Iron screw steamer, 1226/764 tons. # 63648. Built Newcastle, 1870; reg. Melbourne 1876. Lbd 230.2 x 32.2 x 17.5 ft. Captain Richardson.
From Melbourne to Sydney, cleared Port Phillip Heads in very rough conditions, but lost her propeller soon after and was soon driven ashore, wrecked, 19 October 1887. Assistance arrived from the soldiers at the barracks near the Quarantine Station, and from the crew of the Queenscliff lifeboat. A line was fired over the doomed steamer and seventeen passengers and crew were landed; all the passengers on the aft section were brought ashore. In all, twenty four passengers and crew were saved out of a total of fifty-nine. The SS Edina proceeded to the scene and returned to Melbourne with 24 survivors and seven bodies.
This article appeared in The Argus, Friday 21 October 1887, page 4.
The Article is very long, but tells the story in all its tragic detail:
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