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High Water. To-mobbow. Talaroa H«»ds; 2 58 a.m., 3 19 p.ra. Port Chalmers ; 3.38 a,m,, 3.59 p.m. Dunedin: 4.23 a.m., 4.44Jp.m. Port Chalmers. ARRIVED.— September 7. Beautiful Star, ss., 146 tons, Brewer, from Oamaru. Passengers: Seven saloon, three steerage, September 8. Invercargill, s.s., 136 tons, Sundstrum, from Invercargill. September 9. Kakanui, s.s., 59 tons, Best, from Fortrore. Penguin, s.s., 442 tons, Bernech, from Northern Ports, Passengers; For Lyttelton— Mr Harvey. For Wellington—Miss Campbell, Mr W, Ronaldson. For Nelson —Mr and Master Allen; one steerage. SAILED.— September 9. Awarua, schooner, 50 tons, Smith, for Invercargill, The Beautiful Star, with cargo and passergers from Oamaru, arrived at 9.20 p m. on Saturday. She left Oamaru at 3 p.m. on that day; had light N.E. winds and fine weather down the coast. The Invercargill, from Invercargill, arrived early yesterday morning, and steamed direct to Dunedin. She left Invercargill on Saturday; had fine weather along the coast. With the next S.W. breeze we may look for the arrival of the ship Margaret Galbraith, which left Glasgow on June 6—now ninety-five days out. She should be closely followed by the Waitangi, which left London on June 21— now eighty days out. The Kakanui, with a cargo of timber from Fortrose, arrived at the Rattray street wharf at 4 20 a.m. to-day. She left Fortrose at noon on Sunday, and had N.W* winds with fine weather throughout the passage. 1 The schooner Awarua left Dunedin this morning with cargo for Invercargill, The barque Nanny has put out about 150 tons of cargo at the Rattray street wharf. The ship Nelson is getting on well with the discharge of her cargo at the cross wharf. She has put out 900 tons. The Ohau is landing coal at the Rattray street During the week commencing 2nd and ending Btb September the following vessels have been at the Dunedin wharves Arrivals; Nelson 1,247 tons. Takapuna 870, Moa 216, Invercargill 123 (twice), Wairarapa 1,023, Waihora 1,269, Kakanui 66 (twice), Beautiful Star 146 (twice), Grafton 297, Whampoa 1,019, Nanny 595, Pwguia 02, Ohau 4115 totals Gjo4l tons.

. Departures: Takajmca 3to tons, Kakanui ofi i (twice). Beautiful Star 14s.(twice), Invercargill y 123, Wairarapa 1,023, Waihora 1,2b9, Thomas r and Henry 216, Grafton 297, Moa 216; total, e 3,918 tons. I The Whampoa has met quick despatch at the . Victoria wharf, bhe has only a few tons left on board, and sails to-morrow for Hongkong via 1 Wellington. r The Penguin left the Battray street wharf t this afternoon with cargo and lassengers for , Northern ports. i Sydney boasts of the largest single graving a dock in the world. It has been constructed at Biloela, formerly known as Cockatoo Islandf The width of the entrance is 84ft, and the dock is capable of receiving the largert vessel afloat. It i« provided with all the appliances adopted in i modern graving docks, including the electric * light, and is thus available night and day. The “ dimensions are: Width of outer caisson berth, i between copings, etc., 91ft; width of_ outer ■ invert, between copings, etc., BSft: width of , inner invert, between coping o , etc., 84ft; width t of docks between piers, between copings, etc., ■ 88ft; width between oopiog of dock, ]oßft; ( length from inner stop to head of dock, 608 f t; I length from outer stop to head of deck, 638 f t; depth from cope to sills, 37ft; depth of water [ on sill, ordinary spring tides, 32ft: depth of water on sills, ordinary neap tides, 29ft Gin, i ■ MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLEET. Monday, September 9. Bluet.—Mararoa arrived early from Meli bourne; sailed 5 p.ra for Port Chalmers,— Dingadee arrived early from Westport. OaMard.—Arawata arrived early from Lyttelton ; sails to-night for Auckland direct. LtTtelton. Wanaka arrived 10 40 a.m from Wellington; sails 10 p.m. for Wellington. —Lindus sails 6 p.m. for Sydney. Welling ion.—Manapouti sailed 3 p.m. for Lyttelton. Nelson,—Koranui arrived 7 a.m. from Wellington; sailed 8 a.m. for Greymoutb. Westport.—Moa sailed 1 p.ra. for Woffington.—Mahinapua sailed 9 a.m. tor Lyttelton. TAuranga.—Omapere arrived 7 a.m. from Gisborne ; sailed 10 a.m. for Auckland Auckland.—Southern Cross arrived 3 a.m. from Gisborne. Sydney.—Wakatipn sails 8 p m. for Wellington.— Rot jmabana arrived Sunday morning. THE DIRECT STEAMERS. Wellington, September B.—The Rimutaka arrived from London via Cape and Hobart at two o’clock this afternoon. Nothing eventful occurred on the passage, but between the Capo and Hobart exceptionally heavv weather was met with. Mr Wilson, chitf and general manager of the Midland Railway Company, is a passenger by the Rimutaka. The steaming time of the ship was 42 J llh 34min, actual time 41 d 3h 14min. Passengers:—For Otago: Second saloon—Mr and Mrs Randle and family, Messrs H. Degilbert and L, M'Tavisb. Steerage— Messrs W. F. Buckland, R. Johnston, R. M. Knudson, J, Lilly. LOSS OF A STEAMER. Intelligence reached Sydney the other day of tho total loss of the steamer Inflexible, which foundered eight or ten miles off the coast, neu the Sisters Islands. Tue vessel was under tho command of Captain Qoard, and was engaged iu towing work. During an interview with tho captain the following particulars of the disaster have been gleaned. He said ho changed the watch about four o’clock yesterday morning, and placed a man on the bridge on the lookout. Ho then turned ir, and had been asleep for about an hour, when he was aroused by a fireman and the noise made by an escape of steam. Ho added: “ I qu'ckly made my way on deck, where a eceno of the utmost confusion met my view. The vessel was fast filling with water, which was pouring in over the deck. The fireman jumped down the stoke-hole to draw the fires; but after a lapse of a few minutes they were all extinguished by the sea, which was making great inroads through a number of leaks. The steam pump and deck pump were both . t irted, but were found inadequate, to cope with tue water, which was rising lit in every lomin. Soon tho water rose over the engine room, and, feeing that the vessel must very shortly go to the bottom, I issued ciders for the boats to bo got ready. After an enormous amount of trouble tho order was complied with, and ' myself and the crew, numbering six in all, got in the boat alongside the fast-sinking steamer. Wo lay alongside for about threequarters of an hour when the Inflexible totally 1 disappeared. Tho boat with the castaways then ' beaded for Port t ocking, and the crew landed 1 safely without accident on the beach at half- 1 past twelve the same d:y.” While casting 1 about in the. vicinity of the swamned vessel, tho 1 captain caught sight of a largo piece of timber, 1 or what appeared to him to be the body of a I wrecked vessel, which is supposed to have caused the It flexible to sink. At such a distance from the shore there waa hardly a possibility of there being a rook in tho vicinity, i Being ailecp at tho time, the captain never felt the force of the concussion, but the sailors who ( were awake at the time pay there waa a tre- > mendous craffi. the forepart of the vessel being j completely broken in. COLLISIONS AT SEA. I Writing of the frequent c dlisions at sea, tho : late Lady Erassey has the following anent her last voyage When near the Falkland Is'ands, about three o’clock this morning (August 13), wo met a steamer going down tho coast, and, with the usual fatuity of steamships, she would not make up her mind which i way to go until sbo was close to us, and then ( ran right across our bows. It is most extraordinary why steamships will not get out of tho way of sailing ships at night. The matter is . entirely in their own hands for tho sailing ship . is comparatively helpless. It is quite impossible for the officer on watch to tell at what rate tho approaching vessel is moving, and the steamer ought to alter her holm , the very instant a sailing ship is perceived. _ Our pace is rather rapid, particularly in light winds, and it is probable that the steamer misjudged her distance from w. The more voyages I make the more I feel that the melancholy little paragraphs one only too often sees, headed' Lost 1 with all bands,’ ‘Missing,’ are nearly always the result of accidents caused by a bad look-out and careless steering. I often tell Lord Brassf y it is his duty to report those cases which come to his knowledge. The instances have been ! numerous on this voyage alone; but he is too ' kind-hearted to like to complain, which I consider a mistaken view of bumanitarianism.”

Shipping TelevraniH. Bluff, September B,—Barque Wave Queen (Captain Kelly), from London, 110 days out.— Mararoa, from Melbourne. She left Williams-

town at 6,20 p.m. on the 3rd, arrivingat Hobart at 7.30 on the sth; she left at 4.30 p.m. same day, passing Puytegur Point at 11 a.m. to-day. She experienced light N.W, and westerly winds and fine weather throughout. Passengers: For the Bluff—Messrs Meadow, Croft, Martin, and Godwin. For Dunedin—Miss Sise, Messrs Sise (2), Perry, Thomson (2), Hall, Bullinmore, and Dr Percival. For Lyttelton—Miss Girle, Messrs Harris, Macfarlane, Warner, and Mason. For Wellington—Mr Saunders. For Auckland— Miss Smith; and thirty-two steerage for all ports. Auckland, September 7.—The Hinemoa has returned from her trip to the Kermadeo 1 elands. September 8: The Alameda, from Sydney, arrived last night, having been detained by heavy weather. She is now taking in upwards of 500 tons of flax for San Francisco,

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SHIPPING, Issue 8007, 9 September 1889

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