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London Telegraph. A correspondent of the “ Western Morning News ” gives an interesting description of the voyage of the Crocodile. In the course of his observations he says : —“ On September 20th the ship crossed the equator early in the morning. On the following night a most envious circumstance occurred, which would hardly be credited. The ship was stopped by jellyfish, w ifeh shortly after one o’clock apmyraids as far as the eye could roach, and thousands of luminous bodies floating upon the water gave the appearance of a scene from fairyland. Some of the fish gotinto the strainers of the condensers and blocked the holes, so that the water could not enter, and the result was that the vacuum went down and then disappeared entirely. The condensers afterwards became so heated that we had to stop steaming altogether, take off the strainers, and clean them. Three attempts were made to steam, and each failed from the same cause. In this way we were delayed no less than five hours, but at daybreak the fish sank, and the vessel was able to proceed. The same thing occurred again the following night, the ship being delayed four hours.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 77, 23 March 1880

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STEAMER STOPPED BY JELLY FISH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 77, 23 March 1880