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A STEAMER STRANDED.

, — _ — [Pie Pbbss Association,] Duhxdih, February 2. The "Dally Times" has (■sued an (( Extra" containing the following :— "We have jost returned from the tin mines at Port Pegaiai, m the steamer Inveroarglll, whioh had 42 excursionists. She left Halfmoon Bay jast before midnight, and stetmed op the New River e«rly In the morning. When off Mokomomoko jetty at about 3.30 a.m. the Vessel struck a rooky reef, aud «a the tide was ruoning out she soon grounded. All efforts at getting her off failed. Most of the passengers got Into the " boats and then waded a little diatanoe to shore. A walk of about a mile brought us to the railway Hue, aud the Bluff train was Intercepted The iteuner doei not appear damaged, and will probably be got off at high tide. Inyjeboabgul, February 2. The steamer Inveroarglll left on Wednesday on an exoerslon to Port Pegasus, Stewart Island, the scene of the tin discoveries, oarrylog about fifty passengers. When coming back after crossing the New river bar, and feeling her way In, just before daylight to-day, she was oiujht m a narrow part of the channel by a strong ourrent which dtfleoted her bows on to a reef at Mokomrko, eight miles from lovercargill, The tide was running out at the time, and the steamer In spite of every effort by kedging remained fast. Fortnnately the bottom Is not of very nneven character, and the steamer will probably fbat off this afternoon' without material damage. The weather waß calm, aud a number of passengers landed and made their way to the Bluff Inveroargill railway, a distance of about two miles, intercepted the morning train, and came on to InveroargllL

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A STEAMER STRANDED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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A STEAMER STRANDED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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