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. COASTAL SHIPWRECK.
THE KETCH ANNANDALE FOUNDERS.
NEAR SMOKY CAPE. ALL HANDS SAVED.
Hie auxiliary ketch Annandale one of the best known of the licet of vessels employed in tho coantal timber trade and belonging to tho firm of Mc-sis Allen 1 nylor and Co
Limited foundered at sea early yesterday mon lng while on a voyuge from Sydney, boununo the Bellinger ltr.tr Tho crew which consisted of seven hands all told took to the ship s boat and after pjlll ig all day buocoedod in making Trial Day at 4 o clock jcsteiday afternoon none the woi-_ for ttyclr
Captain Marlin no1 the master o' tho An- nandale Immediately upon landing sent a telegram from the South West Rockf station to his owne B In which ho Btatod that the disd_tor happened when 15 miles to the south cost of bmoky Cape at 010 yesterday morn ing Ho did not indicate In his mCE-agc how tho mishap occurred but morely intimated that the vessel had foundorcd anj that all
hanU wcro ~afe
It was only on her last trip from tho Mae leay River to Sydney that the Anani anio lost her eentreboard and as rocontly a, Friday ! st she wai on the blip at Woolwich in order that it might be replaced An élimination of the keteh thon mude io\oalcd lb fact that she was In splendid condition an J her own or" believed that _ho had many yean of sen ice before her Repairs ha\ ng been effected tho Annandale sailed lato on Sat t rd y night or during tho oarhr ho irs of Sun day morning for the Bollfugor Rivor and the news of her. loss was lecolved w th much surprise Tho Annandalo had on bot rd about CO tons of eonl for tho uso of M->s rs Allen 1 avlor and Co s steamers at the Bolltngor
The Annandalo was a wooden ketch of 108 lons gross nnd of 01 ton» net and was fit
ted with oil engine- of 50 horse pew or for use ngalnst nd\ciso winds and foi making portB She wai built at Tomakin on tho
outh coast of this Stato In the j ear 1899 to tho order of Mobsrs Allen Taylor and Co
Limited She> wai Dfft 4in In longth with a beam of 24ft and a depth of Of 7in The Annandale had boen vary succoaslully cm ployed during the pnst seven yean In the timbo» Irado principally between fejdnoy and
tho Mncle ly Rlvor
lim lost vessel was valued at upwards of _2000 and was eovorol by Insurance to Hie ( lent of £1100 In tho National Insuranco