Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

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.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19150118.2.32

Bibliographic details

RAFT WASHED ASHORE, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

Word Count
252

RAFT WASHED ASHORE Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working