but cannot yet get on Davis' dock. The leak is not so bad as to stop her running.
The tug Active is still in Davis' dry-dock getting repaired. She is receiving a new stern pipe, engines being lined, new stern post, in fact general repairs to the tune of probably $2,000.
Prop. N.B. Hall, Toledo to Kingston, corn; schr. Dunn, Toledo to Garden Island, timber, and the str. D.D. Calvin and barge Ceylon, Kingston to Ontonagon, light, passed Port Dalhousie last night.
Arrivals: tug Thompson, Montreal, four barges; tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges, light, and will leave tonight with four laden barges; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, coal; schr. A. Falconer, Charlotte, coal.
Clearances: str. Alberta, Dexter, pulpwood; str. D.D. Calvin with barges Ceylon and Augustus, Ontonagon; str. Traveller, Ogdensburg; str. Clinton with schrs. Lisgar, Emerald and Grimsby in tow, Duluth; str. H.A. Calvin, Ogdensburg, tow; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, cedar posts; tug C. Ferris, Oswego, two barges, lumber, in tow from Ottawa; schr. Picton, Oswego, light.
p.2 New Marine Regulations - Ottawa, May 20th - Comptroller Wallace has notified the customs officials to require an entry to be made of all repairs to Canadian vessels executed abroad. If such repairs were necessary no duty will be levied thereon. If they were made in a foreign port simply because they could be done cheaper than in Canada duty will be collected according to the cost of the work. The comptroller has also issued an order, the effect of which is that claims for drawbacks are only valid in the case of new vessels, and must be made within six months after registration. It has also been decided that no person is entitled to receive a drawback except the shipbuilder or his assignees, and the person for whom the vessel was originally built. The rebate applies to either sail or steam vessels, but not to scows or barges.