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SHIPPING

Illffli Water. To-mobbow.— Taiaroa Heads; 4.24 a.m., 4 41 p.m. Fort Chalmers: 5.4 a.m., 5.21 p.m. Dunedin: 5.49 a.m., O.C p.m. Port Chalmers. ARRlVED.— October 11. Auckland, ship, 1,245 tons, C. James, from Sharpness (June 16) via Auckland (October 4) Passenger : Mrs James, Rotorua, s.s., 569 tons, Neville, from Nelson via Akarra and intermediate ports. Passengers : Mrs Munroe and throe children, Misses Alexander, Shand (2), Messrs Munroe, Nathan, Stephens ; and nine in the steerage. SAlLED.— October 11. Catlin, ketch, 40 tons, Norman, for Invercargill. The Rolcrua arrived at Port Chalmers at 10 a.m. to-day. She left Nelson at 8 p.m. on the Bth inst.; called at Picton, and arrived at Wellington at 10.30 a.m. on the 9th; left again at 3 pm. same day; reached Lyttelton at 9 a.m. on the 10th ; sailed again at 1 p.m.; called at Akaroa at 5 30 p.m.; left again at 7p.m. same day. Experienced fine weather throughout. The Grafton was hauled out of the graving dock this forenoon. Mr W. Conyers has resigned the engineership and secretaryship of the Bluff Harbor Board, having accepted the secretaryship of the New Zealand Pine Company. His successor is Mr J. B. Fox. WRECK OF A SCHOONER. By the arrival of the s.s. Richmond from the Islands news came to hand of the wreck of the schooner Cora at Raratonga on the 14th ult. The Cora had been trading in the Hervey Group on a fruit-collecting cruise on behalf of the Wellington firm of Messrs Goodwtn and De Lisle, who had chartered her for that purpose. She was fully loaded with oranges and other fruit, and was on the point of sailing for Wellington, when, during a heavy blow, she ran upon the Kairota Reef, and quickly became a total wreck, being wedged fast on tho rocks and seas breaking over her. All hands succeeded in getting ashore with safety, though Mr De Lisle had a narrow escape from being engulfed in the surf, being saved only by the exertions of one of the Kanaka crew, who swam to his assistance and succeeded in bringing him ashore in a greatly exhausted state. Everything on board was lost, including the clothing and money of the captain and charterer. On the day after the wreck the hull of the vessel was sold for 52d0l

lothe Natives, and the chronometer, sextant, and other instruments which were recovered were also disposed of, Captain Abbott and Messrs Goodwin and L)e Lisle then proceeded to Avarua, wherothey where picked up by the Richmond and brought to Auckland. The hull of the vessel was insured for L3OO, and the charterers held the cargo covered for L2OO. The Cora is an Auckland-built vessel, and owned by Mr Martin Kennedy, having boon constructed in 1886. She was 46 tons register, her dimensions being—length 67ft, beam 16ft 7in, depth 7ft 6in.

ARRIVAL OF THE AUCKLAND.

The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company’s ship Auckland, from Sharpness via Auckland, reached the Heads yesterday evening, and was tendered early this morning by the Plucky, which brought her across the bar at 7 a.m., undei the charge of Pilot Patou, towing her up against a strong N. W. wind as far as Deborah Ray, where she anchored in readiness for lowing to Dunedin. The Auckland is under the command of Captain James, who brings with him as chief officer Mr Tait, Mr Geo being second, and Mr Colville third. She brings 760 tons of salt, and comes consigned to Messrs Berry and Co.

The Auckland left Sharpness at noon on Juno 16, and cast oil the tug off Sundy Island on the 17th; passed Scilly Island on the following day; had light northerly winds across the Bay «f Biscay, and took the first of the N.E. trade in latitude 23deg N.; it was moderate, and gave out in latitude 13deg N. on July 3. Variable winds then prevailed until July 9, when she took the S.W. ' monsoon, which held for three days ; crossed the Equator on July 13, in longitude 28deg W., taking the S.B. trade same day; experienced moderate trade'which carried herdownto latitude 21degS.on July 21, when the first of the westerlies set in; r winded the Cape of Good Hope on July 30; carried fresh westerly winds; and on August 11 passed th ee large icebergs. On August 24, in latitude 45deg P. longitude 93deg F. encountered a fierce gale, with high seas, one ot which broke on board, sweeping away the gig, and damaging the other boats, Hording luv cabin, and carrying away part of her bulwarks; strong westerly winds continued up to Cape (Leeuwin, when another heavy gale sprang up, the vessel being hove to for twenty-four hours. She passed the (meridian of Tasmania on September 6, still keeping similar weather; she passed the Three Kings on the 13th uit.; thence she had light N.N.E. winds with thick weather to arrival at Auckland on the afternoon of the 14th, after a passage of ninety days; discharged 900 tons salt, and left on the morning of the 4th inst. with a light N.E. breeze; passed Cuvier Island at 6 p.m. same day. when she met a fresh N.W. breeze, and passed the East Cape at 8 a.m. on the .6th and Portland Island at 8 a.m. on the 6th, still keeping fresh N.W. wind until she passed Banka Peninsula at coon on the 7th, when she encountered a heavy gale from the P.W., tire baromi-ter being down to 29deg; the ship was put under the lowertopsails until tho morning of the Btb, when the gale moderated, and was succeeded by light N.E. winds for twelve hours, followed by S. W. winds until the morning of the 10th, when the wind veered again to the N.E , and sighted the Heads at 8 p m. yesterday.

MOVEMENTS OF THE UNION STEAM SHIP COMPANY’S FLERT.

Friday, October 11. . Bluff. —Tarawera arrived early from Dunedin ; sailed 4 p.m. Timabu —Herald arrived 9.50 a.m. from Oamaru; sails to-night for Lyttelton. Westport.— Dingadee a'.rived 9 a.m. from Wellington. Wellington’. Penguin arrived midnight from Nelson; sailed 3 p m. for Lyttelton.— Mararoa arrived 930 a m. from Lyttelton ; sails 7 p.m. for Napier,—Tckapo sailed this afternoon for Dunedin. Nelson.— Takapuna arrived G a.m, from Wellington ; rails 9 p.m. for New Plymouth. Westport.— Omapc-re arrived 9 a.m. from Wellington ; sails 10 p m. for Dunedin. Manukau.— Wauaka arrived S 2S a m. from New Plymouth. Gisborne. .Australia arrived 7 am, from Napier; sailed 8 a.m. for Auck and Manapouri arrived noon from Auckland; sailed 5 p.m. for Napier. Nabier. —Southern Cross arrived G a in. from Gisborne ; sailed 3.3 : J p.m for Wellington. Sydney.— Hauroto sailed 0 p.m. Thursday. SHIRE LINE OF DIRECT STEAMERS. The New Zealand Refrigerating Company have received cable advice of the at Fremantle on the lOoh inst. of the s.s. Nairnshir'. Thence she proceeds via Melbourne and Sydney to Bluff, Timaru, Oamaru, and Port Chalmers, being due at the latter port early in November, IMPORTS. Ex Auckland,—Salt cargo: Just arrived, 10,105 bags Black Horse brand, fine and coarse salt, being balance of entire cargo (32,628 bags, about 1,000 tons) for Auckland and Dunedin, for Henry Berry and Co , salt and spice merchants, Princes street, Dunedin, agents for the ship.

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SHIPPING, Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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SHIPPING Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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