FERRY STEAMER BURNED.
TO THE WATER'S EDGE. (By Association.) DUNEDIN, this day. The ferry boat Matariki, recently built in Auckland, was burnt alongside Portobello wharf. Everything on board the Matariki was all right when the man who slept on board turned in at ten o'clock. He was awakened three hours later, and found the boat on fire. Attempts were made to drag the blazing vessel into deep water and sink heri but the water was too shallow, and she was burned to the waterfs edge. The Matariki, which, was a new boat, cost £5000, and was insured for £3000 in the New eZaland office; which are»reinsured in two other offices.
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