p.1 Steamer Grounded - Sault Ste. Marie, Dec. 10th - The Canadian steamer Westmount grounded, last night, below the Dyke. She is out about one and one-half feet forward. Tugs have gone to her assistance.
The Westmount belongs to the Montreal Transportation company and Mr. Henderson says she is at Collingwood. The Fairmount passed the Soo on Friday and he had no notification of any trouble to her. Another steamer called the Newmount may be the one concerned.
Keeping Harbor Open - Fort William, Dec. 10th - Up to yesterday the weather was mild and boats experienced no trouble. It is now turning colder, but it is expected that boats will be able to load and get away up to next Tuesday. The tug Reid, of Sarnia, has arrived and will keep the river and harbour open until the last of the grain fleet has cleared.
p.2 The Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation company's iron steamer H.M. Pellatt (Pellarr ?) has left the Soo for Kingston. If it succeeds in battling through the ice, after unloading its cargo of grain at Kingston, it will go to Toronto for the winter.
The steambarge Topeka, Milwaukee, is laying up for the winter at Craig's wharf.
It is expected that the steamer Armstrong will go into commission the first of the week.
p.6 Gaskin Favors Gildersleeve - Capt. John Gaskin favors C.F. Gildersleeve as new chairman of the transportation commission.
Incidents of the Day - The steamer Fawcett was unable to get within a mile of Wolfe Island this morning, as the bay was coated thickly with ice.
The steamer America was late in arriving from the Cape today, having encountered much ice in the Batteau channel.
The steamer Turret Crown, Capt. James Dix, arrived at Goderich on Friday and will lay up there after a very successful season.
The steamer Pierrepont is at Coteau and it is quite likely she will winter there as with the present cold snap it will be quite impossible for her to reach the Aberdeen and bring her to Lake Ontario.