p.1 City Council - Assessment of Vessel Property - petition from G.F. Taylor, W. Dandy, J. Allen, G.S. Oldrieve, J. Welch et al. asking for a reduction of the assessment of their vessel property. The rates of freights having been low and the sailors' wages high during the past season their business had been comparatively unremunerative.
The Trade of Kingston.
The following tables show the statistics of the trade at the port of Kingston during the season of navigation up to 30th November, 1881. The arrivals and departures are vessels trading between this port and American ports with the registered tonnage of the same.
822 Steamers (Canadian) 163,008
107 " (American) 5,075
741 Schooners, sloops, etc. (Canadian) 151,000
200 " " (American) 43,897
739 Steamers (Canadian) 146,389
104 " (American) 4,908
777 Schooners, sloops, etc. (Canadian) 148,973
203 " " (American) 31,696
Total arrivals, 1,870 vessels 349,980
Departures, 1,823 331,968
Arriving and departing 3,693 681,946