p.2 Contracts Awarded - for St. Lawrence canal improvements; Mr. Broder of Morrisburg will construct new Cornwall and Williamsburg Canal locks; Mr. John Nicholson dredges the Galop Rapids for $4 per yard.
The following is a list of the mariners who have so far passed the annual examinations in the Court House:
Masters Passed Yesterday.
Kingston - J.H. Scott, G. Crawford, A.H. Miller, J.B. Estes, Wm. Givens, W. Augustus, G. Geoghegan, W. Simmons, W. Dandy, J. Sanders, W. Rothwell, James Martin, D. Bates, J.G. Smyth, James Hanley, John Boyd, Wm. Corrigan, Thos. O'Connor, Peter McGlade (competency)
Coteau Landing - M. Wilkes Bailey.
Dickenson's Landing - F. Clark.
Beauharnois - John Henderson.
Garden Island - A. Malone, G.A. Brien, D. Lafare.
Gananoque - J.H. Davis, Ed. L. Bass.
Brighton - W.A. Cameron.
Belleville - C.W. Ferrington.
Elgin - D. Noonan.
Mates Passed Yesterday.
Prescott - James A. McKeever.
Rossmore - James A. Gerow.
Kingston - Willard Stephens, E.A. Booth, Nicholas Henderson, Ed. Beaupre.
Garden Island - T.J. Harris (competency), F. Laurance, Ephraim Martin.
Howe Island - W. Shughrue.
Belleville - Pat. Feheny
Barriefield - H. Esford.
Clayton - D. Sonteer.
Masters Passed Today.
Rednersville - J.H. Yott (servitude).
Kingston - Thomas Murphy (competency), John Shughrue (servitude).
Stella - N. Allen (servitude).
Barriefield - W.G. Batten (competency).
Belleville - A. Eccles (servitude), J. Jollett (servitude)
Howe Island - J. McDonald (servitude).
Mates Passed Today.
Kingston - Wm. Bloomfield (competency), J. Black (servitude).
Wolfe Island - D. McDonald (servitude).
Belleville - C.H. Henderson (competency).
A Letter From Howard Nicholson.
The Editor, British Whig.
Dear Sir, - Allow me to correct a misstatement in last night's issue, viz.: that I applied to the Board of Marine Examiners for masters' papers and was refused them. The statement was false. I would advise the party who gave your reporter the item to be sure he knows what he is talking about before he puts other people's names in print again. I did not apply for masters' papers at all knowing that the position of mate must first be occupied. I could not be refused as I did not apply. My written application will show that I applied for mate's papers and was prepared to be examined for competency, according to the Act, but was refused an examination because my testimonial from the Royal Mail Company did not mention the exact number of months and days that I was in their employ. My application showed that I had sailed the required length of time to be entitled to such examination.
Yours, etc., C.H. Nicholson
Here & There - Capt. McIlwain, of St. Catharines, one of the marine examiners, is an old Kingstonian. He resided here twenty years ago.
Capt. Bass of Gananoque to command Puritan; passed his exam yesterday.
Personal Mention - Capt. W. Taylor has returned to the city after having inspected the vessels, for the Canadian Lloyds, east of Kingston. He will send in his report in a few days.
The New Canal - to join to Rideau canal.