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RACE FOR SALVAGE.

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; g^% T edHiof from patch of * ' **« k .£\ M Wed would rn ujk C °Br e voTter that he received a T«leg«ph rep°r Mv stating cable from fnen* ' on February jkrt a «k° on ? r ??£- Xeon. He cabled oTfor the wreck f ffie mtoS and asked iers of the sjw , ive at &eir steamer a»ga» ™ abmlt Christoas Island. ifl H £ nolulu is about *« h / ld of coloured minstrels, Si;SThe O S Mp P in f .eo T n y to S.rErur e cx s c f^i he and Mr. Duffy G Parish, eolicatois, they decided S. Captain Kapier informed on iSrch 5 that the Cambrian was due at Ctotmas Island the same day, and at ■Fanning Island on March 6. Messrs Coffee and Duffy then apnroached Sir Harry Bawson, to see if the Cambrian ivould "n-arn Honolulu Dirates in those latitudes. His ExcelLev very quickly and without subm\t.fie to any "red tape" delays cabled V-,c°-Admiral Poore on board the flagship Powerful at Hobart, stating their wishes. lie Admiral replied ol March G that he would he glad to assist them, only that the Cambrian could not wait so long at Christmas Island as she had io continue her cruise, the purchase of the wreck was effected on January 18 Mr. Coffee cabled friends in Honolulu to publish the news and warn trespassers. He received a letter from Honolulu under date February 3, stating that his cablegram came in tkis, and gave a certain syndicate a had jar ; as a company had been formed in Honolulu and was ready to sail, seize gffAeon, and demand salvage. t

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RACE FOR SALVAGE., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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RACE FOR SALVAGE. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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