HANDLING BIG LOADS.
All previous records made by the Thousand Island Steamboat company in the matter of freight were smashed, Tuesday, by the enormous cargo carried by the Islander. Instead of making three trips to Alexandria Bay, as is usual each day, the boat made but one. No less than sixteen car loads of freight were placed on board at Clayton, N.Y., the work consuming the entire afternoon. By seven o'clock the entire lot had been delivered at the various destinations between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.
H.T. Morrison, general freight agent for the Folger line, is authority for the statement that this cargo is nearly double the amount carried at any previous time this year and by far exceeds that carried any one day by the steamship company at any previous time in her existence. The freight traffic during the entire season has been unusually heavy, the Islander being frequently obliged to omit the morning trip on account of the quantity.
The schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego today.
The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego last night.
The steambarge Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for the Rockwood asylum.
The tug Emerson cleared for Dickinson's Landing for two barges loaded with pulpwood.
The steamer Havana cleared for Erie, to load another cargo of coal for the locomotive works.
Word was received, this morning, that the steamer Dunellum, loaded with cement, from Belleville, had run aground at Brighton, at the head of the Murray canal.
STEAMER'S SHOE WELDED.
The steamer Haddington, of Toronto, left the government dry dock at noon, Friday, after having its broken shoe welded by the thermit process, and the shoe is stronger than ever before. It took just two days to do the welding, one day being occupied in the preparations. Half a day was required for cooling the metal. The Haddington clears for Point Ann to load cement for Toronto.
The steamer Cardinal entered the dry dock this afternoon, to receive a new wheel.
Remeasuring the Ramona.
T.J. Brady, of the United States customs, Cape Vincent, was here today re-measuring the Folger steamer Ramona, which has been enlarged.
Did Not Make Trip.
The steamer North King did not make the trip down the river today. On the way over last night a couple of the grate bars were broken and she had to remain over for repairs. The steamer Stranger, Capt. George Hammond's vessel, carried passengers and baggage for Gananoque.