ABANDONED AT SEA.
CAPTAIN NORRIS AND THE INDIANA.
NEW ZEALAND-BOUND VESSEL LOST.
News received in town by the 'Frisco mail includes intelligence of a misfortune which has befallen Captain Gregory S. Norris, of Auckland, an old and well-known colonial shipmaster. Captain Norris, who may be remembered as having formerly commanded the Auckland barques Laira und Alcesbis, schooner Fairlie, brigantine Peerless, and other vessels, went home to England aboub a year ago wibh the object of acquiring a new vessel for the intercolonial trade.
From the news to hand ib appears that he had purchased an English wooden barquontino of 300 bons, called bhe Indiana, as suited to his requirements, and started to bring her out to Now Zealand.
On the 11th ult. the Indiana loft London in charge of Captain Norris, wibh a general cargo for East London (Soubh Africa), whence sho wa3 bo go to the Mauritius to load sugar for Now Zealand or Australia. Shorsly after sailing from the Downs tbe barque-tine fell in with a very severe gale, which appears to have raged with greab violence along the English coast. Full details of the mishap are nob to hand, but it is known thab a week after leaving London the Indiana was abandoned in a .inking condition off Scilly Island, having sprung a bad leak and become disabled.
Her captain and crew were all taken off in safety by a passing vessel, the vessel being lost. She was laden with a full general cargo, and was insured for £2,00 d in Home offices. Captain Norris had her newly coppered before leaving London. She was built ab Sunderland in 1873, and had been owned by W. C. Jarvis and Co., of Liverpool.
In the same gale which caused the loss of the Indiana, many other vessels were losb. The barque Dryad, of Liverpool, whioh was in the colonies labely, went down with all hands in bhe English Channel.
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ABANDONED AT SEA., Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 96, 27 April 1891
ABANDONED AT SEA. Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 96, 27 April 1891
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