IN MARINE CIRCLES.
Hats off to Capt. John Tuttle, of the steambarge Mary Louise. J. Coon, the owner of this busy little steambarge, reports that Capt. Tuttle made a most successful trip with the vessel from Kingston to Morton, breaking ice for sixteen miles. The ice was all the way from one inch to two and a half inches in thickness. Capt. Tuttle was able to pilot her without mishap, and carried off high honors.
The Mary Louise has had the longest season of any boat operating this portion of the Rideau. All summer she was very busy, carrying freight and merchandise, between Kingston and ports on the Rideau.
The schooner Ford River, with the veteran Capt. C. Daryeau in charge, arrived in port about nine o'clock on Monday night, from Big Sodus, with a cargo of coal for Robert Crawford. The captain experienced fairly good weather for this time of the year. He made the round trip in fifty-eight hours, and this is going some, for this late in the season. When it comes to making time there is no vessel on the lake which can touch the Ford River. Providing the weather is not too rough Capt. Daryeau will make another trip across the lake. It was rumored around the harbor today that the genial captain would keep his vessel going all winter - that he would turn it into an ice boat. When asked about it Capt. Daryeau only smiled and said that present he had nothing to give out for publication.
The steambarge Jeska arrived from Montreal with a cargo of package freight.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bronson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared light for the Cornwall canal; tug Bartlett due from Montreal today with three light barges, will clear light for the Cornwall canal; the steamer Rolph, loaded with barley, is due to arrive this afternoon or tomorrow from Frenchman's Bay.
The grain traffic from Fort William to Kingston is practically tied up. The M.T. Co. have no vessel on the way here with a cargo and as far as can be learned there is no steamer due from Fort William.
Swift's wharf: The steamer City of Ottawa has arrived and will lay up for the winter; steamer Aletha down and up today.