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WRECK OF THE S.S. VENTNOR.

i the parts affected at least twice a day, after they have been sufficiently fomented with warm water to open the pores.

I [Pei United Press Association.] Auckland, October 30. One of the survivors of the Ventjj nor states that the fourth lifeboat, containing 14 men, and a dingey with four hands, cleared the ship quickjy. The chic mate controlled the former, and the latter was managed by two firemen arid two sailors. The starboard dingey was manned by the third mate and seven others, while the captain - and those missing were in the starboard lifeboat. Neither boat had oars out when the vessel foundered. After the shock of the suction the captain's boat seemed to be swamped, it being dark, and the boats some distance apart. A cry was heard for a bucket, which was not obtainable, and the dingey wag partly swamped from the effects of the suction, which necessitated the use of balers. Shortly afterwards a Chinaman and a Frenchman were found swimming, and taken on board the starboard dingey, which was now overcrowded, necessitating the shore being made. Failing to make Hokiang'a, the third mate directed his boat northward about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and was picked up by the Energy. The port boats successfully made Hokianga, arriving at daylight* Fortunately the sea was very smooth, otherwise i t would have been impossible to negotiate Hokianga bar in an open boat. All those saved are in good health, excepting a Chinaman, who is slightly suffering from the effect of hisi ocean ' swim. The officers and crew lost all their belongings, and the ship's papers and the mail (one bag) were also lost. October 31. The following is a list of those who were in the Ventnor's missing boat : Captain Ferry; second mate, A. Lawson; carpenter, Schleyer; first engineer, J. McCash; fourth engineer, K. Taylor; fireman, Van Poppel: also Rannow, A.8., Hasiguchu, and five Chinese passengers. Charles Roberts, one of the survivprs of the Ventnor, states that the Ventnor foundered eight miles from Hokianga Heads, and that the captain was steering for .- Cape .Maria, trying to reach Auckland. ) Some of the survivors say that they {heard Captain Ferry ask for a bucket to bale out his boat when leaying the sinking steamer. Others, say the. "-

■ » « captain's boat was not clear when the steamer foundered. , Search for Missing Boat. The tugboat Sterling leaves Kaipara to-night to search for the missing boatjfroai tho s.s. Ventnor

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WRECK OF THE S.S. VENTNOR., Colonist, Volume XLVI, Issue 10555, 1 November 1902

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WRECK OF THE S.S. VENTNOR. Colonist, Volume XLVI, Issue 10555, 1 November 1902

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