p.1 To Build A Big Barge - Cleveland, Ohio, July 15th - F.H. Clergue, of the Algoma Central railway company, has closed a contract for a big barge with the Collingwood shipbuilding company. The new boat will come out at the opening of next season, and will be put in the trade between Michipicoten and Lake Erie. She will be 390 feet long, forty-six feet beam, twenty feet deep, and will carry 6,500 tons of iron ore.
The challenger Invader came off the Toronto dry dock on Saturday, after having some lead added to her keel for the purpose of lengthening her water line some eight inches.
The steambarge King Ben cleared for Montreal with scrap iron.
Booth's wharf: schooners Lydon and Two Brothers from Oswego with coal.
Crawford's wharf: schooners Acacia and Tradewind from Oswego with coal.
The schooners Mary Ann Lydon and Two Brothers are at Booth & Co.'s wharf unloading coal.
Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and North King on Sunday; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.
W.R. Tandy, purser on the steamer Columbian, arrived yesterday to take charge of the steamer Corsican on her Monday trip down.
M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Sodus with one coal-laden barge, and cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.
Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Persia from Montreal; Ocean and Cuba from Montreal; steambarge Owen cleared for Oswego.
The steamer Island Queen will begin her regular trips to City View park, Wolfe Island, tomorrow. She has been refitted and made quite comfortable. The Island Queen has a record for speed of fourteen miles an hour.
There is every reason to believe that the receipts of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, the present season, will not only eclipse all records in history of the company, but will run considerably over the million dollar mark.
Richardsons' elevator: sloops Monitor and Minnie from bay ports with grain; tug Nellie Reid cleared for Montreal with one grain-laden barge.
Barry Bros. have purchased the old Western line steamers Empire State and Badger State, and will put them in condition for service between Milwaukee and Chicago.
A mariner points out the difference in the inspection of vessels at this port and at Montreal. The steamer Robinault, chartered by the Folgers, under certain conditions, has been passed by the inspector of the metropolis, and has run for three years through rapids. At Kingston inspectors Davis and Thompson refused to pass steamer. It would cost $1,000 to put the Robinault in repair, in order to receive a certificate from the inspector of this port.
p.5 The Alberta Released - Capt. Donnelly received word this afternoon that the steambarge Alberta, ashore at Six Town Point, between Oswego and Cape Vincent, had been released. The Donnelly wrecking company has been at work at the Alberta for the past few days.
Incidents of the Day - The Bolivia shoal buoy was replaced this afternoon.