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„ HIGH WATER. It»-MOKbOW. » ' Taiaroa Head : 5.36 a.m., 6.8 p.m. Port Chalmers: 6.16 a.m., 6.48 p.m. Dunedin : 6.46 a.m., 7.18 p.m. THE SUN. Sets to-day, 6.39 p.m.; rises to-morrow, 5.6 THE MOON Sets to-day, 10.53 p.m.; rises to-mor-row, 7.4 a.m. First quarter. October 26. 10.14 a.m. WEATHER REPORTS. Tiie Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. V. Bates) supplied the following ■weather reports at 9 a.m. to-day :

Weather. —B. bine skv, be the atmosphere Gear or heavy; C, clouds, passing .-loud?: D. drizzling rain; F. foggy; G, gloomy. dark weather: H. hail; 1., lightring ;M, misty; O. overcast, the whole skv covered with thick clouds: P, passing showers; Q. squally: R. rain, continued, rain: S, snow; T. thunder: U, ugly, threatening appearance; Z, hazy. Forecast. The Government Meteorologist (Rev. D. C. Bates) supplied *he following neon to-day:—Strong westerly gale: .-anally and heavy showers; glass im-.-l : tides good; sea rough off shore. ARRIVED. --October 22. i Warrimoo s.s. (8.55 a.m.j. 3.529 tons. M'Lean. from Auckland \ia least Coast port s. The Warrimoo. which amvotl this •corning front Auckland via. Fast Coast ports, will be withdrawn from the Auck-land-Dunedin servin'. On Friday, October 30. she will salt for Lyttelton, Wellington. Hobart, and Melbourne m place ~f the Poloona. which v.ill lay up tor overhaul. The Mokoia is due lure on Sunday from Auckland via East r«*n«t ports. She -ails on Tuesday, October 27. on her return trip to Auckland via ports. The Corinna is flue from the north on Saturday, and will sail the same day for Nelson. New Plymouth, and northern ports. A P.A. wire states that the Wellington Harbor Board last night authorised the construction of a second ami smaller slip by the Patent Slip Company in Evans Bay to accommodate vessels up lo 130 ft long. The Taviuni sails on Friday for .the West Coast, via ports. The Pampa, at present discharging tiles it the Port, is expected lo be ready to come up to Dunedin oil Saturday. The Federal-Shire Line's chartered steamer Rakaia arrived at Auckland yesterday. After discharge sue comes on to Wellington, Lyttelton, and Dunedin. The Star of Scotland, from New York via Australian ports, arrived at Auckland late on Saturday night. She is hound for Wellington, but before visiting there will make a call at Napier. Subsequently the vessel will proceed to Lyttelton and Dunedin to complete discharge, after which she will load in New Zealand for Home. The Union Company's chartered steamer Strathdeo has brought 2.124 tons of Vancouver and San Francisco cargo for Wellington, and 4.446 tons for Sydney. Included in the Wellington freight arc several lines of nitrate of soda., lubricating oils, benzine, electrical machinery, distillate. dried fruits, paints, onions, soaps, sundries, and 996 pieces of redwood timber. While the Panama Canal has been Building, American engineers have been occupied on another canal of importance. Gape Cod Canal has been cut through an eight-mile strip of land which intervened I latweeij Barnstable Bay and Buzzards Bay. The interests which have now completed the work in 1899 took up the task where it had been abandoned by previous companies. The building of the canal has presented no engineering problem of difficulty. and the work ha, consisted of straightforward excavation through ,-uud. interspersed in certain portions of the i onto with boulders. The work has been dune at sea level, and it has involved the lemovnl t>f about 20.000,000 cubic yards of sand and earth. The minimum width at the. bottom is IDOffc. and at the surface 250 ft. The commercial utilitv o: the canal will be great. The average delay per round trip yearly for barges and -chooners over the outside route is nearly lour day-, which is equivalent to a loss of 5d per ton on the 7.000.000 tons of cargo carried in these craft alone. Add to this that the total amount of coal and lumber carried by steamers is 4.500.000, an which an equal saving per ton will be realised, and it will Ic seen that, in spite of its short length, this canal will carry in it- fir-t, year of operation an amount of tonnage equal to, if not greater than, that which it is estimated will seek the Panama Canal in the fir-t year of service of that great work. Bound on a voyage of exploration and salvage- work which will keep the vessel engaged for. two years off the New Zealand and Australian coasts, the schooner Robert. Henry, Captain Munson, arrived at San Diego, Southern California, on September 12. from San Francisco. The vessel was expected to sail for the New Zealand coast on the following morning, to be absent until the -pring of 1916. The Robert Henry (say-, the San Diego •Union’) is being despatched to the Antipodes by the American Deep Sea Exploration Company, of which Mr E. C. May. of San Francisco, who is well known in Dunedin, is president. .Mr .May ~, fused lo state the exact nature of the wo?k involved along the Australian and New Zealand coasts, except that it i- to salvage vessels which have lung been wrecked. He emphatically denied tint the- treasure of the famed Cocos Island was the Robert Henry's destination, declaring that - .h is expedition is after no will-o'-the-wisp pieces of eight. Several ves«elo have been wrecked along the Australian and New Zealand coasts whose treasure chests have never, so far a< is known, been recovered, and will be well worth salving. The Robert Hen'v. a scow schooner of 40 tons, 63ft long and 22ft beam, has been litted out with all modern salvage ami wrecking apparatus. >he is provided with no auxiliary power other than electric and steam 'winches and hoists The schooner was built in 1892 at Sun Francisco. This is evidently another expedition to the scene of tho General Grant wreck at the Auckland Islands, which lias been talked of for some time. Some two years ago Mr May supervised a couple of expeditions to the Auckland Islands, both of which proved unsuccessful. THE FERRY SERVICE. The Wahiue, from Wellington, arrived at Lyttelton at 7.5 this morning, ami connected with the first express for the south.

LOSS OF THE MANGAPAPA. THE NAUHCAL INQUIRY. WELLINGTON, October 21. TJie na -itical inquiry concerning the loss ! of the steamer Margapspa at Ivaramea is to bo opened on Monday at Westport, Captain W. J. Grey, of Wellington, will be the only assessor, as the department does not consider the circumstances of the mishap warrant the appointment of another. Advices received here to-day from Karamea indicate that the Mangapapa is breaking up fast. The condition of the hull is becoming worse at each tide. SHrPPINC. TELEGRAMS. AUCKLAND, October 21.—Star of Scotland. 4.15 p.mi, for Wellington, Lyttelton, and Dunedin. —October 22 : 6.5 a.m., Talune. from Rarotonga. WELLINGTON. October 21.—Strathdee. 5.30 p.m.. for Sydnov. LYTTELTON, October 21.—Warrinioo. 5 p.m., for Port Chalmers.—October 22 : 8.30 a.m.. Moeraki, from Port Chalmeis. INVERCARGILL, October 21.—Invercargill. 4.30 p.m., from Dunedin. SYDNEY. October 21.—Tnga. from New Zealand. MELBOURNE. October 21.—Lauderdale. fro in ifreymoulh.—Paloona, for Bluff. NEWCASTLE, October 21.—8.A., from Aii'kiand.

WARRNAMBOOL (Victoria). October 21.—Haze! Urnig. from New Zealand.

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SHIPPING., Issue 15630, 22 October 1914

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