IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Fairhaven.
The steambarge John Randall cleared for Oswego.
The steambarge Navajo arrived at Conway with coal from Oswego.
Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and Aletha down and up today; steamer Rideau King cleared for Portland this morning; steamer Belleville up today.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Fairmount, which cleared for Fort William yesterday, had the barge Selkirk in tow; she will load coal at Ashtabula for Montreal; tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges; steamer Westmount and barge Ungava, loaded with 140,000 bushels of wheat and barley, from Fort William, will arrive Friday night.
Protest From Pilots.
Kingston pilots took objections to the report that there was a scarcity of pilots here this week. They refer to the case of one steamer, and state that the captain refused to take on local pilots, preferring to wait for a pilot to come up from Montreal. One vessel was held here for twenty-four hours, and a local pilot, it was claimed was given the sight, at night, after the vessel had been tied up for several hours for the outsider
p.7 Pith of the News - The U.S. steamboat inspectors have declared themselves unable to understand the cause of the wreck of the Pere Marquette car ferry on Lake Michigan.