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High Water. Tomorrow, Talaroa Heads : 11.5G a.m.. 0,30 p.m. Port Chalmers ; 0.3G a.m,, 1.10 p.m. Dunedin: 121 a.m,, 1.55 p.m. Port Chalmers, ARRIVED.-Jcly 8, Fxcelsior, barque, 3SO tons, Spruit, from Newcastle. July 9. Waihora, s,e. ; 1,2G9 tons. Popham, from Melbourne via the Bluff. Passengers: Mesdames Finker. Roberts, Neill, Misses McCartney, Wilson, Jacobson, Messrs Hollister, Allen, Finker. Muir, Roberts, Cargill, Clulee, Bruxrty; and thirty in the steerage. SAILED.- July 9. Invercargill, s.s,, 13G tons, Sundstrum, for Invercargill. Hinemoa, 0.G.5., 35G tons, Fairchild, for Southern lighthouses. The Beautiful Star took in cargo to-day far Oamaru. She leaves tho Rattray street wharf at 10 p.m. The Waihora, from Melbourne via the Bluff, arrived alongside the George street pier at 8 a.m. to-day. Purser Fenwick reports leaving Melbourne at 4 p.m. on the 3rd inst. ; passed Swan Island at 1 p.m. on tho 4th, and Puysegur Point light at 7.27 p.m. on the 7th, arriving at the Bluff at 8 a.m. cu tho Bth; left again at 4 p.m , and arrived as above. From Melbourne she had light winds with fine weather until tho 6th ; thence moderate to strong southerly winds with beam sea to arrival at the Buff, followed by light winds along the coast. The barque Alice is expected to be sufficiently lightened so as to tow to Dunedin to-morrow forenoon. News was received in Wellington this week from Captain J. C. Cooper, who is endeavoring to float the Weathersficld, During the past week fine weather has been experienced, allowing the second anchor to be laid, and. everything is now in order for getting tho i vosrel off as soon an suitable weather and a high 1 lido occur together. By a strange coincidence the day that H.M.S, Sultan’s loss was reported, a supplementary navy estimate was issued for L 45,000, that beingthe amount claimed against tho Sultan for the sinking of the Villo de Victoria in the Tagus. Thir, coupled with her loss, represents something like half a million of money gone under the name of the Sultan.

Under the provisions of tho Shipping and Seamen’s Act the Governor haa reduced tho suspension of Captain Kemp, of the s.s. Australia, from three months to one. Captain Kemp’s ceitiflcate had been suspended in connection with tho collision in Bangitoto Channel, Auckland.

The barque Excelsior, which reached the Heads yesterday afternoon front Newcastle, was towed into port by the tug Plucky, and anchored off Carey Bay at 5 p.nj. until this forenoon, when she was towed up to Dunedin to discharge her cargo of coal amd timber. Captain Spruit reports leaving Newcastle on June 20 with a N.W. breeze, wjhich held, attended by fine weather, until the 25th (then in latitude HOdcg 20min S., longitude o4deg £.), when the wind veered to the S.W,,i‘with every indication of a heavy gale, and at 4 on that day it blew with hurricane feme, and the vessel was put under her lower ms in-topsail. The gale continued with fierce squalls and terrific sea, which lasted for two day*. Daring the height of the gale, to use Captain Spruit’s own words, the s’<y was one mass of lightning, with heavy thunder. Owing to the terrific sea, oil bags were thrown over, which had the desired effect. Fortunately the only damage done was the loss of the fore-topmast staysail, which was blown away. The gain moderated on the evening of the 27tb, and wan followed by moderate weather until the Ist inst., on which day she encountered amther heavy gale with high sea, which lasted for twelve hou s; thence she had moderate wcafcVt until the oth inst., when a strong S E. gale sob in, which held for eighteen hours. Passed tho Snares at 10 on the 7th; had strong S.S.W. winds along the coast, and towed into port as above, The cutter Heather Be’l k/t the Bluff on Friday morning for the West Coast Sounds. She has horn chartered by Messrs Statham, Mantou, and Sutherland, of Sydney, and goes on a prospecting expedition, laid to ho in connection with the venerable wreck which lies at the entrance of Dusky Sound, and which is supposed to have treasure about her remains. Captain Malcolm accompanies tho party, and the Mr Sutherland mentioned is brother to tho recluse of Milford Sound, The Hiather Bell took a considerable quantity of store*, and dynamite, and a general outfit, also a complete diving apparatus and an experienced diver from Sydney. The party expect to be array three or four weeks, —‘ Southland Times, ’

The Invercargill left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon with cargo for Invercargill. The barque Excelsior was towed up to Dunedin this forenoon, and berthed at the Jetty street wharf. MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET. Tuesday, July 9. Lyttelton. —Manapouri arrived 8 fiom Wellington; sailed I p.m. for Dunedin.— Grafton arrived 7 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 9a, in, for Timaru. Penguin arrived 880 from Dunedin; sails 10 p.m, for Wellington, Auckland. —Maracon arrived noon from Gisborne; sails for Sydney to-morrow. —Kotoraaliana arrived 9 a.m. from Sydney. Russell—Arawata arrived 7 a.ra., from Fiji, Shipping Telegrams. Auckland, July B.— Wakatipu, from the South,—Richmond, for the Islands, July 9: Ro'omahana, from Sydney. Passengers: For Dunedin—Mr G. Baine; three in the steerage, M'Oausland, Stewart, and Anderson, of the Maori footballers, were also passengers. Melbourne. July 9,—Janet Niooll, s.s., for Lyttelton. Wellington, July B.— Manapouri, for the South. Passengers: Met dames Rolleston, Smart, Voller and child, Messrs Fianklyn, Armstrong, Find/, Doherty, Lorie, Smith (2), Nanoamtw, Pillans, Noyes, Fianklyn, Master Howard; and ten steerage. Lyttelton, July B.— Louie, schooner, for the Thames.—Mabinapua, for Wellington. Sydney, July B.—Centennial, from Auckland.

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SHIPPING, Issue 7954, 9 July 1889

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