THE SPANISH GALLEON.
---*--- TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS.
Sir, - My old friend Mr. James Stevens, of Colac, who in 1853 rented a farm on the Farnham survey, within two or three miles of this ship, was in Melbourne last week at the Show, when he informed me that in that year he, in company with another far- mer rode to the ship, which lay on the open beach outside the hummocks, a little to the
south-west of the township of Dennington.
The sea was then washing in and out of the ship, and he was able to ride into its in-
terior. The bulwarks and some of the tim- bers were then standing and they were of hard red-coloured wood like mahogany. At that time there was an idea that there was treasure on board and Mr. Stevens was ad- vised to dig for it in preference to returning to the goldfields but he did not respond on
account of the wreck being open to the action of the sea. He says that he could find his way to the ship by starting from Dennington and going past two conspicuous, high sandhills on the west side of the Merri River, the wreck being nearly in line with them. He says that there was another wreck about two miles further west, near Gor- man's lane but it was a modern ship so far as he could judge, and he thinks that that is the wreck which Captain Mills visited and described is being south-east of Tower Hill,
and called the mahogany ship in error. -
Yours, &c., JOHN S. JENKINS, C.E.