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Harriet Leathart 1848

Harriet Leathart 1848 HARRIET LEATHART, schooner : The vessel sailed from Manukau on October 7, 1848 for Wanganui, off which she arrived on October 17, having …

Matilda 1848

Matilda 1848 MATILDA, cutter : The cutter, from Manawatu, with a cargo of wheat, was caught in a south-east gale which arose suddenly on the evening of May 6, …

Halcione 1896

Halcione 1896 HALCIONE, barque : Late on the night of January 8, 1896, the barque, 90 days out from London with a cargo of general merchandise, struck on the …

Grasmere 1895

Grasmere 1895 GRASMERE, barque: When on a voyage tram Newcastle, N.S.W., to Wellington with a cargo of coal the barque was totally wrecked oil Cape Terawhiti …

Defender 1918

Defender 1918 DEFENDER, steamer : On the morning of August 2, 1918, fire was discovered in the forehold of the steamer, lying at King’s Wharf, …

Cyrus 1874

Cyrus 1874 CYRUS, barque : Totally wrecked during a terrific gale on the night of March 7, 1874, between Lyall Bay and Sinclair Head, with the loss of five …

Lily of the Wave 1878

Lily of the Wave 1878 LILY OF THE WAVE, ketch : The ketch, a vessel of 10 tons, was stranded on the beach near Arrow Rock, at the entrance to Nelson Harbour, …

Ruru 1963

Ruru 1963 RURU, fishing vessel: While being towed, unmanned, by the trawler Lavenia from Greymouth to Westport on July 12, 1963, the Ruru developed a serious …

Excelsior 1878

Excelsior 1878 EXCELSIOR, barge: On February 14, 1878, the barge, which was formerly a lighter at Lyttelton, went ashore at Amuri Bluff. The vessel was trading …

Swallow 1879

Swallow 1879 SWALLOW, brigantine : Wrecked off East Head, at the entrance to Tory Channel, on June 28, 1879. The vessel left Lyttelton on June 26, bound for …

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