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Port Chalmers. Hlgrh Water. To-morbow. Taiaroa Heads: 1.22 a.m., l.r.t p.ra. Pert Chalmers: 2.2 a.ra, ; 2.31 p.m, I unedin: 247 a.m., 3.1G p.m. • ' ■■- ARRIVED —August 9 Takapuna, s.s., 370 tons, Grant, from the North. Passengers: Saloon -Mr* M'Lean, Misses Stephens, Goodman. Messrs M'Grierer, Giles, Lake, raids M'Farlano; and two steerage.

It is notified to mariners that tho light on tho Cuvier Island will not be ready for exhibition until September. The s.s. Takapuna arrived fat the Rattray sheet wharf at 9 a n\, tc-day. She left Kelson at 2.15 p.ra. on tha 6th inst., called at Pictoii, Wellington, Lyttelton, and akaroa, leaving the Utter port at 5.35 p.m. yesterday; entered Taiaroa Heads at 7.20 a.m. to-day. She had fine weather throughout the parage. The s.s. Grafton took in cargo to (Uy at the Rattray street whaif. She leaves at C p.m. for the West Coast.

The Eklerelie put out the kst of her cvgo yesterday eveui-ig, fehe has taken iu a quantity of wool, in audition to 25,799 carcasses frozen mutton.

The Dingadeo was hauled into the graving dock this afternoon for eleanieg tnd repaiuting. The following figures show that steamers are slowly, but surely taking the place cf sailing vessels: —Last year's returns of the United Kingdom «how that tho steam tonnage increased from 4.081.500 ton 3 in 1887 to 4,314,019 in tha following year ; the failng ve.-s<-!s diminished fiOTi a tonnage of 3,214 7o!) to 3,033,134 tons. It v/il be seen, thrrfore, that whilst the sailiriß lost 131, 051 tons, the steamers gained more than double that quantity.

THB DIRECT STEAMER*. Wkllinuton, August B.—Tongariro. for liocdon. Passengers: Saloon—Misses L. Cohen and Bessie Zimati, Mrsdamca Kin;,'. Ziman and three boys, r >v. W. H. Flelcher, Messrs C. J. Hurst, F. Ei/JF, T Fcofcr, J. Squires, and J. Ziman. Second ra'orm—Misses Hoirocks and Petrie, Mcsdames Bradford aid Fetch. Messrs K.Austin, J. Brown, A. Dnrnby, W. Fetch, H. Lawrence, J. Liukliter, S. Perrio, D. Roberts, and L. Simmon. Steerage Mif« Deck, Mesdames Duffy, Martin, Runge. and iDfant, Messrs S. Duffy, L. Dursby. T. Finlayb«i. W. Oilmore, P. llemp'on, 0. Johnstone, M. M'Uinlr-y, A. Martin, F. Legros, J. Smith, art! W. Woods. MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY'S FLKKT.

Fiu'uy, August 9. BI.UTK —Tarawra arrive 1 c.vly from Port ChaJmtra; sailed <1 p.rr. for Melbourne. Ltitilton.—Penguin arrived (5 a.m. from Wellington ; taih 10 pro. for Welhrgton. Brunner airived 7 a.m. from Timoru ; sailed 1 p m. for Wellington.—Rosunond sailed 10 a in

Welu.sgto.w—W»ihora arrived 8 a.m. from Lyttelton ; siils 7 p.m. for Napier. Napier —Southern Cross anived 7 o'clock last Bight fiom Wellington ; siikd 'S HO p m. f >r Gisb^inc—Wareatea West port. Gi-uokmj —Australia arrived 8 p.m. ]gtt>t night from Ohristc'iurch ; sailed noon for Gisborne. Wairarap* arrive.) 1,30 p.m. from Auckland; ssilotl 4 p.m. in Napier. ArcKLAND.—Ringarooma arrived 4 a.m. from Napier ; sails this evening fcr Sydney. Wesu'ort.—Pukaki catted 7 a.m., for Dunediri.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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