p.1 Steamer Had Long Delay - Rideau King got a log caught in wheel while taking excursionists to Jones' Falls; got back to Kingston eight hours late.
To Award Contract For Welland Canal - Ottawa, July 17th - Hon. Frank Cochrane, minister of railways, returned to Ottawa from Sudbury this morning, and will remain a week at the Capital. This morning, the minister was busily engaged in consideration of the tenders for the first section on the New Welland canal, comprising three miles, and a number of contractors were closeted with him, in consideration of various details of the work. It is expected that the contract will be let at an early date.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Kingston was down and up on Thursday.
The steamer North King was down and up the bay again on Thursday.
The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Thursday morning.
The steamer Fairfax will be docked at the shipbuilding yards on Saturday.
The steamer Sinbad struck the wharf at Lachine on Tuesday night. Her injuries were not serious, and the vessel, owned by F.E. Hull, of Montreal, went on to Niagara Falls.
M.T. Co.'s wharf: tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with two light barges; tug Glide arrived from Montreal with two light barges.
The barge Cornwall is at Richardson's elevator unloading grain.
The steamer Fairfax, which has been undergoing repairs at the Kingston foundry, called at Crawford's wharf to coal.
The steamer Keyport called on her trip west.
The steamer Majestic of the R. & O. Co. is laid up at Montreal for a week to undergo repairs.
The steamer Pueblo called on Wednesday for some repairs to her boiler, but was able to clear a few hours later.
The schooner Merrill will clear for Sodus to load coal for the cotton mill. The schooner Katie Eccles is unloading a cargo of coal at the cotton mill wharf.
The tug Frontenac of the Calvin company arrived on Wednesday night with 2 scows owned by Fallon Bros. to be used in the harbor improvements.