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STORMS AND WRECKS. I

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STORMS AND WRECKS. I r CREW'S THRILLING EXPERIENCE. I A thrilling experience befell the crew of the Spanish steamer Pepin, which was wrecked on the Scarweather, near Porthcawl, early on Tuesday morning. When the steamer struck the rocks the captain ordered the lifeboat to be lowered. No sooner did it touch the water than the heavy seas dashed it against the ship's. side, and it was broken to pieces. A second lifeboat was successfully lowered, however, and six mem- bers of the crew safely landed in it. Then the ropes parted, and the boat was washed away from the ship. The six men, seeing that it would be impossible to return to the. side of the ship, made off in the direction of Port Talbot, with the intention of securing assistance. All that was left for those on board was the jolly boat, and for thia there was only one oar. A plank was ripped up from the deok of the steamer, and, with the aid of thie, the ship- wrecked party—ten in all—got away from the steamer. Among them was Mrs. Pascal, a pas- senger to Cardiff, and her baby. The woman had to leave the wreck hatleseand wearing only a blouse and skirt. Several times the boat was nearly swamped, and those aboard experienced a most difficult task in manoeuvring her against the heavy seas. At last they were met by a pilot cutter land rescued, being safely landed at Port Talbot. Mrs. Pascal suffered greatly from the expo- sure, and was in a terribly exhausted condition. Her baby was warm and comfortable, the Spanish sailors having wrapped their coats around it. Later in. the day both were sent on to Cardiff. Meanwhile the six men in the second lifeboat managed to reach Port Talbot, after a terrible struggle with the waves. The schooner Sperenza, of Lennon, was wrecked off Wicklow Head early on Tuesday morning. All the crew were saved except a boy, who was washed overboard and drowned.. The three-masted schooner Annie Park was wrecked at St. Govans. Two of the crew were saved, but four are missing, and are believed to have been drowned. All ocean liners arriving at New York have terrible tales to tell of the fierce storms which have prevailed on the Atlantic during the past week. La Touraine, from Havre, due on Satur- day, arrived on Tuesday over three days late, and presented a rather battered appearance as she made her way up the harbour. Her captain reports that the vessel encoun- tered severe gales almost from the outset of her voyage, and some, days went only half her usual distance. In mid-ocean a wave 8ft. higher thait the main deck came on board and made havoo with stanchions and ventilators, and nearly swept away one of the after-deck houses. Ten: of the passengers were severely hurt, a,nel many others received lesser injuries. It_ was the roughest crossing the vessel ever experienced. t>

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