p.1 At Cobourg yachtsmen got up a race between a number of schooners that were in port there. The following took part: Vienna, Eliza White and Picton. The Picton, owned by Capt. Rooney, won.
Capt. Donnelly is in Lakefield inspecting vessels.
The schr. B.W. Folger is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal.
The schr. Loretta Rooney cleared for Oswego after unloading a cargo of coal at Breck & Booth's dock.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived from Hamilton yesterday with a barge of wheat for Richardson & Sons.
Arrivals: str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Magnet, Hamilton.
The prop. Escanaba is in from Chicago with 44,000 bushels of wheat. She will be unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s dock this afternoon.
Passed Port Colborne: strs. Escanaba, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; Nipigon and barge Chassel, Ogdensburg, lumber; D.D. Calvin and barge Toledo, Kingston, timber; Scotia, Owen Sound to Kingston, light.
Off On A Cruise - The steamyacht Minnie, Capt. W.T. Wescott, master and owner, arrived yesterday from Alexandria Bay towing a house-boat. The owner of the house-boat is E.W. Dewey, of New York. In it were twelve passengers, including two daughters of Mr. Dewey. They left today for a cruise on the Rideau river, and from there will go down the Grand river.
T. O'connor has been engaged as pilot.
A Gratifying Compliment - A significant tribute to the excellence of Canadian steamboat service on the lakes and St. Lawrence is paid by a writer in the "Marine Review," of Cleveland, Ohio. In the course of an article on a "Trip Down The St. Lawrence," it is said of the passenger steamers in the Canadian service that no lake (U.S.) steamers excepting the Northwest equals them.
p.3 At The Islands - Alexandria Bay, Aug. 14th - Vesta, new yacht of H.A. Laughlin, of Pittsburg; it came from Newport, R.I., by way of Atlantic and Gulf of St. Lawrence, 98 ft x 16 ft. beam.