THE BARQUE ASSAYE.
FURTHER DISCOVERIES AT THE CHATHAMS. The steamer Kahu whioh arrived yesterday morning from the Chathams, brings news which leaves no doubt as to the name of the vessel whose cargo has been thrown up at the Islands. At Ngalo a broken oar was thrown up having the name "Asaaye" branded plainly on It. At this place rockets, life-buoys bearing the ship's name, hatches, presumably belonging to the after hatch, and an overcoat were also washed ashore. At Kalngaroa Miss Ritchie picked up a lot of Maori weapons, and discovered a fancycarved bowl and canoe. These would seem to belong to Sir Walter Sutler's collection of Maori curios, which was known to have been shipped on board the Assaye. At vVaitangi West a cask of oil was picked up, having the marks " 1.C." over " Napier' on it. The cask contained what seer_ed to be a lubricating oil. The Kahu went close up to the Weston Reef, where it is supposed the Assaye struck, but owing to the roughness of the weather, and being short of time, Captain Rornerll could not make out any sign of the vessel. Tbe reef is very bluff, and deep water runs right up to it. The side facing the sea is very straight, and any ship striking on it would have very little chance of getting off. The supposition is that the Assaye struck the reef full on and sank. Our Lyttelton correspondent was informed by one of the passengers by the Kahu that at a place on the S.E. coast of the islands known as the Horns, which is ouly approachable in very fine weather, can be seen cases of goods lying up at high water mark. All endeavors will be made when the weather Is favorable, to get off to these rocks and get some of the cases, which can be seen very plainly from the headlands on the mainland.
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THE BARQUE ASSAYE., Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7758, 12 January 1891
THE BARQUE ASSAYE. Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 7758, 12 January 1891
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