RAFT WASHED ASHORE
SPECULATION REGARDING MISSING TRAWLER. [SraciAii to the Star.] BLUFF, January 18. A raft was washed ashore at- the back of Bluff Hill on Saturday, and was discovered y eslAKlay by a man named O'Brien while felling Sot rock cod. It was apparently only about a, month, old. There is speculation as to whether it belongs to the missing trawler Endeavour. Examined by yrnu- reporter, it measured lOffc 6in by 6ft *3iii, built on crcas beams of _2m x IJin Oregon, painted' chocolate, while the decking comprised thin red pine scantling. BuoYimey was maintained' by 18 empty " berizoline " tins, which had been tarred. These were lashed to Liie under part of the raft by ropa, wire, and strip* of galvanised iron. There were also underneath four roughly-cut wooden wheels as raniVfXE. Thev" had clnarlv neves been used, as the .viivs showed no wear. A few tiny barnaek'fl wero found on the under structure. As benzolino is not used in Foveaur walere, there can bo no >=ngg«<lion that it was local construction, the wireless authorities were, notified latfb iiiaht, and an effort is to bo made to eommmriealo with Macquarie Island. A large quantity of petrol 'is used at Macquajio Island,'and if it i* not benzol in c it will settle the matter. Later. The radii) station, failed to get through to Marqi'nrii? Island last night, but will make, another attempt to-night to communicate with the ipland. There is more tlifhVultv in working Mn/iquarie Island in inidfmnvm?.r than in'the winter months.
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RAFT WASHED ASHORE, Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915