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The barque William M'Laren, from Newcastle, with a cargo of coal, was wrecked at Wellington Heads on Saturday evening. She left Newcastle on the 28th September in charge of Captain Salmon, who is also owner, and after a rapid passage of eight days arrived off the Heads on Saturday morning. Captain Salmon, who holds a certificate of exemption from pilotage, at once commenced to beat into the harbor against a fresh N. VV, wind. The Narrows were successfully navigated, but as the vessel was heading for Worser Bay about 3.30, those on board felt a shock as if the vessel were slightly grazing a rock. The shock was so slight as not to be sufficient to stop the way of the vessel, and Captain Salmon stood on, expecting to keep down what little water the vessel was making with the pumps. About five o’clock, however, he found that the vessel was gradually settling down, and a few minutes later the crew took to the boats, and the William M'Laren foundered almost abreast of the pilot station, and in line with Stephen Rock and Port Gordon. When the crew left the ship there was 3ft of water on deck, and should the weather remain fine there is every probability that the cargo and ship may be saved. The William M'Laren is a wooden barque, about eleven years old, and of 536 tons register. She, as previously mentioned, is owned by Captain Salmon, and valued at L 2.500. Her cargo of 965 tons of coal is also owned by Captain Salmon, and there is not a single penny insurance on the hull or cargo, I'he total loss therefore falls on the master, for whom much sympathy is expressed by his numerous friends. Mr Arthur Henderson was chief officer, and the crew numbered twelve all told. When the Tarawera passed the wreck yesttrday the vessel was heading N.W. i N.,' lying on an oven keel, and apparently deeper in the water than when the crew left her. The ill-fated vessel has been trading here some time.

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WRECK IN WELLINGTON HARBOR., Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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WRECK IN WELLINGTON HARBOR. Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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