The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Hamilton.
The steambarge King Ben arrived this morning from Montreal with a general cargo for local merchants.
The tug Active arrived this morning from Prescott with the Donnelly wrecking schooner Grantham and cleared with five grain laden barges for Montreal.
The schooner Queen of the Lakes, from Toledo, unloaded a cargo of corn at Richardsons' elevator this morning. Capt. Charles Staley, Kingston, reports that his vessel had a splendid season on Georgian Bay carrying lumber and coal. He will finish the season here by carrying coal. Capt. Staley is the man who made the record trip last season to Oswego, where he went for a cargo of coal as late as December 17th.
The schooner Minnedosa, in tow of the steamer Glengarry, bound for this port with grain for the M.T. company's elevator, is aground at Port Colborne, but when the wind goes down she will be afloat.
Of the forty-five grain vessels belonging to the M.T. company, only four are registered at Kingston, the remainder at Montreal. This was a fact which Capt. Gaskin brought to the notice of the cabinet minister on Wednesday when deputations from the boards of trade waited upon them with reference to the recent suspension of the Canadian coasting laws. It was shown by one speaker that the Canadian tonnage was increasing and that there was plenty of vessels to carry the grain through Ontario. This Hon. R.W. Scott disputed, and produced the blue book of Ontario to back up his statement. Capt. Gaskin claimed that the blue book was misleading and instanced the case of his company whose fleet of vessels carried western grain in Ontario, but only four of these vessels were registered in that province. Sir Wilfred Laurier in reply said that Capt. Gaskin's explanation altered things materially, as the government had depended upon the blue book.
Welland Canal Report.
Port Dalhousie, Nov. 23rd - Up: S.S. Bannockburn, Kingston to Fort William, light.
Down: steamer Cuba, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Sequin, Duluth to Kingston, wheat.
Port Colborne, Nov. 23rd - Down: 8:45 p.m., steamer Cuba, Toledo to Kingston, corn. Last night, the steamer Sequin, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; steamer Frost, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; 3 a.m. steamer Glengarry, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; 6:30 p.m., schooner W.H. Roungs, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat; 7:30 p.m. up, steamer McVittie, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo.
p.6 Wind Wafts - The barges of the Canada Atlantic transportation company will arrive from Coteau tomorrow in tow if the tug Spray and will go into winter quarters at Portsmouth.