ROUGH WEATHER AND FOG
Causing Great Deal of Delay to the Vessels.
The George Hall Coal company has chartered the steamer Morley for the balance of the season to replace the Phoenix, which ran ashore during the recent storm and has been abandoned.
Rough weather on Lake Ontario and fog on the upper lakes is delaying the vessels these days. A number of grain boats are on the way from Fort William to Kingston but they have lost considerable time as a result of these circumstances. The steamer Wasaga is expected to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator tonight with a cargo of grain from Fort William.
Coal schooners running to Kingston have been tied up at Oswego all week as a result of the rough weather. The weather has not at all favored the work on the steamer Phoenix, sunk near South Bay Point.
The government tug Lambton was in port today on her way to Niagara where she will look for a buoy which drifted away during the recent big storm.
The tug Mary, of the M.T. Co., arrived from Montreal with the barge Dorchester, loaded with damaged grain, which is being unloaded at Richardson's elevator.
The tug Bronson towed the barge Buckeye State to Cape Vincent and returned light.
Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Belleville down tonight; steamer Dundurn up tonight.
The steel steamer Keystone (sic - Keystorm ), which has been placed in the Kingston drydock for the past eleven days, having some of her plates removed and others tightened, cleared from there, about midnight, for down the river.
The schooner Laura D. is at the Cereals Limited wharf to load grain.