The prop. Nicaraqua cleared for up the lakes today.
The str. D.D. Calvin and barge Augusta are unloading their cargoes of grain at Portsmouth.
The barge Ceylon had 55,000 bushels of wheat and the Nicaraqua 51,700 bushels of wheat, from Duluth.
The tug Jessie Hall came up today with three light barges from Montreal and will clear this afternoon with four grain laden vessels.
The new str. America has proved a great success in going down the rapids. She has carried large crowds to Montreal without accidents.
Since the dry-dock rates have been reduced the government dry-dock has been of some use to Kingston. There has been lots of work there lately.
The prop. Bannockburn and barges got caught in the Welland canal for over Sunday. A day's delay to these four boats means a nice sum of money.
One of the M.T. Co's elevators lightened the barge Ceylon off the shoal today. It is well there is a floating elevator here if we cannot have a permanent one.
On her way to Garden Island after releasing the str. Spartan, the tug Reginald had her wheel damaged by striking against a rock. She is in the dry-dock today for repairs.
The barge Ceylon ran aground off Folger's dock this morning. She was loaded with grain for the M.T. Co. There was lots of water in the channel and the crew were all Kingston men. An old mariner suggests that it would be well for some of the Kingston sailors to spend some time in the winter cutting holes in the ice to ascertain the depth of the water.
John Donnelly jr. returned today after having completed successfully a job at Deseronto for the Rathbun Co. In launching the steamer Resolute at Deseronto recently about twenty feet of the after part of the carriage of the ways gave way. The cross-bearers broke letting the stern of the boat fall down between the ground ways. Mr. Donnelly found it necessary to use a pair of pontoons to lift the boat. This was done and the boat was pulled out of her position by the tug Rescue. The Resolute was released on Saturday at noon after two and a half day's work. The divers had to remove about two tons of stone which the Resolute had pulled up in trying to get off.