p.1 Harbor Board Appointment - politics behind Capt. Howard's appointment. [Witness]
The Royal Mail steamers are being prepared for the coming season.
Mr. Richard Powers has been again elected President of the Chicago Seamens' Union.
Nothing is as yet being done at Belleville towards fitting out the vessels which wintered there.
The schrs. W.H. Rounds has been purchased by Capt. Thomas, a Canadian, for $14,000.
Navigation at Detroit was opened up Tuesday by the steamer Riverside, which began daily trips to Wyandotte.
The schr. Cornelia, which went ashore at Sackett's Harbor last fall, is being repaired. Capt. Jos. Gerard will command her.
The tug Edith Sewell is having a good rebuild at Sacketts Harbor - nearly all new frames, also new outside plank at an estimated cost of $700.
Mr. H. Bogart, formerly captain of the steamer City of Belleville, has gone to the North West, where he has located on a farm 200 miles west of Winnipeg.
The Canadian shipping fell off in 1880 for the first time since the confederation. The falling off last year was ninety four vessels representing 20,870 tons.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean reports the opening of navigation. It thinks that rates for the coming season will be low. Sailors will ask $1 per day wages at the outstart.
The Buffalo Courier says the loan desired by Kingstonians from the Dominion Government for the construction of a dry dock, amounted to $60,000. The deputation will be surprised to read the announcement.
The following captains will command the crafts now lying at Napanee: Nellie P., Capt. Bartley; Bullock, Capt. Eccles; Pioneer, Capt. Dickens; Flight, Capt. Collier; Jane Maw, Capt. D. Mills.
Last November the schooner Volunteer, from Brockville for Oswego, with hop poles, beached at Port Ontario, and the cargo was shipped to its destination by other means. Capt. Henning presented a claim for pro rata freight; the owners of the hops refused to pay. The Captain has recovered a judgement of $51.56 before a Port Ontario justice.
Royal Mail Line - who will succeed Capt. Howard as Superintendent of Royal Mail Line.
Steamboat Inspection - Mr. Pope's Bill - withdrawn in Commons.