p.1 General Paragraphs - Dr. Chamberlain has sold his interest in the str. Merritt. The steamer will run on the bay route again next season.
Damage To A Raft - On Wednesday evening, while the high wind prevailed, a raft, located near Cataraqui bridge, broke away from its moorings and broke up. Part of the timber floated into the bay, and many pieces sank. The raft was for the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company.
The S.S. Bannockburn is now laid up.
The M.T. Co.'s men are still engaged brining vessels.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes was relieved of her cargo of coal yesterday.
The M.T. Co.'s barge Colborne will be hauled out on the ways and be rebuilt.
Captain W. Ostrander, of the steambarge Water Lily, had a terrible experience in the middle of the lake on Thursday night last week. The vessel had grain consigned to Oswego. While proceeding towards her destination through a terrible gale, the engine suddenly stopped. The captain was suspicious that one of the ropes of the rigging had become wound around the wheel thus preventing its operation. An examination substantiated the captain's suspicions. To remove the obstruction was a problem in the heavy gale and boisterous sea. A staging was erected over the stern of the vessel, and with the aid of torches, the rope was cut off after eight hours of tedious labor, and the vessel with her cargo, safely reached port.
p.2 Affairs of the Hour - The Welland canal was officially closed Tuesday for the season.