IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Belleville cleared from the Kingston dry dock this morning, about 9:30 o'clock, after completing repairs, necessitated from running ashore at Grafton, near Cobourg, a couple of weeks ago. She went into the dry dock last Friday morning, and completed the repairs in an incredibly short time. The damage done was quite heavy, ten frames being broken and five plates stove in. Work was rushed as fast as possible on her, the men working overtime every day. Arc lights were arranged to enable the men to see at night.
Work was temporarily abandoned on the new government boat, while repairs were being rushed on the Belleville, but, this morning, the men were back at work on her, with a number of new hands. Work is proceeding with all possible haste on the steel work of the boat, and the frame is rapidly taking shape.
The water was let out of the locks in the Rideau canal on Wednesday. Navigation as a consequence is closed.
The tug Florence arrived from Oswego with the barge A.D., coal laden, and will proceed to Montreal, taking the barges Aberdeen and Ewing, grain laden.
The steamer John Rolph and barge Locke will clear, today, for Belleville, to load stone for Toronto.
The government boat Lambton cleared for Amherstburg, with a scow in tow.
The government boat Scout will be in commission for about another month yet, that is if the weather is favorable. She is still at work in this district.
The tug Hackett brought a barge from Montreal to Mooer's elevator, and after coaling at Swift's, cleared again for Montreal last night.
The steamer Samuel Marshall is at the Cereal Works, and will load oats for Montreal.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Port Colborne, with barge Ungava, grain-laden, will clear for Montreal with two barges; the steamer Mapleton, grain-laden, from Fort William, is due tomorrow.
The steambarge Mary Louise cleared for Gananoque with a general cargo.
Next Monday, the Wolfe Island council will definitely decide as to what improvements will be made to the steamer Wolfe Islander during the winter. It is likely that the vessel will be put in Davis' dry dock and have false sides added. Plans are being prepared.
p.6 Pith of the News - At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Capt. D. Gleason, of the barge George B. Owen, owned by E.I. Fisher, Fairport, dropped dead while his vessel was taking on a load of lumber.