Thursday, 9 June 2016


The Advertiser (Adelaide) Thursday 10 March, 1910

Melbourne, March 9.

Captain Schmidt of the German-Australian 
liner Oberhausen, which arrived today,
stated that having heard the story
that a sailing vessel had observed a
steamer under sail slowly making for the
South African coast, he determined on his
departure from Cape Town to run some 60
miles out of his track southwards. He and
his ship's company kept a sharp lookout
over that distance, but saw nothing of the
alleged steamer under sail. Neither did he
notice any wreckage floating on the water.

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