Capt. Patenaude will have charge of the str. Arabian this year.
E. Booth will put seven new buoys on the Carruther's shoal and six at Point Frederick.
The schr. Pilot was the first vessel to reach this port with a cargo this year. She got in from Adolphustown this morning with 1,740 bushels of grain. Other small crafts have not started to ply about.
Harbor Master McCammon states that the buoys at present on the Donnelly crib should be changed from red to striped spars, so that vessels might know they could run on either side of the crib. It is altogether likely that the water works committee will make the change.
Meeting of Boiler Inspectors.
Yesterday a quorum of the board of steamboat inspectors met in the office of Edward Adams. There were present W.J. Meneilley, chairman; J. Dodds and J. Johnson, of Toronto. The meeting was carried on today, and when a reporter called the chairman said the business consisted mainly in the amendment of the rules and regulations of the board, so that it will be ready to deal with matters of importance this season. On being asked if it was true that the boiler of the S.S. Bannockburn had not found favor with the board, the chairman said any report of that nature was false. The machinery in the steamer satisfied the board in every particular.
Mr. Hazlett, superintendent of Kingston foundry and machinery company, submitted plans and model of his new water tube boiler. After a careful consideration of the different points, under the laws governing marine boilers, the board unanimously agreed to the adoption of the boiler for marine purposes of every kind. Mr. Hazlett also submitted a model of an original design of a doube-heated compound boiler which met with approval.
p.2 News of All Quarters - John Haggart, minister of railways and canals, has announced that any vessel wishing to reach any point on the old Welland canal between Port Dalhousie and Thorold would have freedom to do so. Enough of the staff will be retained to take care of the water and waste weirs. This statement has given much satisfaction to those interested.