PRINCE RUPERT IN PORT.
The steamer Prince Rupert arrived in port from Fort William, at seven o'clock on Saturday morning, with 75,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson's elevator. The veteran Capt. Malone, of Deseronto, who has been sailing for half a century, was in charge of the vessel, and he reports having had a fine trip for this time of the year. The weather was not rough, and he made very good time. This will be his last trip of the season for the Prince Rupert, which will be laid up here for the winter.
The steamer City of Montreal is on her way from Chicago, to Richardson's elvator, with a cargo of corn. She is expected to arrive on Monday.
The steamers City of Hamilton and the Corona are expected to arrive in the city, in the course of a few days, to be laid up for the season.
The steamer Windsor arrived from Montreal on Friday, and has gone into winter quarters.
The tugs Bartlett and Bronson arrived from Montreal, with six light barges for the Montreal Transportation company, to be put away for the winter.
The steamer (sic) Burmah arrived from Montreal, and will be laid up at Garden Island.
The steamer Aletha, that plucky little vessel that ever since navigation opened has braved the seas of the upper and lower gap, made her last trip of the season today. Through an error it was stated that she would run once a week from this time on, but this is positively her last trip. Last year she ran a once-a-week trip after the daily trips ceased, but this year it is not her intention to do so. The Aletha has been very fortunate in not getting into trouble. Every day, unless the weather was too rough, she plowed her way through to Kingston and back, only being laid up once during the latter part of the season, owing to a minor injury to her wheel. Two or three times during the fall she had to lay over here, owing to the condition of the weather, but whenever the bay has been navigable she has been out.
The steamer Keystorm is still at the Kingston dry dock, and will probably be there for some time. When she went in, during the early part of the week, it was expected that she would be out by Saturday, but there are still several days' work to be done. The men have not been working overtime for the past few days, and this is the reason for the delay. There is a large gang rivetting plates on her now and the work is being pushed ahead.
Signs of life are visible at the Richelieu and Ontario pier, in Toronto, where the steamer Toronto is undergoing numerous alterations, including new kitchens, the fitting of an ice-making machine and the installation of running water in the state rooms.
The Thousand Island Steamboat company may place a new steamer on its river routes next season. It has a fine craft in view.
p.14 The Georgian Bay Canal - with many photographs.