p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The schr. F.F. Cole lately sunk at Picton is being raised.
The Marine Report.
The minister of marine and fisheries, Hon. C.H. Tupper, showed no favors in the distribution of his reports, but sent it along with orders not to use until Friday. According to it we learn that last year a new cribwork was built under the lighthouse on Red Horse Rock above Gananoque. The work cost $207.28. A new pier is required under the lighthouse at Spectacle Shoal, in the same neighborhood, which will probably be completed next season. The contract entered into by George Wilson to build a pier at Cole's shoal has been completed.
The sick mariners' act does not apply to the province of Ontario, and consequently no dues are collected from vessels in that province, and no expenditure incurred on account of sick seamen. For a number of years past, however, a grant has been made by parliament of $500 to the general hospital at Kingston for the care of such seamen as may be received.
The dues and fees collected on account of steamboat inspection during 1888 at Kingston amounted to $1,310.56. There were eleven steam vessels with a gross tonnage of 730.91 tons, and a registered tonnage of 449.39 tons added to the list at this port during the year. The steam vessels registered at this port were 128 vessels with 16,192.80 (?).