The prop. Acadia lightened a quantity of grain here and proceeded to Montreal.
The water in the harbor has dropped five inches since July 15th. The harbor inspector expects to see a steady fall from this out.
The str. Pioneer has 50,000 bushels of wheat, 25,000 bushels for each of the forwarding companies. She discharged at Portsmouth first.
The prop. Rosedale is in, the first trip since aground up the lake. The Rosedale has been in a dry-dock at Duluth. She carries 800 tons of water as ballast.
The R. & O. N. Co. is certainly running in hard luck this year. A despatch, received this morning, states that the str. Canada broke her shaft on the Saguenay on Sunday night.
Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; prop. Topeka, Chicago, 54,000 bush. corn; str. Rosedale, Superior, 18,000 bush. wheat; prop. Pioneer, Toledo, 50,000 bush. wheat.
The prop. (sic) Laura arrived at the K. & M. F. Co.'s dock with 20,000 bushels of wheat. The vessel was 321 bushels short, but Mr. Stewart thinks this can be easily accounted for, as the vessel took on her load along the lake shore. The shortage is in the loading.
The K. & M. F. Co. has 400,000 bushels of grain, principally corn and wheat, coming down the lakes at present. The despatch received at Montreal now is good, there being lots of steamers ready to receive the grain. This is a very desirable state of things.
The str. Rideau Belle will take the place of the Swift until the repairs rendered necessary by the recent accident to the latter boat are completed. Her crank was broken, the end of the cylinder displaced and the bearings injured. The damage will amount to $300 or $400.
A Fine Yacht In Port - A handsome steam yacht, the Viola, arrived in port yesterday. She is part of the estate of the late Mr. Kennedy, who died in New York city. She is worth $22,000, is fit for ocean service and can travel for weeks making thirteen miles per hour. She is elegantly furnished and equipped.
A Handsome Houseboat - The houseboat Idler, owned by E.W. Dewey, Alexandria Bay, reached port today en route to the Rideau Canal fishing grounds. The party on board consists of thirty persons for whom there is ample accommodation. The boat was in tow of the str. Minnie. The houseboat is elaborately furnished and cost about $10,000. After the season at the islands the boat will be sent to Chicago for exhibition.
The yacht races to occur off the asylum dock, yesterday afternoon, did not take place. A start was made, but on account of the light wind the race was not finished. The competing yachts were: F. Strange's Norma, Henry Cunningham's Hustler, Mr. Fisher's cat boat, Dr. Clark's Vreda, Jack Harty's La Volta, Mr. Dalton's, O'Donnell's and W. Shea's skiffs. The race will occur Saturday afternoon.