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An Extraordinary Shipwreck.

The White Star steamer Germanic arrived at Liverpool, has brought prrticu; lars of an extraordinary shipwreck in the Carribbe.au Sea, The Gellert, a Britis.li vessel commanded by Captain Long, which was bound to Sail Domingo, when near the island of Catalinita was struck by a tornado. The vessel became unmanageable, and on the second day was carried on to the reefs at Catalinita. The sailors then got out the lifeboat and reached the shore. The shipwrecked men made a camp, and at njght throe natives, stark naked'"came," from the" hills. A parley was held, and the natives went off to get assistance to loot the vessel. The ecrw, however, became afraid and put off in their boats, so that when the natives came down to'the beach the ship-wrecked 'meif were by theii! ship. Th«^ qquid not, however, geb on board. Just then a coasting vessel b ire down, and a small boat put off from it to the wreck. The crew were armed, and intented plundering the stranded vessel. A flglit ensued between flip sap,tain and. $19 m<-Uq and the firmed jnen in the. coaster, and while this was in progress thq sjvilors put out to sea,|thinking'tlmt the captain and the mate were killed. When they had been twentyfour hours at sea, a trading vessel fell in with the boat and took the sailors on board, returning with them, to the wreck, whero £he^ found thp capfciin i\\\d ivi^fc© still ajive: They had driven off. the' pirates 1, wounding a' "nuinbor of them dwin^ the fight,

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An Extraordinary Shipwreck., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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An Extraordinary Shipwreck. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2498, 22 August 1890

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