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ACCIDENT TO THE S.S. CYGNET.

BREAKS TAILSHAFT AT

KAIKOUBA.

The local agent for the s.s. Cygnet, Messrs W. D. Wilkins .& Sons, received word yesterday morning that the s.s. Cygnet bad broken her tailshaft about an hour out from Kaikoura,' and was drifting about helplessly waiting for assistance.

The s.s. John Anderson was despatched from Lyttelton without delay to tow the Cygnet to Lyttelton. The s.s, Cygnet's run to Akaroa will have to be cancelled, and the s.s. John Anderson will arrive at Akaroa this evening. The Cygnet Had a large load of sheep on board.

The Akaroa District High School's picnic takes place to-day. It was previously arranged the s.s. Cygnet should convey the picnickers to Wainui, but this has to be abandoned, and the party will go across the harbour in launches. >

Tbe s.s. John Anderson left Lyttelton at 5 p.m. on Sunday to pick up tbe Cygnet and tow ber to Lyttelton, where she will be docked. Part of the John* Anderson's deck cargo from Akaroa was unloaded before she left Lyttelton.

The as. Cygnet was pioked up in the vicinity of Amuri Bluff at .7 a.m. yesterday morning, and arrived at Lyttelton, towed by the John Anderson, at 7•p.m. last evening.

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ACCIDENT TO THE S.S. CYGNET., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4383, 31 March 1914

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ACCIDENT TO THE S.S. CYGNET. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4383, 31 March 1914

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