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KAIAPOL

This morning, nt nhout 3 n,m„ two hours nftor ebb, an ImnioiiHc wave, nhout -1 feefc lv height, rushed up lho Wnliniilfiu'lrl, The «,«, Giwollo, lying nt liolchor and Co.'s wharf, broke hor stern line nnd swung round, bunging on however hy the how lino, which happened to bo n now rope, 'I he largo Hchoonnr Challenge noxt broke away from 'Revel I and Co'u wharf, und hor p.lciii cniiio Into collhilon with the Htcrn of (ho Giwcllo, currying nwny lhe wheel nud damaging the after bulwarks. Tho crew, aroused from sleep, hnd just time to lot go the anchors lo avoid a collision wllh lho bridge, Tho William and Julia was lifted on f;o tho bank, but sustained no Injury. The Norn und Dart, lying ab Birch and Co.'s wharf, also broke ml rift nt first, hut wove brought up with no tlnmnge, except lo tho ropes, which parted, The first wave camo lip al about 3, and was followed by two others, nt Intervals of about a (juartor-of-an-how, and, up lo the Unto of our express ■leaving, Hovon In nil, not ef such iiiiiflnllu.de as lho first two or threo, bad rushed up lhe river i one, which camo up ut about 8 p.m., down by Harris' Island, was considerably above the bunks, although Its force proYonicd il, overflowing} coming- up like a line ol! breakers, tho greater part of It passed up lho HOiith branch, sweeping limiting things up stream at a great pane \ this was shortly succeeded by a backwash i|ullo an rapid j were It not for (his branch inking a very largo share of! the wave, the consefjuoncoß In tho town must have boon most disastrous. It Is most fortunate that It did not occur nt high water, or In all probability we should have more serious conse{■uoiiues en land as well as In the- river to rccordi as It was, -people were looking with somo anxiety for tlio rising of the tide. As for the cause, wo do not express an opinion, we simply report the fuels and leavo our renders to draw lliclt 1 own deductions from Ihem, 3,20 p.m. The waves continue coming un the river at Intervals, A dingy was smashed but no other damage Is reported,

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KAIAPOL, Star, Issue 80, 15 August 1868

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KAIAPOL Star, Issue 80, 15 August 1868

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