Mermaid 1878

Mermaid 1878

MERMAID, ketch: Stranded on North Tata Island, Massacre (now Golden) Bay, on May 11, 1878, and became a total wreck. A moderate gale was blowing at the time, and the Court of Inquiry found that the casualty was caused by the vessel’s cable parting in the heavy swell. The Mermaid, was a ketch of 9 tons register, built in 1855, and commanded by Captain W. Smith. She was loaded with limestone.

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