Marwell 1870

Marwell 1870

MARWELL. cutter: On February 2, 1870, the cutter stranded on a rock off Tiritiri Is., Hauraki Gulf, during a strong north-easterly breeze, and became a total loss. The vessel carried a crew of three, and two passengers. One life was lost.

The Marwell, No. 40,299, was a wooden vessel of 28 tons register, built at Auckland in 1860. Her dimensions were: length 52 ft., beam 15.5 ft., depth 6.5 ft. She was commanded by Captain J. Austin, whose certificate was cancelled by the Court of Inquiry, and her cargo consisted of timber and kauri gum.

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