IN MARINE CIRCLES.
Referring to the final rush of grain to the port of Montreal, the Montreal Star says that two million bushels of grain are on the way from the west, and that fifteen barge-loads are expected before the end of the month from Kingston. Six lake vessels are hurrying through the canals in order to discharge their cargoes in port before the season closes.
Marine men are happy because action is at last being taken in regard to the derelicts in the harbor. Harbor Master McCammon and Mayor Couper are looking into the matter, and there will also be a report for city council at its next meeting.
The steamer Belleville will have her hull scraped in dry dock here, before going into winter quarters.
The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today, bringing a number of people to market.
The grain traffic from Fort William to the Montreal Transportation company is practically closed. Barges are still carrying to Montreal.
The steambarge Jeska arrived from Oswego, with coal for William Drury.
The government steamer Speedy will be laid up for the winter at Crawford's wharf, also the government dredge Sir Richard with scows.
The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.
The schooner Kitchen cleared from Oswego with coal for Cobourg.
The steambarge Navajo arrived light from Oswego.
The steamer St. Paul and tug Trudeau are in port, and will be laid up for the winter.
M.T. Co.: The steamer Edmonton arrived from Fort William, and is discharging 72,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Westmount arrived this afternoon with 80,000 bushels of wheat and oats; the tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; the tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with two grain barges.
Lease of the Drydock - An Ottawa despatch says: The question of leasing the government dry-dock at Kingston is now before the government. If the lease is granted, it will date from May 1st, 1910.