IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The government tug Reserve is in port.
The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.
The steamer Neepawah passed down, and the steamer Mapleton passed up.
The schooner Katie Eccles is in port, loading lumber for Charlotte.
The steamer Pickands, unloading coal for the locomotive works, cleared for Erie.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared from Howe Island, with stone for Cobourg.
Charles McWilliams, of this city, has been appointed engineer of the steamer Caspian.
The steamer Sowards, coal laden, from Charlotte, arrived at Rockwood asylum today.
The steamer Rosemount passed down at midnight, coal laden on her way from Lake Erie to Montreal.
The tug Florence, with barges, arrived at the elevator of the Kingston Forwarders' Co., Ltd., and will load grain for Montreal.
Swift & Co.: steamer North King, down today; steamer Toronto down today; steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Dundurn up last night; steamer Rideau Queen up to Ottawa this morning; schooner Keewatin cleared for Fairhaven for coal.
There has been somewhat of a lull in the grain traffic from Fort William the last week or so, but it will be busy again in the course of a few days. Nearly all the fleet of the M.T. Co. is at present loading at Fort William. The steamer Westmount and the barge Ungava are expected to arrive on Friday. They were due at the Welland canal on Thursday morning.
p.3 Gananoque, July 14th - ...The government launch Navatch, in charge of Capt. Hunter of Belleville, head overseer of the fisheries and game department, of this section, anchored at the town wharf in the bay yesterday afternoon, on a business trip to this section.
CUP MAY LEAVE HERE.
Toronto Yacht Has Best Chance To Win.
The Kathleen is being put in the best of shape for the George cup races next week, and will have new spars and sails. Skipper Henry Cunningham will do his best to pilot the Kathleen to victory, but he has a hard task ahead of him. It is conceded that the Royal Canadian Yacht Club's entry, the Swamba, has the best chance of winning the cup, for it must be pretty fast if it beat the Whirl in several races.
Mr. Cunningham rates the Kathleen as faster than the Crescent, of Watertown, but not as fast as the whirl. However, there's a good deal in the sailing of a boat, and the Kingston veteran may again show the yachtsmen how a slower boat may beat a faster one. Judge Reeves will again handle the tiller of the Crescent. If the cup goes to the Toronto yacht, the eastern clubs will have to build new boats to bring it back to this side of the lake.