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High Water. Vo-morbow. Taiaroa Heads: 4 41a.m. 453 p.m, Port Chalmers: 5 21a.m., 538 p.m. Dunedin : 6 6 a.m., 623p m. Monday —Taiaroa Heads; 5.16 a.m., 5 34 p.m. Port Chalmers: 5.56 a.m., 6.14 p.m. Dunedin: 641 a.m., 6.59 p.m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— May 31. Brunner, s.e., 583 tons, Ewen, from Greymouth v’a Timaru and Oamiiu. June 1. Invercargill, s.s., 136 tons, Suudstrum, from Invercargill, , . Haoroto, ss., 1,289 tons. Kennedy, for Sydney via Cook Strait. Passengers : For Wellington—Mr Leslie. For Sydney—Messrs Marks, Short. SAILED.-Mat 31. Beautiful Star, s.s,, 146 tons, Brewer, for Oamaru. June 1. Brussels, barque 991 tons, Letson, for Wellington. The Beautiful Star left the Rattray street wharf at 10 p.m. yesterday with passengers and cargo for Oamaru. The p.s. Brunner landed cargo at the Jetty street wharf yesterday. The schooner Isabella Anderson is taking in cargo for Hokitika at the Jetty street wharf. The TTauroto landed and took in cargo at tho tongue wharf to-day for Sydney. The narciue Thurso is landing sugar at the ct'oks wharf.

The barque G. W.. Turner is all but full of cargo for Sydney. She will carry 1,051 bags chaff, 508 sacks wheat, 1 000 bags potatoes, and 1,708 bags oats, shippal by Mr James. Shand. The Brunner, from Grey mouth via Timaru and Oamaru, arrived at Port Chalmers at 5.30 p m. yesterday, and steamed direct to Dunedin, She left Timaru at midnight on the 30th ult.; called at Oamaru, and left again at 0 30 p.m. yesterday, arriving ns above. The Invercargill, from Invercargill, arrived at the Rat i 1 ay street wharf this forenoon and landed cargo. She left Invercargill at 330 p.m, on Friday, and had light N.E. winds with fine weather along the coast. The barque Brussels was towed to sea this afternoon, and sailed with original cargo fer Wellington. . , The Initial trip of the City of Pans is a remarkable one. She beat the record of first trips of ocean greyhounds with her run of 6 days 18 hours 58 minutes, in spite of two days of heavy wind and sea, and two more of fog. 3te burns less coal than the City of New York. The daily runs from Queenstown to quarantine were;-April 5 th, 378 miles ; 6th, 415 miles; 7th, 402 miles; Bth, 390 miles ; 9th, 410 miles; 10th, 498 miles ; 11th, 344 miles to Sandy Hook. On the afternoon of the Bth the port engine gave way. It required the services for five hours of all bands in the engine room to effect the necessary repairs. That was the only stoppage of the machinery on the voyage. Messrs Knowstub Bros., boatbuilders, of Pott Chalmers, are building a fourteen oared pinnace to the order of the Peninsula Navals. The boat, which we inspected to-day, is nearly completed, and is similar to the one the firm built a few months since for the Port Chalmers Naval Artillery, being also 35ft overall, but has a little more beam and is 3in deeper, the new boat having Bft beam and 3ft in depth. f he is on tho carver principle, with the exception' of her three upper stroikii, which are clinker built; her planking being of kauri pine, hickory timbers with broadleaf knees, copper fastened throughout She will be fitted with gratings fore and aft, a d can be used either for rowing or sailing, and she will be fitted t. s a fore-and-aft schoener. No expense has been spared in her construction. She will have brass rowlocks, no iron whatever being used about her. When completed she will not only be a credit to the company, but also to her builders. Tllß RANGITOIO CHANNEL COLLISION, Judgment was given to-day by Dr Giles, E.M., on behalf of the Court of Inquiry into the Rangitoto channel collision, comprising himself and the two assessors (Captains Fraser and Andrews). The Couit wore of opinion that the collision was due to the carelessness of Captain Kemp, master of the Australia, in shaping his course without any regard to the approaching vessels, and in such a manner as to bring them suddenly into a dingerous posifon. When the Australia was abreast of Rangitoto beacon, and with tho double masthead light of the other vessels in view, the captain ported the helm, and after sighting the green light of the Awhina he ported his helm still more, and showed his red light to the Awhina’s green until a collision was imminent. Ho bad, it appeared, disregarded tho other boats altogether, taking it for g anted that they would have to g< t out of the way. The opinion of tho Bench was that ihe master of tho Australia under-estimated tho distance between his ship and thj others, and he should not have ported tho helm without making sure that the approaching vessels were at a safe distance away. They were not prepared to say that ho did not act with coolness and promptitude when the danger was apparent, nor had it been shown, on the other hind, that tho e on board the Awhina and Essex showed any want of judgment, notwithstanding the circumstance that the different opinions of the witnesses representing the steam tug and tho tailing vessel as to the question w;th which of them the responsibility of tho course lay showed a veiy unsatiefactory condition of mind. The Court regretted that the result of the inquiry was to throw tho blam« upon Captain Kemp, but the evidence compelled them to attribute the accident to want of care on his part, and his certific to was therefore suspended for three month", and he was ordered to pay LBl 5s towards tho cost of tho inquiry. Shipping Tclcjcrams. Wellington, May 31. Wainrapa, from Melbourne ami the South Takapuna. for Lyttelton. Passengers Meechmes Noble, Baker and four children, J ev. H. M’Loan, Messrs Angus, Skelton, Starkey, and Creighton ; and eight steerage. Sydney, Junel.—Mararoa, from Auckland.— Taupo, for Westport. Sydney. June 1 —Lindus and Belleisle, from Lyttelton.— Fd'th May, from Napier.—Loch Naw, from Dunedin. Newcastle, Juno I,—Silver Cloud, for New Zealand. . Melbourne, June I.—Grassmere, for Knpara. Hobart, June I.—Kassa, from Lyttelton.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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SHIPPING Issue 7922, 1 June 1889

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