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- High Water. To-morrow. Taiaroa Heads: 10.12 a.ra. 10 51 p.m, Port Chalmers ; 10.52 a.m,, 11,34 p.rn. Dunedin; 11.37, 0. (!) p.m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED,— August 20 Mararoa, s.s , I.GSS tons, J. Edic, from Melbourne via ilia Bluff. Passengers: Mmlames Perry, Matheson, Ritchie, Hilliard and three children, Empson, Miss Matheson, Messrs M l Parlane, Perry, Brown, Baton, Frsklno, Jefferson, Ritchie, Hilliard, Davies, Downes, M'Millan, J. Roberts, Douglas, Miller, H. Roberts, Kmpson, Brunton, Dalglcish, Bannister ; and twenty-four in the steerage, MAILED.—AncnsT 20. Invercargill, s.s., 13(1 tons, Suudstrum, for Invercargill. Aorangi, 4,163 tons, Sutcliffe, for London via the North. Waimate, ship, 1,124 tons, Canese, for Wellington. Penguin, s.s.. 442 tons, Bcrnech, for the North. Passengers: Bor Lyttelton—Messrs Ferdz, W, Pentington, Wayne, Finlayson, B. P. Houghton. For Wellington—Mr null Mrs Dickson, Metros F. M. Miller, Maonamata, M'Gregor, F,r Manukau —Mr Leith; one steerage. The Peuguiu left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon for Northern port". 'Jhe ship Ralston is completing ballast and bending sails. She goes to Lyttelton to load for Home. The Invercargill left the Rattray street wharf this afternoon with cargo for Invercargill. The Oraapere took in cargo at the Rattray street wharf this forenoon. She leaves at 10 p.m, for West Coast ports v.a Oamaru. The schooner Lizzie Ellen sails with the first fair wind for Fcrtroso. The s.s. Te Anau, which left on Wednesday for Sydney (says the ‘Auckland Starhad. a large number of saloon and ninety steerage 1 passengers, the steerage rate being L 3, The

Ricgarooma took, passengers away for still lower fates the saloon ticket hdi g 1.3 the steerage only LI, She took away fifty saloon passengers and 115 steerage from all New Zealand ports, being crowded to the full extent of her capacity. Tho Centennial offered equally low fares, and was full both in the saloon and in tho fore-cabin, hiving on board ninetynine passengers of all classes, low rates of freight for cargo also prevail, and as a consequence the steamers leave with full bolds, shippers taking tho opportunity of cheap rates to despatch their produce and breadstuff's as etirly as possible. The Centennial left with a full cargo of produce, including a largo quantity of preraed hay, even trking part of the load on the deck aft. Before long tho freight and pasfe.iger rate- t) Sydney promise to booomo still lower by both lines. In the Sydney papers last week it was am enneed that steerage passages to any part of New Zetland could be obtained for 1,1. The Beautiful Star took in cargo for Oamarn 1 ’-dav, and will leave tho Dunedin wharf at 10 : P mTho Marat on, from Mo bourne via the Bluff, arrived alongside the Boweu pi. rat 7.30 a in. to-d>y. Mr M‘Lennon (her purser) reports leaving Willi <mstown at 4.45 p.m. oi. the 14th irnst.; cleared Port Phillip Heads at 7p m ; passed Swan Idan.l at noon o;i the 15ili, and at 3.3-). p.m. on the 16th passed a sailing vessel steering N.E. ; exchanged sigcals with the Wairarapn, bound west, at 5 p.m. on the 17'h ; sighted the laud at 410 on the 18tb, breasted tho Solandcrs at 10 a m,, passed Centro Island at 1 p.rn , and arrived at the Bluff at 3 p.m., after a smart passage of 3 days 20 hours, hiving experienced W. to S.E. winds with fine weather and smooth sea. Left the Bluff at 5 p.m. yesterday ; had flue weather to anival. The R.MB. Aorangi left the George strict pier at 0 a.m. to-day for London via tins North, Lyttelton being her first port of call. Her cargo from this port consisted of 6,484 carcjssoa frozen mutton and a quantity of wool. Tho barque Mersey, which tai cd into Greymouth a short time ago, under charter to tho Grey Valley Coal Company, completed her loading tho end of last week and sailed for South Australia. Her cargo can-iota of 830 tons coke. 160 tuns coal, 20,000 Brenner firebricks (CO tens), and 56 tans fireclay, This is the larvoat shipment of coke which has ever left New Zealand on one bottom ; the nearest approach to it was the G. M. Tocher, with 400 tons, loaded by tho same company Lst yew. As coke takes up double the space of coa', the Memy’s cargo repte ents a total of 1,942 tons dead weight and memuemeut. Mr Tj. M, Moss, who inagurated the service between Port CTialrec.-s and Portobello—first with the Union Company's launch Kate, arid afterwards with tho Edina, which have been continuously running across the harbor for tho lasi eighteen months with taTsfaotory results —being impressed with the capabilities of the trade, gave an order to Messrs Ivncwstub Bros., of Port Chalmers, to build the hull of a new vessel, which is now in a forward state. Her dimensions are ; Length overall 60ft, length on keel 53ft, with a beam of 12ft moulded, and 4ft 6in in depth, her planking being of kauri with goai Ambers, with five iron frames, the whole of her f-stenirgs being jjth screw bolt-. Sbe will bo fitted as a twin screw, and tho engines, which are also in a forward state, are being made by Messrs Young and Gardner, being two pair of compound surface condensing, tho cylinders of each beirg sin and lOin diameter, with a bin stroke, and independent condensers capable of making 200 revolutions. Her propeller will be of bronze i f S4in diameter. Her boiler, also being built by the same firm, is of the best mild steel, and to carry a working pressure of lOOiba per square inch. Tho boat is expected to be ready for launching by October 1. A totara pile, which lias been in position for thirty years, was taken up on Monday during the progress of work at the Queen’s wharf, Wellington, and, with the exception of the portion that was exposed above low-wator mark, the timber was in as good, if not better, condition as when put to the use it has served so well. P) is is another instance of the value of totaia as a lasting agent in submarine structures.— 1 Post.’ THE DIRECT STEAMER?. The P.imntaka saded from Cape Town on tho 19th hint, for New Zealand ports via Hobart. Tho lonic sailed on tho 10;h hut, from New Plymouth for Now Zealand. J’ort Chalrneis will bo her first port of call, and she is clue here on September 24. Our London correspondent writ is:—“ The race home between the Coptic and the Rimutaka, which left Now Zealand within twentyfour hours of one another (the Rirnutaka had tho day’s start), resulted in a draw. Botli vessels encountered head booh and rough weather to Rio, where the Coptic put in »u appearance nine hours before her rival. At Teneriffe, however, theN.Z.S. Company’s liner arrived first by several hours, and she eventually reached Plymouth (notwithstanding a slight break-down in the machinery) just twenty-four hour ) before the Coptic. In the Channel too Rimutaka’s rnaidiiuoiy again came to grief, aud this time she had to bo towed to Gravesend. Ultimately the Rirnutaka docked on Monday morning and tho Coptic oa Monday evening. The weather was so bad throughout the voyage that only on four occasions did tho Coptic's run exceed SCO miles.” AUSTRALIAN WRECKS. By advices to hand from Sydney wo learn that exceptionally scveic weather has been prevailing om the east coast of Australia lately, and a number of vessels have been wrecked or seriously damaged. The vessel mentioned in our cablegrams as Iho Nicol, which was reported wrecked near Seal Rocks, turns out to be the Sydney-owned schooner Nicolai. Sho was a hardsome and well-found vessel of 110 tons, and was on a voyage from Nairbucca River to Sydney, timber-laden. Continuous bad weathtr compelled her to lie in Tual Bay in an exposed podlion for fourteen days, and going to sea again, met a fierce southerly gale. Tho water was found to be gaining, and the crew took to tho boats, and )nd only got 150 yards away when he Nicolai foundered. All hands were picked up by passing steamers and landed safely. Tho schooner Jeesie Matilda was driven ashore near Clarence River, and battered to pieces. No less than five vessels were dashed ashore at Byron Bay, and all save one, tho schoo l er Agnes, were broken up, The ill-fated quartet wore the schooners Hastings, Spurwing, and Bannockburn, and tho brig Fawn. Portions of the Fawn were carried for miles along the coast. But 16ft of the keel of the Hastings, witli tho rudder hanging to the sternpost, and about 20ft of the bottom of tiio Spurwing was to be seen the next day, the piece of hull being bottom up. Tho Bannockburn is mnk, the wrter being level with the shear-poles at low water, and her decks gone. Tho Maranoa, while on her passage from Sydney to Brisbane, encountered very hn-vy weather, which necessitated the vessel being hove to for eighteen hours. Quartermaster Broadhcsd was lost, and seven horses were killed. Mr Charles Santky was on board, and he, on behalf of the passengers, presented to Captain Armstrong an address and a purse of sovereigns in testimony of their appreciation of the captain’s excellent seamanship. MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET, Tuesday, August 20. Ti.maru.—Tekapo anived early from Oamaru; sails to-night for Lyttelton.—Grafton sailed 5 p.m. for Dunedin. Lyttelton.—Waihora arrived 8 a.m. from Weil ngton; sailed Ip.m. for Duredin.—Haurotoarrived 10 a.m. from Wellington; sails tonight for Dunedin. Nelson.—Rotorua arrived 3 a.m, from Wellington ; sailed 3 p.m. for Pioton. Lyttelton. Kawatiri sails 6 p.m. for Westport.—Mawhcra sailed this afternoon for Greymouth. Russell.—Arawata arrived 7 a.m. from Auckland ; sailed 2 p.m. for Suva. Sydney. Ringrrooma arrived Thursday morning. Bothweli Castle sai'ed Saturday evening for Lyttelton. Slripplntc Telegrams. Albany, August 19.—P. and (Vs Victoria. Passengers for Now Zealand: Dr and Mrs Small. London, August 17.—Brahmin, ship, from Wellington (May 4).—Salamanca, barque, from Lyttelton (May 15). Sydney, August 15 Eingaronma, from Auckland. August IS: Centennial, from Auckland. Newcastle, August 19.—Bothweli Castle, for Lyttelton Aratapu and Silver Cloud, for Auckland.—Ptndkliill, for Napier.—Annie Bow, for Timaru.—lxcclsior, from Dunedin. Melbourne, August 19.—6 aim oral Castle, s.s , from London—-Zodiac, from Hokianga.

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SHIPPING., Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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