IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The Masters and Mates Club rooms are again open for the winter on Clarence street. Nearly all the members are home and a pleasant winter's work has been planned.
A class has been formed to prepare candidates for master's papers and mates for promotion. They meet every afternoon at one o'clock and the rooms are generally filled at two. The marine engineers occupy the same rooms and bear half of the expense.
The genial Captain Gaskin, who sails on the upper lakes, rolled in the other day with a breezy western air. He will spend Christmas here, and return to his home in the United States later on.
The happy countenance of the late Capt. Archie Macdonald is sadly missed.
The mariners report a good season, but a strenuous one, and indeed their bronzed faces would indicate that they were not always on smooth water. Already the men are talking of a "smoker" early in the New Year, and a few new names have been announced for membership.
Kingston is proud of her mariners, and well she may be, as a more sturdy, sober and gentlemanly body could not be found in the dominion.
To Lay The New Section of Intake Pipe.
The waterworks committee also held a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The contract for laying 200 feet of intake pipe to replace the inshore portion, was awarded to the Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company, whose tender was $1,484. One other tender was received, from William Lesslie, whose figure was $1,825. The committee passed the bill of the Donnelly company for work at the repairs of the intake pipe recently. This account amounted to $545.44.