Clearances: schr. Hanlan, Oswego; schr. Keith, Buffalo, light.
Strs. Cadillac, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Marquette, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.
The shovellers are now having a pretty hard time working night and day, most the time.
The steamer Empire State can easily beat her recent time to Montreal. She will make two more trips to that city this summer.
Yesterday the steamer Columbian ran from Kingston to Brockville, stopping at the parks, Alexandria Bay, and Clayton, in less than four hours.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes brought a cargo of coal from Oswego for the M.T. Co.'s own use. She made another trip to Fort William and return.
Mr. Hagarty, one of the owners of the Rosedale, has received a telegram stating that the boat had been got off all right and was now in the dry-dock at Duluth.
The rate on grain from Chicago to Kingston has dropped to 2 1/2 cents per bushel. Duluth rates 3 1/4 cents. Owners are chary of sending vessels here for fear of a serious blockade.
Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Boyd, Chicago, 20,000 bushels corn; str. Waverly, Chicago, 44,000 bush. wheat.
The K. & M. F. Co. is able to give vessels unloading at the Portsmouth dock quick despatch. Manager Stewart says there is no delay. The schrs. Worts and St. Louis, from Fort William, with grain, are to have their cargoes stored in Richardson's storehouse. This is according to assignment.
The steamer Islander met with quite a serious mishap Saturday as she was making Fine View dock on her early morning trip up. The wind was blowing strongly from up the river and as the boat came alongside the force of the wind carried it against the corner of the dock, staving in one of her air-tight compartments just forward of her port wheel. The damage was entirely above the water line and was repaired in a few hours.