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| ■'"'•-. fc The s.s. Auckland arrived off the pprt on j^day morning, but had to wait until f # n.& astlie Persevere was aground in the f "r, it being dead- low water. The Perse- ; * went out at five o'clock and went alpng- ,'. ,# the Auckland, took on board some y- /go and passengers, theAucklan'd steaming ■ fay for Nelson at about seven o'clock. V / ■ c re^ ar as never een m a better ' *f rfcate than now, the channel being open alid - *.\ jfcpt less than 13ft of water at high tide. On ' there was hardly a break to be scon, •■^■Mnd.a boat could safely Lave crossed the bar ->:j5 without shipping a drop of^ water. j The p. s. Lyttelton arrived in the river f froni^elsonpn Tuesday even: ng. She left A Kelson at 3 a.m. on Saturday, and rounded ■ Cape Farewell at noon on the,same day, the ; wind blowing a heavy gale from the S.E. / Mith rain. When off the Spit she sighted a r vessel ashore on the tail of the Spit, "which appeared to be a large ship,! supposed tobe the Dreadnought, froni London, now overtine at Nelson. The weather Vas too hazy ami stormy for the steamer to make out her position further than that her masts were gone. Ihe Lyttelton arrived, at theßuller on Monday, where she discharged a quantity cf cargo.- She left the same day, arriving off the Grey on Tuesday evening. Taking advantage of the kind offer of Capt. M'Meikan, of the Persevere, to pilot her in, she followed the Persevere safely into .the river, _ We understand that the p.s Persevere, Captain M 'Meikan, takes her^departure. today for Hokitikr.. Although it is with regret v.-s lose the services of this useful little boat for a time, and her captain, who, by .his skilfulness as a seaiuan, and kindness as a captain, has gained the good wishes' of all. We are glad to learn- that she is to be replaced - by the Yarra during-ier absence. We may shortly again expect to see Capt. M'Meikan located amongst ur. , The schooner Falcon, Captain Mount, arriver off the bar yesterday forenoon, and was safely towed into port by the Persevere last night. She made an extraordinary quick . run to Dunedin from this poit, having, as we some time ago stated, reached that port in 'six days and five hours. On her return - voyage she has likewise been very successful, - having left Duneilin on the 17th inst, and has: thus.well maintained her Reputation of. Jieingjone. of the fastest and most regular , traders on the coast.

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866

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Grey River Argus Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866