p.1 She Is In Good Shape - Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 14th - The schooner Olga, which stranded near Goderich, Ont., after drifting clear across Lake Huron, without a crew, during the big November gale, has arrived here. The vessel seems to be in good shape, her own pumps keeping her free of water. The deck load of lumber is partly gone.
FOR BETTER TRAINING
Of Inland Sailors - More About The Marine School.
It is due to the efforts of Hon. W. Harty that the department of marine has decided to give a series of free lectures on seamanship and navigation illustrated by diagrams, during the months of January, February and March, 1906, in Kingston, to which all persons interested in navigatioin are cordially invited to attend. A room has been secured in the old collegiate institute building and the lectures will be given on two days or evenings of each week, ample notice of which will be given in the press.
Special attention will be given to the rules of the road, fog and distress signals, also on the correction of compasses, and in the view of a probable change in the standard examinations for coasting, inland and minor waters, those who contemplate securing a certificate for any grade will derive much benefit by a steady attendance at the classes. This action on the part of the department, is the result of a universal demand for a better training of inland sailors.
The services of Capt. Thomas Donnelly have been secured as lecturer, and the program and subjects to be taught will include all necessary to the needs of navigation on the great lakes. Capt. L.O. Demers, chief examiner of masters and mates at Ottawa has, under instructions from the department, been giving the matter of the marine schools considerable attention for some time past. He has visited Great Britain and other places in search of information and has at last decided on a programme which will be thorough and practicable. It is to be hoped that all the marine men in this vicinity and the amateur yachtsmen will take advantage of those lectures and that a large attendance may be secured.
The steamer Wahcondah cleared at nine o'clock last evening for Hamilton.
The steambarge Navajo and the schooner Metzner are at Richardsons' wharf to go into winter quarters.
The government tug Scout left yesterday to winter in Prescott. On her way down the river, she will complete her work of lifting the buoys.
The government tug Reserve returned yesterday from taking supplies to the False Duck Island, and cleared for Prescott to go into winter quarters.
The steamer Donnelly is aground at Brighton, but will be floated when the wind changes. She ran on a mud bank while seeking shelter. The Donnelly will likely go into Davis' dry dock on return here.
The steamer Rogers cleared from Fort William for Buffalo, with 351,000 bushels of wheat, the largest cargo of grain ever taken from a lake port anywhere. The world's record of 10,530 tons is thus made from a Canadian port. Some idea of the size of the vessel and cargo is afforded by the fact that the 351,000 bushels of grain weigh 10,530 tons.
p.7 Council of Wolfe Island - Dec. 4th - steamboat accounts: wages, month, $293.65; Calvin company, $170.80; G. Keegan, board of men, $74; John Corbett, $273.15; James Swift, coal, $266.66; McKelvey & Birch, account, $120.17; Oldrieve & Horne, account, $38.48; James Davis, account, $9; A. & D. Staley, insurance, $141; G. Keegan, account, $5.23; Mrs. Flynn, laundry, $5.