The barque Lorraine sailed on Friday bound to Port Augustus,  South
Australia, with a cargo (1,270 tons) of rails and fish plates from the  West Cumberland
Hematite Iron and Steel Company.

She was towed out to sea by the tug, Confidence,  and  then attached to the
steamer Rescue, of Liverpool, which took her in tow as far  as Bardsey Island.

The trade was not so busy during the past week. The returns  were - 26
arrivals, 15 steamers and eleven sailing vessels; and 26 departures,  14 steamers
and twelve sailing vessels.

The registered tonnage was over 3,000, and the imports and  exports nearly
10,000 tons.