IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The barge Winnipeg of the M.T. company, which was aground at Baystate shoal, in the St. Lawrence near Alexandria Bay, was released by the steamer Cornwall on Wednesday, and passed on down to Montreal. The Cornwall brought the lightage of wheat here, which she took from the Winnipeg. The grain is undamaged.
Whether the depth of the St. Lawrence River channel can be safely increased without incurring the danger of lessening the water volume, will be investigated by a commission appointed for the purpose by the dominion parliament at its last session, and a report made on the situation in the fall.
Montreal Witness: The Dollard, the new government light ship, arrived in port Tuesday on her maiden trip down the river from the yards of the builders at Kingston. The vessel is intended to replace the C.G.S. Shamrock on the light service between Montreal and Quebec. She is a fine addition to the river service. Her length is 192 feet, and she is filled with every modern device that such a vessel can employ.
Movement of Vessels.
M.T. Co.'s wharf: steamer Beaverton discharging a cargo of grain; steamer Advance passed down from Port Colborne with a cargo for Montreal; tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with two light barges; tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with one light barge; tug Thomson will clear today with three grain barges for Montreal; Bronson clears with three coal barges for Montreal; tug Bartlett arrived from Charlotte and Oswego with three coal-laden barges
The steamer Sowards arrived at Crawford wharf with a cargo of coal.
The schooner Maize is at Booth's wharf with a cargo of coal.
The steamer Missisquoi from river points today.
The steamer Mapleton passed up.
The steamers Kingston and North King were down and up on Thursday.
The steamer Majestic went west during Wednesday night.
The steamer Dundurn passed down on Thursday morning.
The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Thursday morning.
Lost Two Fingers - chief engineer Andrew Kennedy of steamer Hamiltonian got hand jammed in machinery.
On Deck Again - Capt. Coleman Hinckley is again in charge of S.S. America and will make one of his special rambles among the islands on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Fare 50 cents.