Stiff and strong was the gale that sprung up yesterday afternoon. It developed into a regular hurricane later on and blew a gale from the south-west. The water was lashed into foam and spray was dashed many yards over the docks. It is altogether improbable that any vessels were out. Vessel men had plenty of warning that it was coming and sought the best shelter in port.
The tug Thompson cleared light for Montreal last night.
The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa are on Lake Ontario today.
The tug Walker is in the government dry-dock today having her stern repaired.
The barge Corncrib sprung a leak this morning. She was repaired in good time.
The schr. Fleetwing is at present in Oswego loaded with coal for James Swift & Co.
The schr. B.W. Folger is loaded with lumber. She is waiting to get out for Oswego.
Davis & Sons have six Montreal barges to repair this winter. The barges will come up before the ice takes.
The tug Hall, with three barges, and the tug Walker, with five barges, came in from Montreal yesterday afternoon.
The str. City of Windsor, Toronto, has been purchased by eastern parties to run between Oswego, Kingston and the Thousand Islands. The price paid for the steamer was $18,000.
Richardson & Sons had a lot of wheat in barges at their dock last night. When the wind came up strong steam was raised on one of the M.T. Co.'s tugs and the barges moved around to safer quarters.
The prop. Bannockburn left for up the lake last night. In the face of the big blow no other vessel would have ventured out. The Bannockburn stops for nothing. Her crew feel just as safe in rough weather as they do in calm weather.