THE WIND WAS STRONG.
The schr. Fleetwing cleared today for Big Sodus to load coal for this port.
The schr. Acacia is in from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co. She is being unloaded today.
The schr. Annie Falconer has been stripped of her sails and tied up for the winter at Swift's dock.
The tugs Walker and Thomson are expected up today from Montreal with sixteen light barges.
The tug Maud L., with the barge Minnie Francis lumber laden in tow, cleared for Ogdensburg from Swift's dock today.
The schr. Fleetwing took a portion of her cargo to the malt house yesterday. She will clear for Sodus as soon as she has been lightened.
The navigation of the St. Lawrence canals was practically closed yesterday by the removal of the last beacon from Lake St. Louis. It closed on the same day last year.
The tug Walker with the barges Selkirk and Winnipeg in tow went aground in the harbor while making for the M.T. company's dock yesterday afternoon. A citizen prominently connected with marine affairs says the crews should take steps to ascertain the depth of water in the harbor this winter. The sailors are all Kingston men and might be supposed to have a perfect acquaintance with the harbor.
The tug Walker, with consorts Winnipeg and Selkirk, arrived at this port from Charlotte yesterday afternoon. Capt. Boyd, of the tug Walker, says the storm of Tuesday was the severest he ever experienced. The wind blew at a terrific rate and was accompanied by a blinding snow storm. He speaks very highly of the manner in which the two schooners his steamer had in tow behaved, and says that had they been other than first class boats they would not have ridden out the storm. Part of the bulwarks of both vessels were swept away but otherwise they are in good condition as is also their cargo.