The steamer Corsican is lying idle at Swift & Co.'s dock.
Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean, from Montreal to Hamilton.
The steamer Owen is loading feldspar at the foot of Brock street, for Oswego, N.Y.
The barge Klondyke is loading 10,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Son's elevator for Montreal.
Montreal transportation company's wharf: tug Thomson with two coal-laden barges, from Charlotte; tug Jessie Hall, with two light barges, from Montreal.
At Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Toronto on down and up trips; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Algerian from Montreal; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.
The steamer Kingston made a run of eighty-three miles from Kingston to Charlotte, in five hours, and the ninety-three miles from Charlottte to Toronto in five hours and fifteen minutes.
The steamer Jessie Bain, used in the survey of the St. Lawrence, was at Brockville on Wednesday. The craft went there to meet Capt. Gaskin and Capt. Batten, who will go over the route with the engineers. These pilots are supposed to be acquainted with every nook and corner in the river channel.
The Marine Review states that contracts for between twelve and fifteen steel steamers to come out next spring may be announced almost any day by the American shipbuilding company. Negotiations with Cleveland vessel owners for four or five steamers of the regular ore and grain kind are nearing a settlement. The other vessels for which orders are expected will be in the fleet, long talked of, for trade down the Canadian canals to Montreal.