p.1 The Kathleen - new eighteen-rater built by Kingston Boat company will be launched on Wednesday.
p.2 After The Castanet - rumors that Henry Folger of Folger Steamboat company and Col. O.G. Staples are looking at getting control of the steamer Castanet.
Busy Steamer America.
The steamer America had about two hundred excursionists on board when she pulled out of Kingston, Saturday afternoon about half past two o'clock. Under Capt. Carnegie, those on board were treated to a rare view of the famous channels among the Thousand Islands. The down trip was sailed by way of United States waters, stops being made at Clayton, Murray Hill, Thousand Island Park, Alexandria Bay and other places. The return was via the Canadian channel and somewhat of a novel route was followed, the captain taking his steamer from the weather-beaten path and showing the excursionists nooks and corners seldom visited. As usual the officers of the boat were ever on the alert to attend to the wants of the passengers. Home was reached again about nine o'clock.
The steamer America took a large excursion from Rochester out of Clayton among the islands. She also had two Sunday trips billed from Syracuse for this month. Tomorrow she brings the Bank street excursion up from Prescott; Wednesday one from Alexandria Bay and intermediate ports, and a local out of here will keep her busy. For Thursday there is the Cape Vincent route, while Friday sees the customary run to the 'burg. Finally, a busy week will be concluded by excursions to and from the Thousand Islands.
The Boats Are Off.
Another Kingston mariner has had his efforts crowned with success. Saturday, at five o'clock, Captain John Donnelly and his crew of wreckers floated the steamer Smith, the last of the two months aground at the foot Michigan street, in Buffalo harbor. The feat of releasing these vessels was accomplished under most trying circumstances, and in the face of adverse criticism and opinion from American experts, so that no small credit is due the local mariner for his enterprize.
The steamer Cayuga is still in the dry dock.
The schooner Clara cleared for Oswego from Swift's.
The schooner Kalkins cleared from the asylum for Oswego.
The schooner Metzner, having unloaded coal for Mallen, cleared for Oswego.
The schooner Suffel is expected to clear from the Grove Inn, for Oswego, tonight.
The sloop Granger is at Richardson's with a cargo of cement from Belleville for Lemmon & Sons.
M.T. Co.: tug Emerson and two coal barges, from Erie, clearing again for Montreal with two grain and two coal barges.
The government tug Helene, with two iron scows from Collingwood, are at Crawford's. They leave tonight for Halifax to assist in dredging operations there.
The steamer Omaha is being loaded with pyrites from the mines near De Kalb, N.Y. for shipment to Cleveland. It is the first consignment of this mineral sent out from Ogdensburg by boat since 1875.
The new Rapids King, which has been tried out for a couple of weeks, is giving satisfaction on the Montreal-Prescott route. In the course of another week the Quebec, now getting the final touches at Sorel, will be ready for active operation.
Swift's: the steamer Kingston down and up; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay ports today; steamer City of Ottawa west; steamer City of Ottawa west yesterday; steamer Dundurn westward yesterday; steamer Belleville west today; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.
p.3 Gananoque, July 15th - The coal schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Oswego Saturday.
p.5 Personal Mention - E.D. Godwin, of the marine department, Ottawa, is in the city, looking over the new steel scows, en route to Halifax. The scows cost $36,500 apiece.