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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN.

As we feared, nothing has been seen of this vessel at Ljttelton, which port it was her only chance to have reached in the storm which was raging in the Strait^ on the 20th and 21st of May. The following para, graph from the Wellington Advertiser of Saturday, tends to show that the vessel has been wrecked. We hare further evidence in a description of the binnacle and skylight mentioned below. The mate of the William Miskin who was at one time an officer on board the City of Dunedin, was interrogated by a gentleman who made a drawing of the binnacle and skylight, and he described it to the letter, maker's name ana all, as the same as that which belonged to the City of Dunedin, and being shown the drawing he confirmed it. Iso doubt, we are sorry to say, exists that the vessel has gone down with every soul on board. It is surmised that Captain Boyd, who, with his mate was an excellent and careful seaman, hud liugged the shore too closely, and bid struck on some of the rocks outlying Gape Terawiti, and if so there wa9 no chance of escape. The Advertiser says : —

" In our is sue on Tuesday last, we noticed tlmtsundry pieces of wreck had been found on the beach near the Heads. We have received from Captain Kennedy, Warden of the Marine Board, who, in company with Mr. Aylmer, Light-houße Engineer, paid an official visit on Thursday, to Pencarrow Light-house, a description of the fragments already found, and which, we regret to say, leave no room to doubt that a serious catastrophe has occurred. Among other things are a mahogany binnacle stand, bearing the maker's name ' David Heron, Glasgow,' portions of a circular skylight, pieces of shoe-trunks, some cabin fittings painted in imitation of birds-eye maple, a large sky-light flap with heavy brass hingea and supports, and a half-cask of pitch, marked 'steamer Favorite, Hokitika.' From some peculiarities in the construction of the binnacle stand it is proved to have belonged to an iron-built steamer."

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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN., Colonist, Volume VIII, Issue 793, 2 June 1865

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THE LOST CITY OF DUNEDIN. Colonist, Volume VIII, Issue 793, 2 June 1865

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