Mr T. Hill, Collector of Customs, has received from S. Yates, of Parengarenga, the following additional particulars in regard to the finding of the Dart's boat at Mongonui:—" On the 14th inst. I was on the West Coast, some ten miles south of Cape Maria, and picked up seven lifebelts, an oar, and a tin of oysters, also a boat's mast and a water keg. There waß a steamer cruising along the coast, evidently looking for something. J made a signal to her, which I think she recognised, as she stopped
steaming for a minute or two and then went on. She bad a white funnel. I took her to be the Hinemoa. Ido not think anyone would have ventured there but Captain Fairchild." Another telegram states quantities of vegetables have been seen along the coast. The Tarawera, which arrived at Auckland from Sydney, did not sight the Part nor any wreckage on her passage.
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THE DART., Evening Star, Issue 7944, 27 June 1889