WRECK OF A CUTTER.
LOSS OF LIFE. The Auckland ketch Zillah, whilst on a voyage from Tauranga to Tryphena Harbor (Great Barrier Island) with stores, ran on to the rocks near Palmer Point (Great Barrier) at one o’clock on Sunday morning, June 2, and went to pieces in seven minutes. A fierce south easterly gale was blowing at the time, with heavy rain squalls and thick mist, and it is said that the master lost his reckoning, were five men on board, but the master (John Sena) and the mate (Frank Ensley), who were unable to swim, were drowned. The others C. M'Donald, F. Ramsay, and H. Good—swam ashore, and waited on the rocks until daylight, when they looked for the bodies of the others, but could find no trace of them. The sarrivors were taken to Auckland
last night by the Chelmsford. Knsley was married, and his wife Uvea at Panmuie. The Zillah was the property of Stone Brothers, hut was chartered about a month ai»o by tho mate Ensley. Ibo vessel was valued at about L6OO, but was not insured.
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WRECK OF A CUTTER., Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889
WRECK OF A CUTTER. Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889
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