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High Water.

To-morrow. Taiaroa Heads: 11.43 a.m.. 0,14 pm. Port Chalmers: 023 a.m., 0.54 p.m. Dunedin : 1.8 a.m., 1.89 p.ra. Port Chalmers, ARRIVED.-May 24. Penguin, s.s., 462 tons, Bernech, from Nelson via Akaroa and intermediate ports. Passengers : Miss Parsons and child, Messrs C. Coombs, Beaver, Murphy. Riogarooma, a s., 623 tons, M’Donald, from A ucklaud via the J?asfc Coast. JPas soogerm ; Mesdaoica Grubb, Jackson, Misses Grubb, Ibbetson, Donovan, Messrs Bruce, Sincock, Palmer, Miller, Fraser, Smith, Livingoton, Rae, Clark; and eleven steerage. Centennial, s.s., BUG tons, Lessing, from Sjdney via Auckland anl the East Coast, Passengers: Miss Hepwortb, Mr and Mrs Wilson and child, Messrs Hepwortb, Lovell, Hay, Hewitt, Baxter. SAILED.-Mat 24. Mahiuapua, as., 201 tans. TtdJ. for the West Coast via Timaru. The Mabinapua left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon with cargo and passengers for the West Coast via Timaiu To-day being Queen’s Birthday there was no work done amongst the shipping at the wharves. All the vessels in Dunedin made a full display of bunting in honor of the event. The Penguin steamed up to Dunedin this forenoon, and was berthed at the Rattray stieot wharf.

Further particular* from Auckland of the accident to the barque Caberfeidh state that the vessel went ashore a mile and a-half outside Tory shoal, and as boats have many times passed over this spot it is surmised that a bank hasfoim d It has been noticed that soundings lately gave a smaller depth of water. The Caberfeidh grounded at ebb tide, but the tide ruing she floated off as the steamer Durham came to her assistance. The barque was making water rapidly, and the crew being exhausted at tho pumps she was run ashore on the mud near Kaukapakapa Creek. Had not the steamer been at hand the Caberfeidh would probably have been wrecked. Much sympathy is felt for the master of tho vessel, Captain tinow, who bears a first-class reputation. The Riogarooma, from Auckland via the Fast Coast, arrived at the tongue wharf at 1110 a.m. to-day. the left Auckland on the 17th inst, ; called at Gisberne, Nap'er, Wellington, and Lyttelton; left the latter port at 520 p.m, yesterday, and came up to the wharf as above. She experienced fresh to light winds, with smooth seas, along the coast. So far all efforts at Newoastle-on Tyne to raise tho sunken steamer Triumph, whose first unlucky exploit was running up against Tiri Tiri lighthouse in open daylight when leaving Auckland harbor, have failed. Latest accounts show that the unlucky ship had baffled every attempt—and it seems a good many had been made —to get her to the surface. H.I.G.M.S. Wolf, bound from Pourabaya to Samoa, arrived at Brisbane on the 6th inst. for coal and instiuctlons. She is a small screw steamer of 480 tons displacement, and classed as a gunboat. She carries six guns, and is said to be of 340 indicated horse-power and a speed of 9.5 knot?. The steamer Penguin, from Nelson via Akaroa and intermediate ports, arrived at Port Chalmers at 7.30 a.m. to-day, and steamed up to Dunedin. She left Nelson at 2 pm. on the 21st inst.; arrived at Picton at 9 p.m., and left again at 2 a.m. on the 22nd, reaching Wellington at 7 a.m. ; sailed again at 2 p.m. same day for Lyttelton, at which port she arrived at 9.30 a.m. on the 23rd; left again at noon; called at Akaroa at 5 p.m , and, after a short stay of one hour, pushed on for headquarters, arriving as above, having experienced fine weather throughout the passage. We thank Mr Monis (purser) for report, etc.

THE S.S. CENTBNIAL. The steamer Centennial (late the Albion), from Sydney via Auckland and intermediate ports, arrived this afternoon after a long absence from this port. She is now the property of Mr Ellis, of Sydney, who has spared no expense in order to make her a first-class vessel and suitable for the trade in which she has been placed. Mr Ellis, instead of patching up and renovating an old vessel to make her presentable, has in this case gone from the bottom and made her a new structure, only using in the old framework, so that she is now a vessel practically new. Her dimensions are—2lßft Sin in length, 27ft 2in beam, and 15ft 4in depth of hold; and has now had fitted to her r a new set of triple expansion engines and boilers, imported from the well-known firm of Messrs Muir and Houston, of Glasgow, These engines have cylinders Min, 23in, and 36in diameter, by 30in stroke, with a boiler 12ft 6in diameter by 10ft long, having three fires and a working pressure of 1601b per iquare inch. On the trial these engines worked most smoothly, and were the admiration of all the engineering talent on board. The passenger accommodation has been rearranged and refitted with all the latest improvements. A luxurious ladies’ cabin is a special feature, ns well as a neatly arranged smoking room built on deck. She has accommodation for fifty firstrdass and 150 second. The work in reconstructing the vessel and putting in the machinery was carried out by the Mort’s Dock and Engineering Company, Sydney, under the direction of Mr G. A. Keys, consulting engineer. Says the ‘Sydney hforning Herald’; —“After the trial, before debarking, an adjournment lyas made to

tbo handsome saloon, where Captain M'Olemen, an old friend of the owner, proposed Mr Ellis’s health. In acknowledging the toast, Mr Ellis said that the report that he was opposing the Union Company of New Zealand was erroneous, his object being merely to paddle his own canoo in a trade in which he believed there was room for more than one shipowner. With the new the Centennial she would carry 1,000 tonfof cargo at a speed of 11 knots on a coal consumption of 10 tons per day ; and the steamer Jubilee {late Dupleix) would, when finished, have 2,400 tons capacity, and steam 11 knots on a consumption of 22 tons per day. She would, moreover, carry 60 first-class and 100 second-class passengers. After the toasts of Captain Leasing and Mr 6. A. Keys (the consulting engineer) had been proposed and acknowledged, the company dispersed, three cheers being given for the spirited owner on leaving the ship. She left Sydney at 12 23 p.m. on the 9th ; arrived at Auckland at 2 a.rr. on May 14 ; left again at 5.30 p.m. on the 16th ; arrived at Gisborne at 11 a.m. on the 19th ; left again at 3.80 p.m. same day, arriving at Napier at 9.30 a.m, on the 20th ; left again at 3 p.m. same day, arriving at Wellington at 1.45 p.m. on the 21st; left again at 11.15 p.m., and arrived at Lyttelton at 445 p.m. on the 22ad; discharged cargo, and lift again yesterday evening, arriving as above, having experienced light westerly winds and fine weather until passing North Capa, thence strong easterly winds, accompanied with heavy head sea and thick, rainy weather; since leaving Auckland, strong S.B. winds and heavy seas; from Napier to Wellington, light southerly winds and fine weather; from Wellington to arrival, light, variable winds accompanied with fine weather. Her officers are : Captain Lessing, in command; Mr Fenier, chief officer ; Mr Svenson, second; Mr Walker, chief engineer; Mr Hamilton, second; Mrß lis, third; chief steward, Mr W. Saye-.—•'Press.’

THE DIRECT STEAMER?. The following saloon passengers had booked per Ruapehu up to 23rd March For Wellington—Rev. W. O. Waters, Mr James Marohanf, Miss F. Girling, and Mrs Jessie T. Cook. For Auckland—Mr and Mrs J. B. Gilfillan, For Nelson—Mrs Raikes and two daughters. For New Plymouth—Mrs Halloran and child. For Oamaru—Mr D, B. Garrick, For Lyttelton — Miss Elizabeth Matthews and Mrs E, Spencer, For Napier—Mr J. Holsteinholmo and wife, Mr B. W. Hornby and wife, Mrs Medley and daughter, Mrs Annie Robertson and two children. Shipping Telegrams. Lyttelton, May 23 - Ringarooma, for Dunedin, Passengers: Misses Hepworth, Ray, Livingston, Jones, Smart, Campbell; and six in the steerage.—Penguin, for Akaroaand Dunedin. —Waihora, for the North. Bluff, May 22.—Pukaki, for Melbourne. Brisbane, May 22.—8e115, from Picton. Sydney, May 23.—Manapouri, for Auckland,

Auckland, May 24 Rotomahana yesterday for the South. For Dunedin—Mr and Mrs Clark and family, Mr F. Burgess.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7915, 24 May 1889

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