OUR MARINE INTERESTS.
The annual report of the Minister of Marine & Fisheries gives the following statistics of a local character: Number of sailing vessels registered here 208 (298 ?); number of steamers, 58; gross tonnage, 11,526, steamers; total net tonnage 27,189. The salary of Mr. Peter Kiel, Fishery Inspector of the district, is $200 per annum. The salary of Mr. P. Harty, Light-house Inspector, is $1,000 and expenses; that of Mr. Cook, keeper of the light at Gananoque Narrows $400; A. Dunlop, Nine-Mile Point, $400; John Prinyer, Point Pleasant, $300; W.H. Sherwood, Presqu' Isle, $375; L. Hudgins, Salmon Point, $300; R. Pye, Scotch Bonnet, $400; N.T. Orr, Snake Island, $495; D. McIntosh, South Bay, $112.50; R. Young, Weller's Bay, $150; R. Gillespie, Wolfe Island, $250.
The propellers Cuba, Armenia and City of Montreal have been withdrawn from the route between Toronto and Ogdensburg and will run this year between Montreal and Chicago, along with the prop. California. The boats have been lengthened each 36 feet and otherwise improved. They will pass down one a week.
The prop. Ocean will run on her old route between St. Catharines and Montreal. The steamers Berthier and Cultivateur will run between Hamilton and Montreal with the other boats.
Gone To Ottawa - Gilbert Johnson, engineer of the tug McArthur, and Mr. Gillies, of the steamer Pierrepont, left last night for Ottawa. They will have an interview with the Minister of Marine and Fisheries relative to the petition sent some time ago for a change in the Steamboat Act.