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- Edition: March 10, 1882 March 10, 1882
Captain TURNEY, of the s.s. Esk Holme, of Maryport, which sailed from
Barrow for Rotterdam on the 28th of February, and had to put into Milford Haven
through stress of weather on the 2nd of March, reports as follows:
"March 3rd at 6-30 a.m., weather fine; hove up, and proceeded to sea. At
8-30 a.m., saw a large ship which appeared to be disabled. Bore down for her
and found her to be the ship Rocklands, of St. Andrews, N. B., with no one
on board. She had flags up, but there being no wind we could not make them
out. Took her to be a waterlogged timber ship. Put the boat out, and sent the s
econd mate and four hands on board; the former found some papers and the log
book, which he sent onboard my vessel. We at once sent a new nine inch hawser
on board, the second mate took the fore hatch off and found the water awash
with the lower deck beams. He at once hailed the boat to go back as he saw the
ship was sinking, and five minutes after leaving her she went down bow
first, blowing the after part of her into the air. We had to cut out hawser when
the ship began to sink, thus losing ninety fathoms of it.
I after found the ship was bound from Cardiff to Rio, with a cargo of
steel rails, &c. She went down in about thirty fathoms of water, St. Ann's
Head, bearing N. E., distance about eight or ten miles. She was 1,464 tons
register, commanded by Captain James FARR, and was owned by Mr. Zachariah CHIPMAN,
of St. Stephen's Province, New Brunswick.
THE SALVATION ARMY AT ASPATRIA.
On Tuesday a detachment of the Salvation Army from Wigton, visited
Aspatria. A band accompanied the attachment and proceeded to the Noble Temple,
which was crowded. Suitable addresses were delivered, and tea was provided in
the New School. The members of the Army returned to Wigton about midnight.