There are fears of the schr. Queen of the Lakes becoming frozen in up the bay.
Breck & Booth have cancelled their order with the schr. Ella Murton, now at Oswego, for a cargo of coal. Capt. Saunders will probably take a load to Hamilton, as a firm there requires another vessel.
The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. are keeping a great many men employed at Portsmouth. About ten barges are being repaired, and between sixty and seventy men are working at them.
It was well for the prop. Arabian she laid up here yesterday. If she had started out for Hamilton again yesterday, she would have been caught in last night's storm, and have been obliged to turn back.
Fleming Bros. have purchased the tidy little steamer Rideau Belle from her late owner, D. Noonan, and will have her repaired and fitted up in good shape for next season to make semi-weekly trips between Kingston, Perth and Smith's Falls.
Ice formed in the harbor quite solid last night. Vessels moored at the docks were securely frozen in this morning and could hardly get out if they wished. The Pierrepont was the only steamer to be seen. The Maud will make the Cape Vincent trip today.