Ford River's Difficulty In Smoke Last Night.
The heavy smoke over the water last night was hard on navigation. The schooner Ford River, from Oswego, loaded with coal, for Richardsons', drifted over in Navy Bay, and went aground, and this morning had to be given assistance. It was reported that the vessel was not on very hard, and that she would be released without much damage. She was given assistance by the steambarge Navajo and the sloop Granger.
Marine men state that the smoke last night was so bad that they could not see anything along the water front, and on this account Captain C. Daryeau, of the Ford River, had a very difficult task.
M.T. company's elevator: steamer Ralph from Erie, with 431 tons of coal; steamer W.B. Morley, from Duluth, with 63,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Jamieson from Oswego with coal.
The barge Kildonan of the M.T. company, is in the government dry dock.
The steamer Aletha was at Swift's today, on her regular trip from bay points.
p.5 Mr. Abrian (sic), of the Calvin company, has left for Charlotte, where he will inspect the schooner Mary Ann Lydon, and ascertain whether it will be advisable to take the steamer Chieftain over to pull her off.