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Wreck of a Timber Ship.

[per press association.] . """Bluff, April 12. By the arrival of the Ketch Clyde, which has just returned from landing a party of mutton birders on South Cape Stewart Island, a, letter is to h^d ft'Qm George Newton, a'niutto'ii birder oiy^Big Island, stating that on the 31st March, at a,ni., he a ship drifting about with only the stump of a mast, ahoj^ $Y9 to six miles to the westward of Easy hftrbor., As there was a strong breeze from the SAY., Npwj-on was unable io lauijgh a boat, and the Vqs "cl <Ir:fN-.« W -■ W;::Hawa a total A\Tcck.' AVi-r.i'i-. ?■ .<.'•■••..: nine mi|es from whore N■■■■■■; i ;.:.-t | ■ -j ?.\ saw the sjh'ip, U'rciin appeanmcc t-ho vosjsel was tni^ber laden, and thrao days later timber and wreckage was iloating all round Big Island. On the !'th hist the Clyde passed Red Head, opposite Wain-awa,-and came among the wreckage of the ship. Cap! iiin Joss> v of the Clj dc launched a bqit, and examined the wreckage, jind cante acrossp,iiL ■-f i ]■.. \. ■ -.1. i,,rjp-iintcd, andalso found wivfK-»:.'i 1 •>!" <-\i-ry description sawn limber' amongst it-.. The r wrfkage stretched for miles. The vessel

s supposed to be the Emilie which left the Bluff, about the 27th ult., with ft timber cargcr for Port Pirie, and commanded by Captain Gordon Small. She was a Nicaragua barque, of about 600 tons, and carried about 12 hands. There is a chance that the crew have escaped to some of the islands, but nothing as to their safety is positively known.

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Wreck of a Timber Ship., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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Wreck of a Timber Ship. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2400, 14 April 1890

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