MADE A SURVEY.
The Steamer Acacia Was Examined.
Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean down, Persia up.
Crawford's wharf: schooner New Dominion cleared for Oswego.
Booth's wharf: schooner Collier from Charlotte with soft coal.
The steamer New Island Wanderer went on the Cape Vincent route today.
Mr. Nichol's large yacht comes from Howe Island this week to Davis' dry-dock for repairs.
The steamer Brittanic has been placed in Chicago for corn to Kingston at 3 3/8 cents per bushel.
Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; schooner Suffel from Oswego with coal.
M.T. company elevator: schooner Marianette from Colborne with 10,000 bushels of buckwheat; tug Bronson up with five light barges and cleared down with five grain laden.
The first of the two M.T. company's new steamers, built in England, is expected to reach Kingston by June 1st. Last week it loaded railway iron at Antwerp, and is now en route for Canada.
Capts. Augustus, Donnelly and Davis made a survey of the wrecked schooner Acacia to decide about insurance. The coal cargo was insured, but the vessel was not. However, the owners of the coal, according to marine law, will have to pay one third the damage to the vessel.
p.5 Accompanied The Wahcondah - John Donnelly returned this morning from Toronto, having accompanied the steamer Wahcondah with wrecking pumps aboard. He says the Wahcondah is a remarkably fast freight vessel, having covered the distance between Brockville and Toronto in twenty hours. The freight lightered onto the steamer Donnelly will be shipped to Toronto by the steamer Michigan this week.
A BIG INCREASE.
The great demand for coal in Canada and the west, taken in connection with the removal of tolls from the Welland and St. Lawrence river canals, is responsible for a marked increase of shipping in the Oswego harbor. Not for years has the harbor been as lively as at present, and there are those who believe it is bound to grow to old time proportions. With the duty off on Canadian cereals a great boom would result. Half a dozen big steamers can be seen here any day awaiting loads of coal. They are grain carriers that have been to Montreal and other Canadian ports on the St. Lawrence, and having discharged their cargoes, come to Oswego for up-freights of coal.
The freeing of the Canadian canals from tolls is opening up a trade for boats that are generally being shut out from upper lake traffic because of their limited capacity.......