LOCAL MARINE HAPPENINGS.
The str. Bothnia and consorts, Duluth, timber, arrived at Garden Island today.
The schr. Bullock cleared this morning, light, for Oswego, to load coal for R. Crawford. The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared the Welland canal, bound up, today.
The sloop Idlewild cleared, light, from Craig & Co.'s wharf for Napanee yesterday afternoon.
The str. Jessie Bain is receiving a fresh coat of paint at the hands of T. Milo at Craig & Co.'s wharf.
The tug Thomson, with four barges, two grain and two coal laden, cleared for Montreal last evening.
The schr. Annie Falconer, after discharging her cargo of coal at Portsmouth, cleared for Oswego to re-load.
The tug Fearless arrived last night with a raft for the Calvin Co. The timber was secured along the banks of the Rideau river.
The str. Princess Louise arrived back with her excursionists about half-past ten o'clock last night, and at once cleared for Gananoque, arriving up with a good passenger list this morning.
Workmen are engaged in building a ventilating shaft from the hurricane deck into the engine room of the str. America for the benefit of the engineers and others obliged to perform their duties in the hold of the steamer.
The str. Myles could not be fully discharged last evening for want of barges. The work of unloading will be completed today. She is having her machinery and bearings overhauled. Two new buckets were added to her wheel yesterday.
Two of the K. & M. F. Co.'s lake barges will carry pulp wood to New York state. Some of the barges are engaged in carrying grain from Prescott to Montreal. The lower grain elevators are getting nearly all the grain transhipping to do these days.
A Steam Yacht Launched - The new steam yacht constructed at Davis' dry dock for A.E. Knopf, New York, was launched this afternoon. Her dimensions are: Length over all, 71 ft; beam, 12 ft. 3 in.; depth 6 ft. She is fitted with trunk cabin and caries two spars. Her engines are compound, with cylinders 7 and 14 inches with 10 inch stroke. The boiler is of the "pipe" system, 6 x 5 ft, high pressure, to work at 175 lbs. of steam. The wheel is 40 inch. in diameter, capable of making 300 revolutions a minute, guaranteeing a speed of twelve miles an hour. She cost $6,000.
PORT OF KINGSTON.
Arrivals: strs. Monteagle, Duluth, 42,000 bushels of wheat; Sequin, Prescott, light; Glengarry and consort, Fort William, 85,000 bushels of wheat; Armenia and consorts, Toledo, timber; Acadia, Fort William, 6,000 bushels of wheat; Petrel and consorts, Fort William, 170,000 bushels of wheat; Tilley and consorts, Fort William, 63,000 bushels of wheat; Pueblo, Duluth, 48,000 bushels of wheat; Denver, Duluth, 48,000 bushels of wheat; Arabian, 22,100 bushels of wheat. Schrs. Acacia, Oswego, coal; Fleetwing, Oswego, coal; Nellie Hunter, Oswego, coal; Annie Minnes, Oswego, coal; Bullock, Oswego, coal; Monguagon, Detroit, 21,000 bushels of corn and rye.
Departures: steamers Glengarry and consort, light, Fort William; Bannockburn and consorts, light, Fort William; Acadia, grain laden, Montreal; Monteagle, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago; Spartan, for Toronto; Denver, Oswego to load coal for Chicago; Tilley and consorts, Fort William, light; Sequin and consorts, Fort William, light; Arabian, Montreal, wheat laden.
p.4 Another Record Breaker - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 4th - The month of May was another record breaker in the volume of traffic passing the United States and Canadian ship canals between Lake Superior and the lower lakes. During May, which largely exceeds that of any corresponding month, the east-bound freight amounted to 2,003,087 tons, and the west-bound to 464,564 tons, a total of 2,467,651 tons. This was a large increase over May, 1895, which was a record breaker. The total craft locked through was 3,021, an increase of 580 over last year, and having a registered tonnage of 2,882,526, an increase of 538,280. The freight included 12,187,704 bushels of wheat, 3,698,098 bushels of other grain, and 1,263,968 tons of iron ore. Of the total freight, less than one quarter passed through the Canadian canal. Nineteen hundred and twenty passengers went through.
Tidings Today - The schooner Speedwell, lying in Toronto harbor, took fire Wednesday. The tug Jackman towed the burning vessel to the foot of Yonge street, where the flames were extinguished. The cause of the fire is unknown. The vessel was not fitted out for commission.