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A SUGGESTION.

To the Editor. Sir, —Will you allow me a few lines in your valuable paper to point out a plan that would enable the crew of a stranded vessel to effect a landing through a snrf that no boat could accomplish 1 It is very simple, and put together in a few minutes, viz :—Lash three spars firmly together, say in a triangular form, place your lashing two feet below the one-third of the booms, lash a watercask on the latter end of each spar, with a sailor’s hammock or bed lashed to it, to save it being stove by rocks. If water-

casks are not at hand, life-buoys \u>.. b be a good substitute. A number of people would be able to sit in ilm uppart of the spars and accomplb-1 x ... . landing, smoking their pipes wv!, ns no cl. composure as if they were in Mr Shc .i - man’s tap-room.—l am, &c., Oid Saij.ok.

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A SUGGESTION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 346, 17 May 1881

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A SUGGESTION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 346, 17 May 1881

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