NEW LAKE SERVICE
Inland Navigation Company to Operate In July.
Montreal, June 25th - Work has commenced on the freight sheds for the new Inland Naavigation company, which is being formed to operate a freight and passenger service between Montreal and Hamilton, and other western lake ports. Although the new company has not yet been incorporated the promoters have been busy making arrangements for the opening of the new service which will probably take place during the first week in July.
The formation of the company has been announced before but up to the present the names of those at the back of the scheme have been withheld. It is now known that R.O. and A.B. McKay, of Hamilton, are the principal promoters. Several prominent local grainmen are also interested in the scheme.
The American steamship, the Dundurn, which is at present in service on Lake Michigan, has been purchased and will be the first of the new company's fleet. She is due to arrive in Montreal on July 4th, and will be placed on the Montreal-Hamilton service shortly afterward.
Late Arrival of the Up Boats.
The steamer Alexandria was the first boat to arrive in port, from Montreal, since the stop to navigation, caused by the sinking of the barge in Lachine canal, last week. The Alexandria arrived at 11 a.m. Sunday, and left two hours later, going direct from here out into the lake to Rochester. She will be late on her down trip and will not likely arrive in port until Tuesday morning. The steamer Belleville was the second boat in port from Montreal, arriving here at 3 p.m. Sunday. The steamer Picton arrived at nine o'clock, last night.
Aground And Off Again.
The steamship Ceylon, which ran aground on Thursday on Farran's Point, just above Cornwall canal, was pulled off Saturday by one of the Coteau tugs. No damage was done. The Ceylon is rather a heavy craft, (being built for the upper lakes) to ply on the St. Lawrence and she got caught by the current. Only her nose went aground and it was but the delay of shifting her cargo of lumber. She proceeded to Quebec.
The steamer Rideau Queen made the trip to Washburn lock today.
Schooner Bertie Kalkins is at the asylum with coal for Oswego.
The steamyacht Venice, from Alexandria Bay, was in port today.
Swift's wharf: steamer City of Montreal, from Walkerville, down yesterday to Montreal.
The steamers North King and Toronto had big crowds on their Thousand Island trips yesterday.
Richardsons' elevator: schooner Echo from Gananoque with oats; schooner Acacia is loading feldspar for Charlotte.
The steamer Kingston was forced to come to a stop yesterday afternoon, on her way from Point Frederick to Swift's wharf. Some one in a sailing skiff attempted to cross the liner's bow and to avert a collision the captain had to stop the engine.
Hereafter the entrance to Belleville harbor at night will be between two red lights, namely the lighthouse and a red light on the end of the railway wharf, the latter elevated nine feet above the water. This arrangement will be a great convenience to vessel and steamboat men.
M.T. company: tug Mary P. Hall, from Port Dalhousie, yesterday; tug E.G. Thomson from Oswego, and cleared for Ogdensburg and Montreal with two coal and one grain-laden barge; tug Hall cleared with two coal barges for Montreal; tug Emerson from Oswego, returning with one lumber and two light barges; propellor Parent arrived today from Chicago.
p.3 Gananoque, June 25th - The schooners Theodore Voges and Tradewind, which were waiting for wind, were towed to the open at noon yesterday. The Echo, which had come to anchor near Hog Island, got away Sunday forenoon.
The steamer Victoria made her last trip between here and Brockville, Saturday. The newly purchased Missisquoi will begin her duties on the same route this week.
p.5 A New Steamboat - To Be Built for Excursion Business - by Capt. Roys and backers; to be three decked steel hulled steamer, 150 feet long by 26 feet beam, 9 foot hold, 375 tonnage; saloon to seat 200 people.
p.6 Aletha Concludes Trips - Today concluded the Aletha's daily run on the Kingston-Picton route and she will spend the next two months in the excursion business. She is chartered for every day from now till the end of August, with the exception of Mondays, when she has the Bay of Quinte run. The other days of the week the steamers North King and Caspian patrol the bay ports, to and from the Thousand Islands. The Aletha will, of course, go on the bay run during the autumn. The Aletha will enter the government dry dock tomorrow to have a wheel put on.