p.3 Wrecking - In response to a letter from Major Lewis, of Windsor, the Managing Director of the Western Assurances Company, gives some interesting information regarding wrecking in Canadian waters. The letter speaks very strongly on the absolute necessity for reciprocity between the United States and Canada in the matter of wreckinig, as the Canadian wrecking service is altogether inadequate for the work. The writer says: "We feel it only right to add, that for Lake Ontario and the River St. Lawrence to Montreal, there are at Kingston wrecking appliances of the very first order." This refers to Messrs. Calvin & Breck's wrecking apparatus at Garden Island, with which Captain Donnelly has done such good service in recent years.
Sale of Schooner - On Saturday the schooner Eureka, B 1, was sold by Mr. J.E. Hutcheson at auction, on an order from the Maritime Court of Ontario. The vessel was purchased by Capt. J. Donnelly, of Garden Island, $710. This is a great bargain.
Parliamentary Blue Books - Trade and Navigation Returns - gives numbers on incoming steam and sail vessels, American vessels, outgoing vessels, tonnages, etc.
Marine & Fisheries - The report of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries is a very valuable document, containing as it does a vast amount of information relating to the Department. From it we find that the Kingston General Hospital gets a grant of $500 per annum for the relief of sailors and others who may be injured or take sick in this section.
p.4 Miscellaneous - At a Toronto Maritime Court in the case of the steamer Picton colliding with the Southern Belle, in August last, a verdict was given in favour of the Belle, the damages to be estimated by the Registrars of the Court.