The Steamer North King.
After a successful season the steamer North King has taken up her winter quarters at Kingston. The boat, this season, met with increasing popularity and patronage from all quarters. The officers in command distinguished themselves by their courtesy and efficiency, especially the genial captain and Mr. Jarrold the purser. Steward Porter is also to be congratulated on the management of his department. The boat was admirably kept during the entire season, and looked as neat and trim inside when she started for the last trip of the season as she did the first of the year. Captain Nicholson is retiring from his position as first officer, and will be succeeded by Capt. Jarrold, popular with the patrons of the boat, and having had wide experience as a navigator. [Port Hope Times]
The str. John A. Macdonald will have her engines compounded in order to save fuel.
The str. Samoa is at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 48,500 bushels of corn from Chicago.
The schr. Folger will load lumber for Oswego. The schooner will get a load of coal back again.
Connolly's dredge is still aground at Bell's Island. It is altogether probable the dredge will be left there for the winter.
The str. Persia has been laid up early this season on account of slack business. This has been the first season this has occurred in many years.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes is at Oswego awaiting a chance to get over with coal. The wind has been the wrong way recently. The schooner may make another trip over with lumber.
The schr. Fleetwing will carry a cargo of lumber to Oswego and from there proceed to Brighton to lay up. Capt. Shaw has had a good season. He considers the Whig a good marine medium, and will subscribe for the paper.
The str. Glengarry, which cleared today for Duluth, was detained, this morning, over an hour on account of the retirement of a fireman. Many mariners said, this morning, that it was too late in the season for boats to make trips between the city and the upper lakes. There is great danger at this season of the year of boats being subjected to severe storms on Lake Superior. On these occasions the men suffer greatly from cold and are always in danger of being wrecked.