IN MARINE CIRCLES.
Capt. James Martin has returned home from Brockville.
The steamer City of Montreal will be laid up for the winter at Richardson's elevator.
Capt. James Swift has returned to the city, the tug Hackett being laid up near the cereal works.
The steamer Seguin is on her way from Fort William, loaded with grain, for Richardson's elevator.
Capts. Jacques and Hall, of the Merchant's line, are spending a few days in the city on business.
The steamers Senator Derbyshire and Samuel Marshall have been laid up for the season at Brockville.
Ice was frozen around the boats at Swift's wharf this morning about an inch thick for some distance out from the slip.
The steamer City of Hamilton has gone into winter quarters at Swift's wharf. This makes the wharf full, with the Bickerdike and the City of Ottawa also lying there.
Capt. Fitzgerald, of the Underwriter's Association, is here from Ogdensburg, looking after business, and taking a note of where the different vessels are being laid up for the winter.
Tenders for enlarging the steamer Wolfe Islander will be asked in a day or two. The work must be done by the opening of navigation next April. Not only will the steamer be lengthened and widened, but an electric plant will be put in it. The wheelhouse will be placed on the top of the promenade deck.
The steamer Keystorm left the Kingston dry-dock this morning after having been there about three days and having a number of plates removed. It is expected that there will be another boat in the dock some time today to be repaired. The dry dock will be busy right up till the harbor freezes over.