A VERY FAST TRIP.
Round Run From Montreal To Fort William.
The Merchants and Montreal Lake Superior line's steamer Neepawah, Capt. Oliver Patenaude, left Montreal with a general cargo for Fort William and Port Arthur, on Thursday, August 22nd, at 3 a.m., and reached Fort William, 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 27th. Time from Montreal to Fort William, five days, twenty-one hours.
The steamer discharged her west-bound cargo, took on a cargo of grain, and left Fort William for Montreal 5 p.m. Friday, August 30th, and reached Montreal, September 6th at 3 p.m., five days and twenty-three hours from Fort William to Montreal.
This is the quickest round trip ever made between Montreal and Lake Superior. Time from Montreal to Lake Superior and return being only fourteen days and twelve hours.
Richardsons' have purchased the grain of the steamer Edmonton.
The schooner M.A. Lydon, from Charlotte, is unloading soft coal at Anglin's.
The steamer Edmonton arrived this morning and is unloading the balance of her cargo at Richardsons' elevator. The hull of the steamer is not badly damaged.
Swift's: steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Picton up today; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa tonight.
Richardsons' elevator: steamer Midland Queen cleared for Fort William; steambarge Navajo is loading corn for Montreal; tug Nellie Reid cleared for Montreal with grain barge.
The steamer Donnelly and lighter Grantham arrived from Brockville this morning, after releasing the Edmonton. The Edmonton will come here for repairs after unloading her cargo at Prescott.
M.T. company's elevator: steamer Iroquois arrived from Fort William with 100,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Iroquois will clear for Fort William.
The steamer Rideau King was fifteen hours late in arriving from Ottawa on her last trip. The steamer ran on a rock just as she was leaving Poonmalee Cut, and was held fast for two hours, until released by the tug Maud W., on its way to the city with two barges. No damage was done to the steamer's hull by the accident.
p.8 Offer Free Quarters - The Portsmouth council is trying to get the steamers Toronto and Kingston to go into winter quarters in the village harbor or bay, and Councillor Kennedy has written the secretary of the R. & O.N. company, offering the free use of the bay and pier to either steamer. Reeve Fisher will use his influence to get the company to accept the offer. Both Portsmouth and Kingston would benefit greatly by having one of these big steamers here for eight months of the year.