Monday, 27 June 2016
STEAMER WRECKED - ST JOHNS.
The mercury (Hobart) Thursday 22 February 1900.
AMERICAN COAST DISASTER.
UNKNOWN STEAMER COMPLETELY
Another shipping disaster, advised
by the R.M.S. Orana, is the loss of a
steamer, name unknown. A report, dated
St. John's, Newfoundland, January 12,
says :-"The following comprise all the
details that could be obtained up to mid-
The ship was a two-masted
steamer of nearly
3,000 tons, and probably
carried a crew of 60,
with possibly some p
She went ashore before dayb
reak on Thursday,
striking a ledge at the
foot of a cliff, where
escape was hopeless.
The crew launched the boats, but it is
believed that during a panic some were
crushed against her side, while others
were swamped, all the occupants appar
....and so maritime history was doomed to keep repeating itself....
ANDREW VAN RENSBURG
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