p.1 The scow Iona returned yesterday from Montreal after delivering a cargo of deals. She did not answer her helm on coming into the wharf here and it was found that the whole backing was gone. The necessary repairs were made.
Incidents of the Day - The steamyacht Wherenow was unable to get down the canal, below the Basket, on account of the low water.
The barge Duluth is in the government drydock receiving repairs and general caulking.
The tug Walker with three barges arrived in from Montreal. She cleared with four loaded barges for Montreal.
The Salvation Army steamer William Booth, now here, goes to Toronto and will return to Kingston to make its winter quarters.
Capt. R.E. Sewell has laid up the str. Corsican in Kingston. She did not meet with a single accident and her captain is justly proud of it.
Several of the barge crews of the K. & M.F. Co. have been paid off. The forwarding business is so dull that it does not pay to keep the men employed.
The M.T. Co's new barge is now in frame and a mariner stated this morning that it was well worthy of inspection by marine men. The frame is a very pretty design.
p.4 General Paragraphs - The steambarge Alberta, belonging to Capt. Hinckley, Cape Vincent, left Davis' dry-dock today, after being caulked and repaired generally.
Capt. T. Donnelly, government steamboat inspector, had the prop. Lake Michigan examined at this port yesterday. The steamer had been aground in the rapids near Morrisburg. It was found that the propeller's shoe was broken. The steamer will go into the drydock at Port Dalhousie and have the injuries repaired.