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High Water.

To-mobbow, —Taiaroa Heads: 8.8 8.44 p.m. Port Chalmers : 848 a.m., 924 p.m, Dunedin: 9.33 a.m., 10.9 p.m,

Fort Chalmers.

ARRIVED.-May 20,

■Waihora, ss,, 1,202 tons. Popbam, from Melbourne via Hobart and the Bluff. Passengers : Mesdames Wright and Simpson, Mis cs Wright and Blundell, Messrs Wright, Maude, Reid, Simonsen’s English Opera Company (40), and seventeen steerage. SAILED.— Mat 20, Invercargill, s.s., 136 tons, Sundstrum, for Invercargill. Pukaki, 8.5., 858 tons, 1 enn, for Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers for the Bluff : Mrs Watson, Mr Stephen.

The Invercargill left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon for Invercargill. The Beautiful Star took in cargo this forenoon for Oamaru. She leaves Dunedin at 10 p.m. The Waihora, with passengers and cargo from Melbourne via Hob*i t and the Bluff, arrived in harbor at an early hour to-day. loft fcandridgo at 3.40 p.m. on the 14th inst, passed Swan Island at 1.10 p m. on the IBth, and made fast at the Hobart wharf at 5.40 a.m. next day; left again at 3 p.m., and breasted Puysegur Point at 3,40 p.m. on the 19th inst, reaching the Bluff at 7 a.m. on the 20oh inst,; took in cargo, and left for headquarters at 4.20 p.m. same day, arriving in port this morning. She had fine weather with moderate westerly winds from Melbourne to the Bluff, and thence S.W. winds to arrival. We thank Pmser Fenwick for report and files. The Brunner took in cargo at the Rattray street wharf this morning. She sails to night for the West Coast.

The Arawata was hauled into the graving dock this morning for cleaning and repainting. The American barque Mabel was towed up to Dunedin this morning by the steamers Koputai and Plucky, and berthed at the Rattray street wharf to discharge cargo. The Pukaki left Dunedin this forenoon for Melbourne via the Bluff. The barque William Turner has put cut about 800 tons or coal.

The barque Otago is nearly full of cargo, and sails in a few daj s for Sydney. A London cablegram says that the steamer Minando has been wrecked at the Philippine Islands, north-east of Borneo, and that sixtyeight persons lost their lives. The Colonial Union Company, Limited, known as Tyser’s line, have added two new steamers to their fleet—viz., the Star of Victoria, 3,240 tons register and 2,100 p., and the Star of England, 3,450 tons register, and 2,400 i.h.p. The vessels are built of steel, fitted with triple expansion engines, each with three of Hall’s refrigerators, and all the latest improvements. The vessels are of the most modern type of cargo boats, and are ea h_ designed to carry 900 tons of frozen meat, besides a large quantity of general cargo. Several changes have taken place in the personnel of the officers of some of the Union Steam Ship Company’s steamers. Mr Fleming, late chief officer of the Mararoa, has, we understand, been promoted to the captaincy of the Taupo, consequent on the transfer of Captain Allman from that vessel to the Arawata. Mr Waller, late chief of the Takapuna, has been promoted to that position on the Mararoa, and Mr M'Lean, late second of the Mararoa, has been promoted to be chief officer on the Tatar,puna. Mr Stott, late third officer, and Mr Castle, late fourth on the Mararoa, have each been promoted to a higher position, and are now second and third respectively. Mr Stanley, late quartermaster, now occupies the rank of fourth officer. Mr Spence has been transferred from the Australia to the Ringarooma as chief officer,—‘Post.’ The following additional regulations for the examination of masters and mates are published (1) On and after the Ist October, 1889, no candidate will be allowed to be examined for any grade, whether for extraordinary, fore-and-aft, or Home trade passenger ship certificate, unless he has served at sea two years within tho last six years, and six months within the last three years, immediately preceding tho date of his application to be examined. (2) A candidate for an ordinary certificate of any grade, who does not already hold an ordinary certificate of a lower grade, must prove that he has served twelve months in a square-rigged sailing vessel within tho last five years. (3) Any cases not coming within the above conditions must be submitted for the special consideration of the Marino Department before the candidate is allowed to be examined.

THE DIRECT STEAMERS. The Doric left Plymouth on 18th inst,, and is duo at Port Chalmers (first port) on 2nd July.

Shipping Telegrams.

AUCKLAND, May 20.—Pleiades, for London.— Zcalandio, for San Francisco. Passengers: From Auckland—Mr, Mrs, and Miss R. Wilson, Rev. and Mrs Roberts and daughter, Misses De Pelichet, K. Bews, Messrs E. Hanlan. H. Dyer, E. H. Godsall, M. Sandstein, T. M. Lonergan, J. S. Woodhouse, and fifty-seven steerage; and 133 in transit from Sydney. WELLINGTON, May 20.—Penguin, for Picton and Nelson. —Te Anau, for Melbourne and the Sou’ll. Passengers: Misses Thomson, Anderson, Preston, Coker, Mr and Mrs Ogilvie, Mr and Mrs Renwick, Mi ard Mrs Barnard, Captain Falconer, Messrs Renwick. Wright, Coker, Roberts .Nathan, Hulson, Light, Bleasel (2), Molloy, Winn, Donaldson, and ten steerage. Lyttelton, May 20.—Wakatipu. for Sydney via Wdlington.—Wanaka, for Wellington. Sydney, May 20.—Manapouri, from Auckland.— Brigantine Reaper, from San Francisco, with 30,000 sacks of wheat. Barque Earl Granville, from Lyttelton, with 13,000 tasks of W Melbourne, May 20 for Auckland.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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SHIPPING. Issue 7912, 21 May 1889

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