p.2 The Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of the Master and Mates' Association was held in their rooms on Thursday evening with a large attendance of members present. The officers elected for the ensuing year were:
Master - Capt. E.A. Booth; first officer, Capt. James Martin; secretary-treasurer, Capt. George Crawford; pilot, Capt. Charles Martin; look-out man, Capt. Pritchard; watchman, Overton Dix. The regular meetings of the association will be held each week on Monday evening.
To The Building Fund - The missionary at the Sailor's Snug Harbor acknowledges funds donated for building fund.
Judge Hazel, Buffalo, has confirmed the decision of the New York appraisers that dockage may not be charged along with the duty on material used when a boat is repaired at a foreign port. The decision follows the application of the collector of customs at Rochester for a review of the decision made by the New York appraisers and requires the collector to return back dockage charges amounting to several hundred dollars. The three boats on which the charges were made belong to the George Hall Coal company and were repaired at Kingston, Ont. When they arrived at the port of Rochester the collector of customs charged duty on the material used in repairing and also a percentage of the amount of charges used in docking the boats. When the case was brought to the board of appraisers they decided that the dockage charges should be taken out.
p.6 Incidents of the Day - John Chapman, formerly of Seeley's Bay, who is now chief engineer of the Cleveland and Buffalo Steamboat company, is visiting friends in Kingston and vicinity.
p.12 Wolfe Island, Jan. 10th - John Wall, the lone fisherman, Knapp's Point, was in the village last week looking hale and hearty....The former engineer of the steamer Fawcett was re-engaged at a salary of $800.