A RUSH OF VESSELS
Great Quantities of Grain Shipped Out
Port Arthur, May 7th - Before the end of the present week it is expected that 5,185,000 bushels of wheat will have been shipped from this port and Fort William to eastern points. Never before have there been so many ships in the harbor at one time. The supply of grain here will be pretty well gone by the end of the present month.
The total wheat now in store at Fort William is 6,872,508 bushels against 9,293,000 bushels last week, and 9,618,700 bushels last year. The following steamers took first cargoes of season last week: Fairmount, 90,000 bushels; Western, 90,000 bushels; Rosemount, 80,000 bushels; Stormount, 90,000 bushels; Glenmount, 90,000 bushels; Quebec, 65,000 bushels; Hamilton, 65,000 bushels; Ungava, 71,000 bushels; Turret Crown, 140,000 bushels; Turret Cape, 110,000 bushels; Turret Chief, 100,000 bushels; Advance, 37,000 bushels; Kenora, 64,000 bushels; Reginald, 64,000 bushels; Pellatt, 50,000 bushels; Neebing, 108,000 bushels; Canadian, 100,000 bushels.
It looks as though there would be a blockade of vessels at the head of the lakes for a week at least. The boats are arriving faster than orders are filled and, in consequence, the different locks are lined with boats awaiting their turn to get under the spouts.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The sloop Granger will load grain at Richardson's for Gananoque.
The schooner William Jamieson, is unloading coal from Oswego, at Anglin's wharf.
The steamer Kenirving arrived from Rideau ports, on her way to Oswego, to load coal.
The schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego to load coal for Thousand Island Steamboat company.
The steamer Simla has loaded 50,000 bushels of wheat at Fort William, for Richardson's elevator.
Swift's: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; steamer Belleville down Wednesday night; steamer Aletha from bay points.
The steamer Pierrepont and the steamyacht Ramona are still in the drydock. They will likely be out in a day or so, when the Ramona will go down the river on her famous ramble.
On Wednesday, a fine gasoline launch arrived here, from Gananoque, for Inspector Phillips. The new craft was built in the factory town, and is of the latest design, fifty two feet long, and equipped with a powerful Barber engine. The I'll See will be quite an addition to the local fleet and should make a good boat for that business. She will be launched at the Kingston foundry.
Edwin E. Horsey, general manager of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Navigation company, has issued notices to the effect that the company, in view of the extremely high water this spring and the flooding of low wharves, will guarantee safe landing only at Kingston, Picton, Deseronto and Belleville. The company will not be liable for any damage sustained by landing passengers, freight and cattle at other places along the Bay of Quinte.
M.T. Co.: schooner Kitchen from Sodus Point, coal; steamer Advance, Fort William, with wheat, called on her way to Montreal; steamer Robert Wallace from Duluth, 76,000 bushels of wheat; steamer A.D. Davidson, from Duluth, 79,000 bushels of wheat; steamer J.S. Keefe, from Duluth, 24,000 bushels of wheat and 53,000 bushels of flax; steamer Algonquin from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of wheat; tug Glide will clear for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Thomson will clear for Montreal with grain tow; steamer Iroquois clears for Fort William; steamer John Lambert clears for Duluth; steamer Robert Wallace clears for Duluth. Several more grain boats are expected to arrive on Friday.