A Shipping Industry.
St. Thomas, Ont., Dec. 5th - A ship-building industry is to be located at Port Stanley at once. Doty & Sons, Goderich, have leased property on the west side of the Main street, Port Stanley, from Shephard and Payne, and the building of slips, erection of workshops, etc., will be commenced at once. The firm have already three contracts for tugs to be built in the port. One of the tugs is ordered by Finlay and Stanton, and another by Capt. R.J. Miller. The firm will employ twenty hands to start.
p.2 Will Locate Here - American capitalists will erect a $100,000 iron smelter to work ore from Wilbur iron mine, if city dredges inner harbor to 15 feet and enlarges opening through Cataraqui bridge.
Incidents of the Day - The tug Queen will come up from Alexandria Bay, and go into the Davis' drydock for repairs.
The steamer Glenellah passed up, on Saturday afternoon, on her way to Fort William, with a cargo of package freight, on her last trip of the season. Capt. Mackie was in command.
p.5 To Decide What To Do - The Wolfe Island council was to meet this afternoon and decide on improvements to the steamer Wolfe Islander. The scheme proposed is to lengthen the boat fifteen feet and add false sides, at a cost of $6,000. The carrying capacity of the Wolfe Islander would then be more than doubled, her limit being 375 as against 175 at present. This year the steamer made a profit of $4,000, and if she was enlarged, this profit could be increased by probably $2,000. The people of the island are demanding that the council improve their steamer, which is far too small for the work it has to do. Its earnings will allow of the extensions being made.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Glenmount, grain laden, from Fort William, is due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator tonight.
The sloop Granger cleared from Richardson's elevator Monday morning, with a cargo of grain for Gananoque.
The steamer Bickerdike has arrived at Swift's wharf and will remain there for the present. It is not known where she will lay up for the winter.
The steamer City of Montreal arrived at Richardson's elevator, with a cargo of corn from Chicago. The steamer arrived at six o'clock Saturday night. Capt. Papineau, jr., is in charge of the vessel.
The steamer City of Hamilton is at the Kingston dry dock wharf waiting until the Keystorm is finished, and then she will go in the dock for repairs. It is expected that the Keystorm will be finished today. She has been there a week now.
The M.T. Co. is still busy getting the barges to Kingston, to be laid up for the winter. The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal, with four light barges; tug Emerson arrived with three; tug Bronson arrived with two; tug Mary P. Hall with two, the tug Mary arrived at Prescott, with two, and came on to Kingston, light.