VERY HEAVY GALE
The wind storm, which set in late on Tuesday night, was quite severe on the lake, but so far as can be learned no serious damage resulted. The steamer Sowards and the schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared across the lake, but it is likely that they put in some place for shelter.
The weather was so rought that the steamer Kingston had her own troubles coming into Swift's wharf and going out again. The wind was so strong that it would carry the vessel clear against the wharf, and lines had to be placed on her from the locomotive works wharf. Although the vessel had quite a time, she suffered no damage.
The steamer Omaha arrived from Chicago, on Wednesday morning, with 40,000 bushels of corn, which will be discharged at Richardsons' elevator.
The steamer America left, at seven o'clock, on Wednesday morning, with an excursion to Iroquois. About one hundred people were on board. Stops were to be made at Gananoque, Brockville and Ogdensburg, and it was expected that quite a large number would be added.
The steamer Neepawah passed down, on Wednesday morning, on her way to Montreal, with grain from Fort William.
The barge (sic) Acacia is at Wolfe Island with coal from Oswego.
The steambarge John Randall, loaded with coal, from Oswego, was in port, and cleared for Smith's Falls.
The steambarge Westport cleared for the Rideau canal, with a general cargo.
The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque, on Tuesday, and had quite a large number of excursionists.
Alexandria Bay parties who have been looking over the steamer Captain Visger with the intention of purchasing her to be refitted and put upon the island ramble have abandoned the idea, as it would require at least three weeks to place her in commission and by that time the season would be drawing to a close.
Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Kingston and Caspian, down and up; steamer Rideau Queen, from Ottawa, is still at Swift's, having her boiler repaired; steamer Belleville down this afternoon.
The steamer Prince Rupert cleared from Deseronto today for Cleveland to load coal.