Lloyds Herald 1878

Lloyds Herald 1878

LLOYD’S HERALD, schooner: The vessel sailed from Catlins River on May 12, 1878, for Port Molyneux, and ran to Nugget Point, where she was brought up to await a change in the weather. On May 15, the schooner continued her passage but was unable to cross the Clutha bar owing to a heavy sea, and shortly after noon anchored in Willsher Bay. The vessel got under way again at 6 p.m., and about three hours later it was discovered she had sprung a serious leak. The wind had increased to gale force, blowing from the south-east, accompanied by heavy rain. The Lloyd’s Herald was run ashore in Willsher Bay, her crew of four reaching the shore safely. The schooner became a total wreck, but it was reported at the time that if the attempt was made at once the cargo might be saved.

The Lloyd’s Herald, No. 32,097, was a schooner of 48 tons register, built on the Huon River, Tasmania, and her dimensions were: length 69 ft., beam 18.2 ft., depth 6.1 ft. The schooner was commanded by Captain E. Peterson.

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