Craig's: steamer Alexandria down this morning; steamer Waterlily down this morning.
The schooner Oliver Mowat arrived at Richardsons' this morning with barley from Whitby.
Capt. James Shapee has sold his sloop Peruvian to Mr. Ryan, Smith's Falls, for $500 cash.
Swift's: steamer Hamilton down this morning; steamer Picton down this morning; steamer Aletha down and up the bay.
The work of unloading the steamer Phoenix was completed at Richardsons' at seven o'clock last night, and the vessel cleared for Chicago at eight o'clock.
The steamer Islander, of the Folger fleet, comes up from the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route on Thursday and will go into winter quarters at Portsmouth.
The damaged cargo of the schooner Cornelia is being unloaded at Crawford's today. The schooner, it will be remembered, went ashore near Pigeon Island a few weeks ago.
M.T. company: steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer John Sharples from Duluth, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Robert Wallace from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of wheat.
A contract has been given by the Chicago & St. Lawrence Steam Navigation company, Toronto, to the Canadian Shipbuilding company, for a steel freight steamer, to be 510 feet long over all, 500 feet on the keel, 56 feet beam, and 31 feet deep. Construction of the boat will be heavy, and it is stated that she will weigh as much as a 550 footer ordinarily does. The big freighter will be built at the Niagara yard of the shipbuilding company.
The little steamer Valeria has returned to the Morrisburg-Waddington ferry from Cornwall, where she had been undergoing repairs necessitated by the collision with the steamer Picton some days ago. While in Cornwall she was put in the drydock and her hull thoroughly examined, and it was found that only her upper works were damaged, the hull being pronounced in first-class condition. The upper works were thoroughly repaired. It is understood Capt. Mallen got a satisfactory settlement with the R. & O. Navigation company, owners of the Picton.
For The Owners Of The Steamer Erin.
In May last the steamer Erin, owned by J.T. Conlon, Thorold, while bound up St. Clair river, towing the barge Danforth, both coal laden, collided with the steamer John D. Cowle, resulting in the sinking of the Erin with the loss of five lives. The steamboat inspectors held an investigation at Port Huron, Mich., and found that the master of the John D. Cowle was blameless in the matter. This view of the case was not held by Capt. Thomas Donnelly, who took up the matter on behalf of the owners of the Erin. Negotiations have been going on for some months, and during the past week the underwriters of the Cowle have agreed with Capt. Donnelly to pay the sum of $18,500 for the loss of the Erin. An investigation will likely be held by Commander Spain on behalf of the Dominion government.