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THE MELANESIAN MISSION SCHOONER 1 BOUTHEMN CROSS.
Respecting tho now Melanesian Mission auxiliary screw
pchoonci Southern C_qs_, rcocntl) built in 1 ngland, and lier amVequent musfortuno in tlio Lnghsh Channel Captain William Ashbv, \\ hoso name is intimately associated with tho home-New Zealand trade vviitcs -'* Ihadtlioplcasi.ro 1 ist month of mentioning that wo were despatching the ïiow mismon> acht Southern Cross for Auckland She left Grave-end on tho flUi nnd shortly nftei leavuig encountered vtrj htavj gales ol wind from Uie south-went, with torrent« of rain foi f>evcral dnjs and ?when off Portland encountered tim full foreo of n galo fiom tho south-wcht which disabled «everal vessels, tlio Southern Cro«s being one of them 8he iiut Into Cowes, and is now (6th November) ut Messrs Day,
luramoifi, and Co's yard at Southampton for repairs and «Iterations AU being- v»cll, she oiiL,ht to leave that port for Auckland about the 10th November No lives \icro lost, »or wai an> person injured, and if the ship had not been wdl handled by Captain Bona'ard, m my opinion you would
ne var have been abfo to seo her in the colonies " I