Capt. John Donnelly Has One Off.
Capt. Thomas Donnelly received a message, on Friday afternoon, stating that the steamer Nottingham, ashore at Buffalo, had been floated and that the steamer Smith will be taken off in a short space of time.
The Buffalo Courier of Thursday said:
"The work of releasing the big steamers Nottingham and Smith, driven on the beach at the foot of South Michigan street, in the big January gale, is progressing very favorably. Yesterday afternoon the Nottingham, which is the boat upon which Capt. Donnelly has centred his operations for some time, was sent forward about thirty-five feet, until now her bow lies in deep water. A channel one hundred feet wide and from ten to twelve feet deep has been dredged from the boat to deep water, and it is expected she will be able to float herself today with her own steam.
"Capt. John Donnelly, who has had charge of the wrecking operations for the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company, Kingston, Ont., is deserving of great credit for his success in what at one time seemed to many to be a hopeless task. The channel made for the Nottingham will be used for the Smith also."
The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, Friday night, on her trip up.
The steamer Midland Queen cleared from Richardson's for Cleveland, to load coal for Jackfish, a harbor in Lake Superior, and will then proceed to Fort William.
The steamer Island Wanderer was here for about twenty minutes, Friday afternoon, with a party of Rochester people, who are touring the Thousand Islands.
The barge Mary Louise arrived from Rideau canal points, with wood for R. Crawford.
The steambarge Westport passed down on her way to Brockville.
M.T. Co.: The tug Bronson up, with two barges, and cleared for Montreal, with two barges.
Swift's: The steamer Dundurn, down, Saturday morning; Picton, in yesterday; the steamer Caspian down today; the steamer Hamilton in today.