VESSELS IN DEMAND.
Detroit, Nov. 13th - Grain carriers continue in good demand at the head of Lake Superior, and the rate on bill cargoes to unload on arrival at Buffalo is firm at 1 1/2 cents. Some chartering is done at that figure today, and for compartment boats of about 230,000 bushels capacity 1 3/8 cents were offered at Fort William. There is no storage capacity in the market at the old rate. Two cents was bid on flax for one elevator at Buffalo, but there were no takers. Small carriers are wanted to hold grain at other Lake Erie ports, and vesselmen have been asked to name a rate. Unless grain rates are marked up there will be very little storage capacity on the market.
The steambarge Navajo loaded a cargo of corn at Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.
The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf Saturday morning from Montreal with freight.
The steamer Rosemount arrived at the M.T. company's elevator, with 84,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William.
Swift's: steamer Jessie Spalding touched on her way to Fair Haven; steamer Dundurn west today; steamer Aletha from bay points.
The schooner Keewatin is aground in Belleville harbor on a shoal. She carries a cargo of 400 tons of coal. The vessel is owned by Captains Palmateer, Dougherty and M. Meehan.