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TOTAL LOSS  

OF THE

ERIC THE RED.

Great excitement was occasioned in Mel- bourne on Saturday morning when the news of the disaster to the Sorata was supple- mented by the information that a large vessel had been totally lost on the Otway reef. The news of the disaster was telegraphed from the lighthouse which had been signalled by the steamer Dawn outward bound to Warrnam- bool and Portland. The Dawn signalled that she had some of the survivors on board but she did not supply the name of the vessel, and consequently much anxiety was felt by all persons interested in overdue ships. A rumour generally credited was that the vessel was the steamer Europa with the Italian exhibits on board, and it was not until the afternoon wore on that the dis- covery of axe handles, kerosene cases and other American cargo gave a clue to the nationality of the wreck, and only when the Dawn reached Warrnambool was it ascer- tained that the vessel was the Eric the Red. The first message received was from Queens- cliff, as follows :—"The Dawn steamer   signalled at 9 o'clock that a vessel is wrecked   on the coast off Cape Otway. Portion of the wreck and part of the crew are picked up. A large piece of wreck is now awash on the north east corner Otway Reef. The light- house keeper is examining the beach." The following was the next message received - "The lighthouse keeper's assistant has re-   turned. Portions of the vessels's sides were   found eastward of Point Franklin. Quantity kerosene, cases nearly all destroyed, axe   handles, clothes pegs, American toys, and por- tion of white boat, clinker-built. No bodies."

Subsequently we received telegrams from our correspondents at Warrnambool and from our reporter, who proceeded to the scene of the wreck, giving full particulars of the occurrence and of the loss of life which had taken place. We subjoin the narrative. The ill-fated vessel was an American ship of   large tonnage and is said to have been an excellent specimen of the mercantile marine of the United States. She waa built at Bath, State of Maine, in 1871, by Messrs. E. and A. Sewall, who are also the owners. Her dimensions were as follow - Length, 198ft 7in , beam, 41ft lin , and depth of hold, 20ft lin , the gross measurement being 158O tons . She was classed for 11 years when launched and was on the highest list in the Record, and also in Veritas her distinction in the latter being 33 L 11. She was remetalled in March, 1879 and was then in first class order, and because of her good sailing quali-

ties and general seaworthiness, as well as her roomy cargo space, she was selected to bring out to this port a very large portion of goods for the Interna- tional Exhibition Several of these were of considerable cash value, and the disaster will be a grievous loss to all concerned. Her freight comprised a largo assortment of   manufactured goods of various descriptions  

furniture, ironmongery &c. The bulk of her cargo was for Melbourne, and the balance for Sydney.

The Commissioner of Customs informed   the American Consul last night that he had received a telegram from the chief harbour master stating that if a vessel were sent without delay to Capo Otway a large quan- tity of goods might be saved. The Govern- ment steamers Pharos and Victoria were engaged in clearing the sailing track of wreckage and could give no time to the saving of property.

Owing to the non arrival of certain papers the particular nature of the American ex- hibits lost in the ship cannot yet be given. About a third of the total collection was on board, and the goods were of a varied descrip- tion. Many articles, however, have already     arrived by other routes, so that the American court will not be empty on the opening day. It is singular that mishaps should have occurred both to the exhibits that Vic- tona sent to America and to the exhibits forwarded by America to Victoria. An attempt was made to scuttle the Skerry-

vore, which did not reach New York until   May 5 or only five days before the Centennial Exhibition was opened. A large portion of   the goods was damaged and some wholly destroyed. In the present case, through accident all the exhibits sent by the vessel specially selected seem to bo hope- lessly lost, Mr Pickering the executive commissioner for the United States, arrived overland from Sydney on Saturday evening but he had the bulk of his papers forwarded by the Leura which only reached Hobson's   Bay yesterday afternoon, and he will not be able to get them until to day. Without the papers there is no means of accurately stating the exhibits as some have been ad- dressed to the care of agents and others are not minutely described 1n the manifest. The special collection sent by Connecticut is, un- fortunately, amongst the lost cargo. A space 40ft by 40ft, had been reserved for it in the American court. It contained a representa- tion of all the important manufacturing industries of Connecticut, got together with great care at the expense of the State Government. There was also a large exhibit of bronzes, chandeliers and lamp ware, by the Bradley and Hubbard Manu- facturing Company. The shipwreck will greatly retard operations in the American court, but not prevent the commissioners from ultimately making a complete display because, we are informed, telegrams regard- ing the disaster will be sent to New York

forthwith, and duplicates obtained by steamer by way of London. They cannot arrive however, before the end of Novem- ber or middle of December. Already a number of packages have been de- livered in the building and unpacking has only been delayed pending the arrival of Mr. Pickering, who is the only authority em- powered to allot space. T he plotting out was done by him en route but as the plan of the court furnished to him from London has been completely upset by the Executive Com- mittee of the Exhibition, the work will have to be done over again. In the original scheme of distribution, America occupied a different   position in the central avenue from what it   does now and the form of the court has been changed. The United States exhibitors have been doubly unfortunate, for some of their shipments are also in the Sorata The Waltham Watch factory have two cases on board that vessel , but even if they should   lose their consignment, they have received enough goods by way of Sydney to make a fair display. There is another sailing vessel afloat with exhibits, the Willard Mudgett

bound from Boston to Melbourne, but not due for a fortnight yet. She left Boston on June 22.  

[BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH ] (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT ) THE RESCUE BY THE DAWN.

WARRNAMBOOL, Saturday.

Captain Jones, of the s.s. Dawn reports   that he cleared Port Phillip Heads at half- past 9 p m on Friday, at half past 4 a.m. on   Saturday—Cape Otway bearing west about six miles, the weather fine, with a haze over the land—the watch on deck fancied they heard cries from a number of people. The cries came from shorewards. He ordered the engines to be stopped, and shortly after wards a boat came alongside containing three seamen. They reported that they had been wrecked in the ship Eric the Red, of Bath, at half past 1 o clock that morning Captain Jones immediately caused the Dawn's life- boat to be lowered, and also the dingy. The chief and second officers were sent in charge of the boats to search for the remainder of the crew. A number of rockets were sent up and bluelights burned to attract attention. The boats had been away a considerable time when the second

mate (Mr Christie) returned with one man he had picked off some floating wreckage. He was taken on board, and the boat was sent off again in search. The boat subse- quently returned with another man who had been found on some floating cargo. It was getting daylight then and the Dawn steamed close into the shore, but did not see any more of the crew for a while. She steamed about for some time in different directions   and presently a large piece of wreck was ob- served well in towards tho shore. There appeared to be a number of persons clinging to it and Captain Jones steamed closo up to it. The second mate was sent with a boat and he brought off in two trips Captain Allan and 17 of the crew. The chief officer of   tho Dawn (Mr S Port) in the meantime pulled away with the lifeboat towards the Cape thinking to find the main portion of the wreck Ho did not succeed in finding any traces bej ond tho floating i teces and cargo BO ho determined to return On his way back bel searched all tho creeks and corners but found no trace of any of the missing men He reaehed the Dawn at 9 a m Iho boats were hoisted m and tho atóame- proceeded slowly along tho Bhore to tho east yard but finding no trace of the mon she steamed slowly back again through tho floating cargo without success 1 indtng that no more as Bistance could bo rendered tho Dawn pro ceeded on her voya"e to W arrnambool where abe anchored shortly after 4pm having signalled the disaster at Capo Otway

The wrecked vessel proved tobe tho ship I ric tho Red, 1 580 tons register built m 1871 belonging to Bath Amorica Captain Z Allan bound from New York to Melbourne and Sydney Sho waa 8J days out and had a cargo of exhibits for the Melbourne 1 \bi

bition and a general cargo for Sydney Tbs ship is completely broken up and the sea in the neighbourhood is covered with floating wreckage and car¡,o Three of the crew aro badly hurt tho cook being seriously injured All tho men wero pretty well exhausted when taken on board the Dawn where every attention waa paid to their wanta

The wrecked ship bad a crew of 2

and two saloon pasaengera, one of whom is supposed to havo been drowned together with the carpenter, steward, and one of the Bea men The following is a list of the Baved - Captain Z Allan, J Darcy (chief mate) J M Lawrance (second mate) N Sewell (third mate) C Nelson sailmakor' C W New (passenger), Dickinson, J Black Denis Vi hite, C Herbert, C Thompson A Brooks D Wilson J EUIB, Q Thompson C New man, W Paul, J Davis M Horeneleng J Ogduff, T W Drew (able seamen) and J Trench (cook) Supposed lost-J B Vaughan (passenger), G Daghlgmo (car penter), H Ackman (Bteward), and De Silva (seaman )

The crew of the Eric the Red apeak very highly of the conduct of Captain Jonea and the men of the Dawn in Baving their livCB and paying them every attention Several of the crew of the Eric aro injured, having beeh knocked about m the wreckage They came ashore at Warrnambool, but Captain Allan huB injured his leg and was unable to come ashore here He goes on to Portland and will then proceed by railway to Melbourne

CAPTAIN ALLANS STATEMINT

Captain Allan when interviewed on board the Dawn, Btated that ho made Cape Otway light exactlyas he expected at half past 11 last night, and shaped his course according to his eailingdirections The night was clear butthere was a Blight haze on the land Five minutes before the ship struck he judged he was six miles off the light, his bearings showing cas' by north He had taken his bearings on the chart and had just come out of the com panton way when she struck In 10 minutes she had broken up, and he could not under stand how everyone was saved The toa was rolling over the mizzentop He never saw anything like it in Ina life The Eric had a valuable cargo of exhibits on board Ho did not know if they were insured but the Bhip was not insured for a dollar Her draught was 22ft 9m He could only account for the wreck by the haze ovor the horizon which would make the light further off than it was He was as confident every thing was as right as if he had been on the open sea His Balling directions said it was desirable to pass within three milea of the shoal but he interded to give it four or five miles berth instead of which he went right on top of it With all the wreckage round ho did not know how a living soul got out of the scrape Ho was himself holding on to wreckage sido by side with the owner s son when a fearful sea carno washing off the lad whom he gavo np for lost He afterwards learned from Captain Jones that it was through this lad that the alarm was given to the Dawn It was the quickest 10 minutes work ho o\ er Baw

Captain Allan doeB not know positively that the missing mon are drowned bat thinks they had no chance He noticed the pasBen ger Vaughan clmgmg to the wreckage with boots and overcoat on and therefore con sitiera it impossible that he could have

eecai ed

STATEMENT BY inE SECOND MAU

WARRNAMBOOL SUNDAY 8 30PM

J r Lawrance second mate of the Eric the Red states that cn Tnday night at 20 minutes past 11 the Otway light was sighted W hen he took charge at 12 tho m¡,ht was clear and starlight W hen tho veäael struck the captain ordered the helm to be put hard up thinking Bhe might bo got off All hands were called up and shortly afterwards i heavy sea broke over the quarter deck and carried away all the steering gear The sh p waB hard and fast ori the reef by the middle. She canted off and swunf, round with her stern to the aouthward and the i Bhipped a tremendous sea which swept every thing before it Tho mizzontopmast came down by the run The next heavy roller broke the ship amidships tho mainmast going over tho Bido The foremaat went with the fore part of the vessel which plunged bo va first into deep water The fore ward house went adrift with threo of the crew on it 11 e long boat which was stoved in at the bows was also on it and the threo men sie

ceeled in launching it Ibis was the boat which afterwards hailed the Dawn the men having succeeded in keel in" it afloat by bailing The captain second

mate and othors stuck to tho raupen mast which shortly afterwards went by the deck takng them over with it Vaughan was washedaway Sewell the owner s son wa« also w ashed off but succeeded in holding on to a kerosene case from which he waa picked up by ono of tho Dawns boats The cap tam and othera after a great struggle got on to tho other house which was afloat and where the remainder of tie survivors were The steward was drowned in hia cabin and the two other missint men wero washed off

rom the wreckage

The passenger C n Kew states that ho was in his bunk at the time tho ship struck and was thrown out by tho force of the shock Tho cabin was half full of water and ho managed to Bcramblo out with Bcanty clothing on to the afterhouae

The survivors are without means and were indobted to Captain Jones of the D vn for much of the clothing they aro now4 »earing They nil Bpeak highly of tho kind treatment received on bonrd the Dawn Of the three men m the hospital Trench appearBto havo received Borne internal injury The twoothers are progressing favourably

THE WRECKAGE

Captain Jones thinks a good deal of the wreckage may drift to Apollo Bay, but is of opinion that a steamer should bo sent at once from Melbourne to look after thovvieck ogo which is now dangerous to steamers

passing

In replies to inquiries why ho had not signalled the namo of tho Bhip from Cape Otway, Captain Jones said he had Bent up rockets from half past 4 this morning and got no answer from the Cape He had also run up the number of the Eric for 20 minute0,

_nd got no answer, and he then a.gnalled that there waa a shipwreck on tho Otway reef _

HOSPITALITY TO THE WRECKED

The mayor and town clerk of Warrnam hool boarded the Dawn on her arrival hero, and offered hospitality to the captain and crew of tho shipwrecked vessel, ihreo of the crew have been sont to the hospital, and, at the invitation of tho major, thereat pro ceeded to the Olive Branch notel, where they arenowetay ing, and will bo well treated On leaving the Dann tho poor fellow«, who looked much battered and exhausted gavo a cheer for the Dawn

i bEARCH BY HU, PHAROS

lC ' CAPE OTWAY, Su-ra.Y

On Saturday morning tho Government steamer Pharoa, Captain Anderson, left Mel

bourne for the purpose of taking the Munster of Public Works, Commise oii-r of Customs, and some officials, lmludmg Captain Payne, chief harbourmaster, on a tour of inspection round the defence works near Port Phillip Heads M hen the steamer noared Queens cliff she was boarded by a messengor, who brought a sheaf of telegrams containing nowa of the wreck of a large vessel, the name of milich was not tiven, off Capo Otway It ^as immediately decided to send on the pharos to tho scci o of the catastrophe, and after -topping sufficiently long at Ottcenscliff to take on board provisions, the Pharo. started for the west, all her tms'tiigcrs, with the exception oi Captain Pajneand two representatives of the presa> remaining at Queenscliff The Pharos left Oaeeuschff at 3 p m on Saturday, and at 10 p m, arrived at Apollo Bay, where Bhe an cbored foi" *ne night It was considered that no advantage could 1|£"° ueen earned by

proceeding fu-ther .at that tlm0> and. more I over, thero waa only on. engineer on board the steamer, and he had beor. at work from

an early hoar that morning I

At 0 o'clock a m on Sunday the anchor waa weighed and the steamer resumed her journey. A light north eaBterly wind was blowing, and the sea was calm The steamer s head waa turned Beaward in order to round some reefs jutting out beyond Apollo Bay, and immediately after starting a largo piece of wreckage was seen about a mile and a half from the shore This was made for, and it waa discovered to bo tho midship deckhouao evidently of a large vessel The deck was almost flush with the water, which wa3 slightly washing ovent.and strangely enough there waB a large quantity of loose wreck- age on it. The debus in question con BBted of bits of common Amoncan chairs, timber belonging to the ship, a ladder, a large nest of boxes and a variety of other articles, and the sea being calm these had not been washed overboard The deckhouse was of a large size and about 10ft deep in the water, and consequently would havo on dangercd vesselB if left lloating about, espe- cially as it waa near tho fairway Therefore it waa roeolvcd to tow it ashore A boat »raa lowered, Captain Payne taking charge of it, and a hawser having beon fastened to the deckhouse it was towed in to the bight between Bunbury and Storm Pointa, just beyond Apollo Bay, and kopt adrift within 40 yards of the beach What wind thero was would blow it ashore, and thero would be no chance of it drifting outBido the bight again It may be added that the deck house had kept well together, none of the planks having started It would have mado a capital raft, and as the wreck ia that of an American vessel, it is just poaaiblo that the deckhouse was conatructed with

a view to Bach an emergency Such a notionl at all events, is not repugnant to one s ldeaa of Yankee ingennity AB it was evident that the deck house had floated with the current from the scene of the wreck, a sharp look out was kept up for other dangerons débris, and including the articles taken from the deck- house the following wero picked np before reaching Blanket Bay -Six miles north east from Cape Otway a few boxes containing Wheeler and Wilson a sowing-machines, one or Ino nests of boxes, some bottles of Bristols sarsaparilla, pieces of common American chairs, axe handles, a thresher (Wheelers latent), a sailors chest, with "A. James'

on -J-^pnt, and a flag board. The latter,

which was found on tho deckhouse, bore the words " Eno the Red," and from it those on hoard the Pharos learned for the first time the name of the wrecked vessel On search mg tho register for 1877 she waa discovered to be an American vessel of 1,380 tons, be longing to Bath, Btato of Maine, and com- manded by Captain Small

v.!, e reached Blanket Bay about 11 o'clock, but before getting there wo had seen the etcamer Otway, bound from Adelaido to Mel bourne, apparently picking up flotsam off the Cape and we had also spoken a boat belong ing to the Government steamer Victoria winch vessel was ly me, off and on searching for wreckage I roin tho crew in the boat we heard for the firBt tune, that a boat with four men from tho wrecked ship was mis'ii L, alBo that ono of the masts was floating about Captain Payne Bent n structions to Lieutenant Heathcote in command of the Victoria to find the miSB n (, boat if possible, and to tow ashore auch wreckage aa might endanger navigation The chief harbour master himself, with tho two new si iper reporters, landed at Blanket Bay about noon to day Blanket Bay is tho place at wini li the stores for the Otway lighthouse are landed, and Captain Puynes object in going ashore there vas to make for the light house and obtain tho latest information He fcavc instructions to Captain Anderson to search the coaBt as far as the Otway reef, and tow dangerous wreckago ashore

M e reached here about 2pm, and at once were informed that none of tho shipwrecked »coi le had landed, and that no bodies had been waBhed aahore Portion of the wreck lion ever, could still be seen on tho reef where the vessel struck Capo Otway, which, -with the exception of Wilson's Promontory, is tho most southerly point in Australia, is a bold head- land whose sandstone cliffs Blope gently from the top down to the beach The human race knows of no land between this Cape and the South Polo, and tho Southern Ocean is always breaking with a heavy swell here Even when the wind ia off the land the ocean sends in the nover ceasing majestic rollers, but when southerly or aouth " westerly winds lash the sea, it becomes

furious and breaks with a mighty roar

awl tremendous surf on tho coast. The «tores for the lighthouse were at one time landed at the Parker River, three mileä easterly from tho Cape, but as that landing phce was very dangerouB, Captain Payno selected m its stead Blanket Bay, where there is a tokrubly safe inlet But it ia seldom in deed that one could land in safety near the lighthouse Not only ia tho beach thero pro- tected by reefs plainly visible at low vater but about three quarters of a mile out there isthe Otway Reef, never abovo water, but willi a constant surf on it lins ree runs almost east and weBt, and is of course marked on all charts of that

locality 'Hiero is a deep channel be tween this reef and the shore, but captains seldom dream of using it Certainly no VCEBCI of the size of Eric the Red has ever been taken through it It ia inside this reef that the Lnc the Red waB wrecked^ and a por- tion of her hull-tho bow-waa lying there at sunset on the hidden rockB Ihe report of the captain may explain how it was that the v ehsel got inside this reef Captain Payne states that she Bhould not, nnder ordinary circumstances, have come within five miles of Jho Cape The weather was fine, and con- er .ently she could not have beon driven o.__re ihe Otway light ia of the first claaa, and can be Been upwards o£ 20 miles off That the Capo ia not a dangerous point generally speaking, may bo inferred from the fact that the last wreck here took place at Point Trauklin, three miles east from the

lighthouse, upwards of 20 years ago The I vesfccl which then carno to grief waa a |

schooner called the Martha, and I saw a bit of her chain cable to day

No one at the Cape knew of the fate that had befallen the Eric the Red until Saturday morning Mr Martin, hghtkceper, who keeps a wind and weather record, gives the following report -"On Triday, at half past 4am, the wind was N W and moderate, and thero was a misty homon At half past 9» m windthosamo ovorcast,andha7y,mode rato aea, at3p m , the samo , at 8p m , wind still tho same, bright sky, hazy, moderate sea On Saturday, at 4am, same as before At 9 am on Saturday the wind had veered round to the west Mr Martin further states that he went to bed at naif past li p *n on lMday Ho had seen no ship either before or after dark, nor did he hear an) thing during the niejit He was up at 1 a in on Saturday morning, but Btill saw no sign to show the fate that had be. fallen tho vessel His attention was first called to tho wreck about 9 o clock in the morning Mr J E Kelsall, manager of tho telegraph station, waa the first here to see the wreck Ho states that he turned in about 11 o clock on 1 riday illicit, and, liko Mr Martin, he had seen no vessel beforo or after dark About half past 5 o clock on Saturd ly morning ho rose There was then a ha?o over the water and a heavy sea all along the coast, but not much wind, what there was being off tho land He Baw the wreck at about 9 ocloek in tho morning when signalling the steamer Dawn, which told him of the catastrophe which had occurred Immediately it waa known that a wreck had occurred search partieB were organised at the Cape, and sent outcast and weat along the coast Bat as baa been stated, no one belonging to the vessel, and no bodies were seen Mr Tisher, lesBee of Capo Otway ru.ni soarch°d on Saturday morning between t_e Aire River and the lighthouse, a distance of a_vciimlle8' and found no wreckage, nor anjtb-nf! *° denote that there had been a wreck To- morrow morning ho purposes resuming the search m a westerly direction, and going about la mlleä In tho easterly direction the search has been extended as far as Apollo Bay, but no signs of the mea said to be missing wero discovered With regard to the portion of the wreck lying inBide the Otway lloef, Mr Kelsall states that it presented much the same appearance at sunset to day BB it did this morning On Saturday morning when ho first saw it thero was much moro visible If, as is said hore, the v eBscl was wrecked at half past 1 o clock on Saturday morning, she must have broken up very quickly, but no one who has seen the reef and the Bea breaking over it would

wonder at that

No wreckage came ashore at the Cape Carried b) tho current and propelled hy the wind tho remaining portions of the hull and an immense quantity of wreckage floated on to Point Tranklin I visited that point in tho afternoon and saw ft melancholy spectacle This point is low land, and the beach was covered with (fe!»n piled several feet high, kerosene tina and timber being the most prominent objects The grouud is almost white with kerosene tins There waa a strong smell of kerosene, and the water lying in holes amidst the boulders bears on its eurface much oil Some of the casca, but not many, carno ashore intact and the» is an immense quantity of unbroken tins lying hi(,h and dry It is surprising how so many escaped being smashed on this rocky coast Tho keroseno is " Diamond Oil, and the casca bear the brand of " R W Cameron and Co, New York The cargo com prised many planks of red pine, of which much has been washed ashore As to the hull, there ia a whole side lying on the rocks with the seas breaking over it 1 he outBido is lying uppermost, and the copper has been stripped off m several placea Three largo pieces of the other sido of tho hull are also ashore, to- gether with some of the vessels yards and portions of her mastB There are pieces of tho mainmast, from which an idea of the forco of tho waves can bo gathered The mast IB about 2ft 4m in diameter, and it has been broken into short lengths Attachod to the yards and masts are pieces of canvas allowing that the veBBel was under sail when she struck There aro Beveral tons of miscellaneous good" ashore, such as keg3 of nails, sewme, machines, rolls of wire hie) dca, clocks, axe handlea, and scythe handlea I found three new Doaay Bibles and several croquet bolla and mallets and rat traps The kegs of nails uro branded "A T and Co, and aro from the factory of A richland Son, Taunton, Massachusetts Several of tho sewing machines seem to havo been consigned to Long and Co Some of tho rolls of wire aro branded " J S and Co , Mel bourne Thero arc two fly wheels aboutayard m diameter, with the word "S)dney painted on them, and a box of axle arms bears the brand "A A over "C M and tho word "Melbourne I was told by a gentle man who visited the point yeaterday that the quantity of wreckage there has decreased considerably, much of it having been carried out to sea again by tho tides I saw no personal luggage and no clothing, but I did see portions of a small white boat, and also a largo oar, which had evidently seen much uee If a boat with men is missing, it can be ascer tuned whether she anawers to that de scription Much of the wreckage is pretty safe w here it is for a few da)s longer, should the wind continue from a northerl) direction, but if it comes round to Bouth or caat the good3 will either he smashed or taken out to

sea again

Up to sunset the Pharos was Been bing off and on, apparent!) amongst the wreckage, of which there is an immense quantity afloat The latest news from Apollo Ba) states that a vast quantity of dcbi ib baa come ashore there and that the deckhouse, which was towed there by tho IharoB this morning, has broken up The Pharos has returned to Apollo Bay for the niynt Captain Payne will search the coast in an easterl) direction to morrow morning

Captain Lev ick, of the s s Otway, which arrived from Adelaide yesterday, reporta -

"At half past C a m on the 5th mat, was hailed by n M C S Victoria, off Capo Otway, wishing to know if wo had a shipwrecked crew on board, and if wo were from Warrnam bool At 7 a in passed through a quantity of wreckage, mcludingship s lowormast, stoppod and lowered a boat to endeavour to find out wrecked vessel a name, but did not succeed Picked up a caso marked T G and Co over M in triangle, and top of a sk) light, La Vessel ovidently, by wreckage floating abouti from American port

lhere were on board tho wrecked veaael a number of exhibits for the Melbourne Inter national Exhibition Tiloso consigned to the United States commissioners aro de scribed as follows m tho manifest - 1 combination dosk, Mooro Combination Desk Co , 9 caaea wheels and materials, Hooper Brothers, Darlington 3 caaes wine M Poeschel Scherer, and Co , 1 case plato glass, Lnglo Loch Co , 3 cases merchan diBe, per S and S , 9 cases medicinal plnatera, 1 case (sign), beaburg and Johnson 2 cases stamped ware U S Stamping Co

20 casca exhibits, Connecticut Board of Managers , C cases globes, Jaret and Co

The following ia the general manifest of tho vessel -12 cases merchandise, James M Ewan and Co , 15 cases axes, Edward Keep and Co , 15 cases axeB, Alfred Shaw and Co , 9 casea druga, Bocke, Tompsitt, and Co , 50 casea greaBO, Isley, Doubledny, and Co ,

251 cases sewing machines and parts Long and Co , 32 coses, M'Lean Bros and Rigg , 2 caaes games, &c , 1 caso hardware, American Novelty Company , 1 box empty bottles, Rocke, TompBitt, and Co , 21 cases medicine, \V W Couche and Co, 2 cases paper boxes, Bright Bros and Co , 25 ca°e3 axes, James M Ewan and Co , 1 box, 1 winnower, 4 whepla, 1 bundle poles, Georgo Hoy, 5 caaka steel broom wire, Osborn. Cuahing, and Co , 3 caaes shoe lasts, Ullathorne and Co , 82 caseB sewing machines, M'Lean Bros nnd Rigg , 1 case merchandise, Permewan, Wright nnd Co , 40 quarter tierces 00 three quarter boxes 231 cases manufactured tobacco, 17 tierces Bhip tobacco, Dalgety, Blackwood, and Co , lOhhdB 74 tierces 3 boxes 0 casea leaf to bacco, 311 cases manufactured tobacco, 4Uhd

ship tobacco.l case show cards. Vi W. Couche and Co , 9 cases Bmokmg tobacco, 10 boxes èhow figures, Heinecke and Fox, 23 cases tobacco cuttings, lOhhd tobacco strips, IS cases tobacco leaf, 1 package watch apringa 2 cases liquorice, _ ca°e watch keys, 1 casa hardware, 71 boxes clocks, 1 box toys, L Gerschcl, 9 cases elates, 2 cásea carda, G. Kobertaon and Co, 1 case machinery, If B Couche, 2 boxes rattan gooda, Osborn, dishing, and Co , 1 threahirg machine (boxed), G Westinghoiso 1 case wlnpsticks, M'Lcan Bros a id Rigg, 1 trunk, F R Pickering, 15 cases mer- chandise, M'Lean Brothers and Rigg , S caaea and 1 package merchandise, GO kega nails, 1 case merchandise, James M'Ewan and Co , 1 case Brown's troche, 10 casca Winalows BJ rup, lcaao Brandreth'a pills, 3(30 oara, 750 cases spirit« turpentine 15,000 caaes kerosene oil, W W Couche and Co, 100 caaes turpen- tine Henry Brooke and Co

Hie following goods wero shipped by the firms mentioned, and as they were con siyicd to order, tho names of the con- signees hero do not appear on tho ßhipa manifest -1 caso haruvvaro, 1 cases lawn mowers, 1 package handles, 1 cases wringers, 2 cases hardware, 1 COBO saws, 2 cases var nish, 1 cases burners, 4 cases Beales, 2 cases hardware, IG caaeB 2J kegs 3 caaea greaso, 5 casks lampblack, G trunks 2 cases hammers, 2 cases hardware, 1 caso boltB, 7 cases hard ware, 1 caso wrenches, 5 kegs nails, 1 case hoes, 1 caso s iws, r> cases hardware, 2 cases wiro goods, 10 kegs washboards, 2 caaes hardware, 4 cases wringers, 1 caso agricul

tural implements, 1 case forks, 1 case hoca, 2 caaes hardware, 5 caaes hatchets, 5 caaea handled axe^, 10 cases axes, 1 caao wood apoons, 1 caao soap dmhes, 1 case wiro goods, 1 case hardware, 1 caso scythes, 3 casea wringers, lease mousotrapa, 21 cases axle grease, 2 caaea wirewood, 10 ca3ea clocka, 1 caso 1 package 2 boxea woouenware, 1 cage BOW mg machine attach ¡¡nts, 1 can« hard w are, 1 taao locks, 1 case saws, 1 case hard Ware, 1 case sundries, 1 ease electtotypo, 100 packages turpentine, 13 casea ahovelB, 300 casea turpentine, 20 packages merchandise, S casca hardware, 1 packago 2 boxes hardware, 1 crate, 12 oars, 1 case forks, 23 cases 3 barrels carnogo hardware, 4 cases leather, 1 bundle mouldiiii,B, Arkell, Tufts, and Co 2 casea whiffles, Lambertvillo Spoko Company, 129 casea handles.Mailler and Quereau , 1 tierce 0 casca 3 casks glassware, Rochester Tumbler "" , 300 boxea grape augar, Glen Stowe Ji> ' Company , 25 packages 91 cases drugs, htarci. J Co , 3 cases hardware, Hayden barclay ariu barrels 2 boxes lampware, and Smith, ¡5 _ Co , 1 box washers, 1 1 dward Miller ailC % ,ba 5 ca3ea hard case hardware, 3 cas. "'-, 12 bundles ware, G casea whitewood ."SV.'JI., _>>afts

poles, 1 bundle circle bara, . ^und!e!,aiê '"" G cases spokes, runs, &c , l8 cases1 hará, ware, lease «pindle*. 1, ca?L Inhb£ trees 9 bundles bars, 2 Randles rubber packing, 1 package mol.ldlnK,. 4 S

spokes and hubs, G bundles rimb, * """"" hardware, E W Page and Son, 1» oaaeS Bpokes, hubs, nnd nmB, 24 bundles rim_,

bundles polea, 1 bundlo circlea, 14 bundles shafts, 4 bundles bars, 12 bundles shafts, Lambertvillo Spoke Company , 8 casks glass vvure, 3 cases handlea, 21 cases slates, 23 barrels glasBware, H M Woolf and Co , 10 kegs staples, 2 boxes pincers, 213 reels fouce wire, 20 kegB barba, Washburn aud Mower Manufacturing Company , 3 casea plated ware, Simpson Hall, Miller, and Co , 3 caaes carnages, J F M'Coy, 10 boxes groups, lohn Rogers , 1 case hardware, Russell and rrvvin Manufacturing Company, 2 boxea , machinery, Colts Patent Fire Arms Cora I rr.ny, 1 caBe containing exhibits, Alfred H

Hall, 2 boxea sample oil, 1\ barrels engine oil, F S Pease, 9 cases dental goods, trustees of Samuel White, G packages, 3 boxes paper, Scott Paper Company , 2 cases

ca^es, John A lenLyke, 10 casks 3 boxea, 1 barrel, Edward Miller and Co , 8 cases exhibition goods BIIOW caaes, E W Page and Son, 3 casea gooda, F B Pedder and Co , 142 barrels plaster, ri00 cases kerosene oil, 100 casea lard oil, R W 1 orbes, 32G caaes chaira, Walter Hey- wood Chair Company , 1 caao rubber, 2 cases axles, 2 casea oilcoth, 1 case spokes, G caBes hardware, 4 caBes wringers, 2 cases handles, 2 coses hardware, 1 bundle snaitha, 1 case wrenches, 1 caao tools, 1 case saddles, 1 case eaws, 4 caaes handles, 3 boxes hatchets, G cases axes, 8 cases slates, 1 case locks, 1 case handles, 1 caso wrenches 1 caso hundleB, Alfred 1 jeld and Co , 7 barrels logar beer, 1 case furniture, Chas P Ihore, 3 samples model circulars, Stewart Hartshorn , 2 exhibits, Ives and Miller , 22 caaes 1 erato merchandise, 53 cases 8 bundles merchandise, 3 packages 2 boxes merchandise, 1 crate 10 reels fence wiro, 3 boxes 1 crate and 1 bundlo rods, W H Cross man and Brothers , 1 case exhibits, Wmstead Manufacturing Company , 1 case exhibits, Jacob O Seaming , 2 cases stamped ware, for Exhibition, United States Stamping Com

pany.

lu addition to the above cargo, the Eric the Red had ahnoBt as large an amount of goods on board Bhipped for fay dney from New

York.

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