p.1 Napanee, Aug. 19th - ....The river presented quite a busy appearance this week, three two-masted schooners and our own complement of yachts were all dodging round each other for a few days. The schooners were all loaded with coal for the several coal dealers in town, and discharging their cargoes and all cleared again for another load of the winter's supply of coal.
The steamer Parthia left Garden Island this morning with a timber raft in tow, for Quebec.
The schooners Acacia and Fleetwing arrived at Swift's last night with coal from Oswego for Swift & Co.
The steamer Calvin, with her consorts Ceylon and Augusta, arrived at Garden Island last evening with pine timber from Lake Superior.
The steamer Arundell reached Swift's wharf from Charlotte, six hours late last night. She lost time on her outward trip, her speed being retarded by head winds.
The steamer Servia, with the barge F.D. Ewan, arrived at the M.T. company's wharf this morning from Chicago. The Servia carried 52,300 bushels and the Ewan 52,200 bushels of wheat.
The tug Hall is expected at the M.T. company's wharf this afternoon with three barges, light, from Montreal. She will leave for that port this evening, towing four grain-laden barges.
Called at Swift's wharf last night and today: steamer James Swift, from Ottawa, last night; steamer Algerian from Toronto for Montreal, this morning; steamer Spartan, from Montreal to Toronto; steamer Columbian, from Montreal to Kingston.
Welland Canal Report.
Port Dalhousie, Aug. 18th - Down: steamer Aragon, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Myrtle Camp, Cleveland to New York, light; steamer Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.
Port Colborne, Aug. 18th - Down: steamer Nipigon and barges, Grand Marias to Ogdensburg, lumber; Myles, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.
p.6 Work Is Going Ahead - engine and boiler contracts for Mooer's elevator awarded; building known as "Robertson's old soap factory" to be used as engine house.