THE HARBOR MOVEMENTS
The steamer Alexandria makes her first trip down on the 28th.
The sloops Minnie and Monitor are loading grain at the islands.
The steamer Pierrepont begins the season's trips to Gananoque next Wednesday.
The steambarge Owen cleared this morning for Deseronto to load lumber for Oswego.
The steamer Aletha starts out on Saturday. Her first regular trip to bay ports will be on Monday.
The steamer Islander will go on the Cape Vincent route for a couple of days next week, before leaving for Clayton.
The steamer Monteagle ran back into harbor last night to await fairer weather on the lake. She is bound for Oswego from Ogdensburg.
The schooner Eliza White has been lying at anchor in the harbor for the past few days, waiting for favorable weather to get up the bay.
Work on the steamer Empire State will be shortly begun. The steamer will be hauled out at Portsmouth and receive a thorough rebuild of the hull.
The S.S. Bannockburn, of the M.T. company, was expected to leave Collingwood today for Michipicoten to load ore for Midland. Thence she goes to Fort William to load grain for Kingston.
The S.S. Rosemount and the steamer Glengarry, with their consorts, will likely leave the M.T. company wharf on the 15th. It is expected that light vessels going up will be locked through the Welland Canal a few days earlier than those coming down.
The attention of vesselmen have been called to the fact that the Detroit river this year has only a depth of seventeen feet four inches at some places, so that vessels heading for passage through that channel, must bear this in mind. This is a temporary condition and it is expected that soon there will be a change in conditions. At present, however, it is necessary to load for shallow water.
The sloop Laura D., owned by Capt. Dareau, was the first vessel this season to enter the harbor with grain. She cleared for South Bay a few days ago, leading other members of the mosquite fleet, and arrived at Richardsons' elevator last night with a cargo of wheat. The schooner Maggie L. (Capt. La Rush) tried hard to beat the Laura D., but failed. Last year the Maggie L. was the first vessel to bring a grain cargo here.