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Wbeok op iiris Scuooiriiii l: Gil Blas."— Yesterday afternoon, intelligence reached town of the total _ wreck of tbe Schooner Gil Bias Captain Small, on the South end of the Islandi of Mana ; but we tire happy to state that no lives were lost. The Gil Bias sailed from Wellington on Monday kst, with a ; cargo of potatoes, bound tn Sydney. She anchored at at the Heads that night, awaitiug a fair wind, and proceeded on her voyage the following racrning. Meeting with a strong North-wester iv the Straits, and not being able to contend against it, Captain Small thought it advisable to anchor at Maim until-the wind moderated. On Wednesday, afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock W'tli this intention in view, he bore up ; but-while endeavouring to gain the anchorage, the vessel i ufortunately struck on a sunken rock, and forged off into deep water again. Tho sails were then furled, and everything made s :ug for the night; but on Captain Small i«anvning the hold, he found that the vessel was half full of water. The sails were then again sot, with all speed, and as tho water was making very fast, she was run ashore to save her from foundering. Captain Small and his

crew are making; every exerffon tossaty t _ #-• 'they can fiom the'wreck, aud -!&**' securing the sails and some; of the ' sp_rsi_k\ ' little hopes are entertained of -getting ;tke ¥&* ■ ■?■* ■sel off again. Theyesseland' carg# : we re^w < t» property of Messrs. .Hickson & i/ { S3 of^ this port, who, weregret -to hear, 1 ;will & fconH 4\ siderable los.rsA.by. t_e t accident, ; as they wriif- ! ""■ only partially insured. "■>'" *'■>" '%•.■.•.''/■.,' ~,;■ The Clu-etah and Mimmie Dike were seen' off Mana on Thursday last, beating throua-h th* Straits, the former bound for Sydney, and tl,! latter for Melbourne. " "J lJe

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Wellington Independent, Wellington Independent, Issue 1208, 11 July 1857

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