MARINE INTELLIGENCE .
The schooner Bertie Kalkins arrived at Oswego, Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m., and will return with coal.
The schooner Tradewind did not clear for Oswego yesterday, as was expected. The vessel is now lying in the harbor, awaiting favorable weather.
Capt. Roys, of the steamer Aletha, says the boilers on his new boat were not damaged as alleged in yesterday's issue. They are perfectly sound, in fine condition and equal to any in service. The boat has been ready for service since Friday last, but cannot go on the bay route owing to the ice.
The schooner Charlie Marshall is expected here from Charlotte, with a cargo of coal.
The steamer Island Wanderer is almost ready for the season's work, and will be put on the Kingston-Cape Vincent route shortly.
The tug Emerson has had a thorough overhauling at the government dry dock, and has had a damaged plate replaced. The tug is now ready to go into commission for the summer months.
The steamer Missisquoi, on the ways at the Kingston Foundry, has received a thorough overhauling and her boilers have been changed. The steamer will make her first trip about the 15th.
The steamer Jessie Bain has received an overhauling in Davis' dry dock, and had new planks fitted where she was cut through in the ice entering Anglin's bay last fall.
The steamer New Island Wanderer and tug Emmerson left the government dry dock last night, and the steamer New York will enter for slight repairs prior to leaving for Lake Erie ports, where she will be used the coming summer.
The steamer Wolfe Islander towed the steamer New York from Portsmouth, where she had been wintering, to the government dry dock, where she is to be dried off for slight repairs before leaving for her trip west.
The schooner Clara Youell is in Davis' dry dock, today, for repairs.
The steamer Iona will enter Davis' dry dock, next week, for repairs.
The Davis Dry Dock company is making ready to ship a fifty-foot steam yacht for Muskoka waters, to be used in passenger trade there. She is for Robert Johnston. This is the second yacht this company has built for this gentleman.
The government steamer Scout arrived here, yesterday, to place buoys in this vicinity.
Lake Rate Increases Are Accepted - Milwaukee, April 10th - Representatives of the American insurance companies doing business on the Great Lakes have accepted the agreement made some time ago by English underwriters. This increases the rates from 4 3/8 to 4 1/2 per cent, raises insurance valuations from $40 to $48.50 a gross ton and provides that losses must exceed $500 before the underwriters are liable. The season's business will be written before the vessels sail, in view of this agreement.
p.6 Wolfe Island Council, April 8th - Moved, Briceland-Flynn, that deckhands be not allowed to load horses on or off the steamer Wolfe Islander. Moved, Keys-Flynn, that the reeve be empowered to borrow $600 for steamboat purposes. Moved, Horne-Keys, that these amounts be paid: W.L. Allinson, lumber, $1.14; McKelvey & Birch, amount of account, $7.01; James Davis, flour lost on boat, $5.85.
Special Meeting, April 6th - Moved, Keys-Flynn, and resolved, that the council will not pay more than $700 per year or $60 per month for balance of season for engineer for the steamer Wolfe Islander....Moved, Horne-Flynn, and resolved, that council authorize the Reeve and Mr. Keys to engage an engineer for the Wolfe Islander with the understanding that R. Mullin be given preference if salary be acceptable.
p.8 Purchased A Launch - Charles Bowen, Brock street, has purchased a gasoline launch from P. Blake, builder, Barriefield. The new boat is fitted out with a seven horse power engine. F. O'Connor has been retained by the owner to run the engine.