VESSELS STILL MOVING.
The schr. B.W. Folger has been laid up at Folger's wharf.
T. Milne, engineer of the prop. Melbourne, is putting the machinery in shape for the winter.
The str. Arabian will lay up below the bridge. The steamer will have some improvements made to her engine this winter.
Negotiations are now on foot to have the cargo of the steamer Melbourne transferred by cars to Montreal. The cargo is consigned to Ogilvie.
Yesterday Capt. T. Donnelly received a message from Capt. Saunders stating that the schr. Ella Murton would leave that port today for Kingston with a cargo of coal for Breck & Booth.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes will go up to Amherst Island and Prince Edward for a couple of thousand bushels of barley for the malt house. It is feared by some mariners that the vessel will get froze in the bay.
The owners of the fishing tug Grace Darling, of Killarney, have been charged with carrying passengers without a license. Capt. Donnelly will leave in a few days for Killarney to hold an investigation in connection with the charge.
Considerable expense will be laid out on the str. Magnet this year. The amount will run away up in the thousands. The Columbian is not needing much improvements. The repairs to be made the company's steamers will be determined at a meeting to be held shortly.
The str. Arabian was obliged to turn back again on Saturday. Wednesday morning, after having turned back, she left Swift's dock for up the lake. She got as far as South Bay, laid there a day or so and proceeded on her way. She could not get farther than Long Point, however, and turned back from there. The Arabian will be laid up here.
W.J. Gates returned to the city on Saturday from Nine Mile Point where he has been erecting the fog alarm building. Everything is in perfect order. The building is a good substantial one and is complete in every department. The machinery is of the best make in use for such purposes. The horns can be heard ten or fifteen miles in calm, foggy weather and could be heard in the city last week against an east wind.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes reached here from Oswego yesterday and dropped anchor off Breck & Booth's dock. As was expected the suction pipe caused trouble to vessels. The Queen got her anchor entangled in the pipe and will have a time getting away. The anchor chain will probably have to be cut loose and left there till spring when a diver can easily recover it. The tug Walker was sent up to the vessel this morning. It is hardly probable she will go up the bay for wheat as was anticipated.