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STEAMER STRIKES REEF

AXD DRIFTS OX TO BEACTT. [Per UsiTtn I’be&s Associati©';-! mWORSE Koromher 7. llirhsmleon and (‘o.V siTamer Koctunni .‘truck I’ori.;. Reef. hemrcen Waihoti Bay and Raukoknre, in tho Bay of Plenty, at midnight. The weather was calm and the tide rising-. The vessel was driven within 50yds of the shore, where she now lies, and will probably be left high and dry allow tide. The steamer Squall arrived to tho KouiumiiV assi.-tanro shortly before 10 o'clock. All hands are on chore. 'The cargo will he transferred to the Squall. XO HOPE OF SAVING THE VESSEL. GISBORNE, November 7. Further particulars at-out the Koutunni wreck state that tho wreck occurred six miles from Cape Runaway, on tho Opotiki side. The Koutunui was steaming towards Eaukokoro when she struck the reef. The rising fide floated her eff, and she drifted ■ashore. A heavy sec. came up this raorniise, and the steamer was waehed further up on the beach, which is of a very rocky nature and very exposed. The. Squall was at Cape Runaway, and on receipt of tho news she immediately proceeded to tno wreck. By noon to-day she had been able to take off all the Kautunui’s cargo, of which there wav a fair quantity . Captain Vasia this morning" expressed ih.e opinion that thc-ie is no hope of getting the vessel oJL

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STEAMER STRIKES REEF, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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STEAMER STRIKES REEF Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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