IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Hecla, of the George Hall company, Ogdensburg, which ran ashore at Oak Point, Wolfe Island, yesterday morning, was released at five o'clock this morning by the Calvin company, which had three boats at work at the stranded vessel. About 300 tons of the Hecla's coal was lightered, and after some hard pulling the steamer was floated. It left immediately for Ogdensburg, towing the barge on which the lightered coal had been placed. It is not thought the steamer is injured.
The captain was on the steamer Phoenix, when she ran into the gates of the Cornwall canal last week. Ill-luck seems to follow him.
Adjusted The Loss.
John Donnelly, of the Donnelly Wrecking company, returned this morning from Ogdensburg, where he adjusted the loss on behalf of the marine insurance underwriters, caused by the steamer Phoenix, of the George Hall company, smashing two of the gates of the Cornwall canal last week. The total loss was fixed at $12,000.
Richelieu Shows Increase.
Richelieu earnings up-to-date show a gross of $400,000 for the current season, being an advance of twenty-five per cent over the corresponding period last season, when $300,000 represented the gross total. These figures were given out after the usual weekly meeting of the board of directors.
The R. & O. business has been particularly brisk this season, travel being heavy on all lines, particularly the western tourist business. There has been an average travel on the western lines of four hundred passengers a day, while last season at this time the boats were hauling an average of two hundred and fifty passengers.
The steamer Westport cleared for up the canal.
The steamer Beaverton called here on her way to Fort Willam.
The steamer Sowards and schooner Merrill are here with coal for Crawford.
The steamer Regina called here, yesterday, on her way from Montreal to Fort William.
Swift & Co.: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up today; steamer Glenellah unloading package freight from Hamilton.
Folgers: Over 300 passengers went to Ogdensburg today on the steamer America. The steamer carried its limit of passengers on the Rutland R.R. excursion yesterday.
The tug Parthia arrived at Garden Island today, from Quebec, after taking a raft of timber down the river. Another raft will be ready to go down early next week.
M.T. Co.: tug Emerson cleared for Oswego and Charlotte to bring across two coal barges; steamer Rosemount and barge Melrose cleared for Cleveland to load coal; tug Bartlett due Saturday morning with coal barges from Lake Erie.
p.4 Gananoque, July 29th - ...The coal schooner Britain (Briton) finished unloading her cargo at the electric light works, Wednesday evening, and cleared light for Oswego yesterday.
p.8 News of the World - The wreck commissioners who investigated the double drowning in Toronto Bay suspended for three months the certificate of Capt. Joyce of the John Hanlan.