STEAMER BOTHNIA SOLD.
The steamer Bothnia, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, one of the best known vessels in this district, has been sold to Capt. Loonan and other parties, of Collingwood, and will be used in carrying timber from Georgian Bay to Tonawanda, and coal on the up trip. It is rumored that about $10,000 was the sale figure.
The Bothnia has been in use for about fifteen years, and was built by the Calvin company, and was at first used in the timber trade. For several years the vessel has been used in carrying grain and coal.
Don't Like the New Law.
The new law just taking effect which allows boats under sixty-five feet to be run and piloted by any person without a license, is being severely criticized by Clayton, N.Y. steamboat captains, who claim that the numerous smaller craft will be a menace to navigation when run by inexperienced pilots, and will cause the larger boats all kinds of trouble in avoiding accidents with them.
Tug Frontenac, of Calvin Co., is loading withs near Folger's wharf.
Steamer Sowards arrived at Crawford's wharf, from Oswego, with coal.
The steamer Pellatt passed up, on her way from Montreal, on Wednesday morning.
The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Charlotte, and is unloading coal at the penitentiary.
Swift's: steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau King up from Ottawa this afternoon.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Mary from Montreal, three light barges; tug Thomson light from Montreal; steamer Stormount grain-laden, from Fort William, is due Friday night, or Saturday morning.
River Traffic Heavy - reported a good season by steamer Alexandria, the Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, and the Thousand Island steamboat company.