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A CAPTAIN AND THREE APPRENTICES DROWNED, The ship Arete has arrived at, Liverpool, and reports a sad occurrence which deprived the vessel cf her commander and three of her apprentices. The disaster happened as the ship lay at Carnzal Bay, South America. Captain W. H. Steers, who commanded the Arete, was on the shore doing some business when a heavy wind sprang up, and the vessel threatened to drag from her moorings. A boat, manned by three of the vessel's apprentices, named Duncan, Langdon, and Hews, went for the captain and brought him from the shore to the ship. Seeing the danger the vessel was m of dragging, Captain Steers decided to put out a kedge anchor, and this, with a quantity of rope, was put into the small boat. The occupants of the boat did not get out, but went a short distance from the ship to lay the kedge. Soon after the captain was heard to call out, but what he said could not be distinctly heard. However, the line attached to the anchor was hove tight, and the mate sent another boat off, seeing that the captain did not return. The captain's boat conld not be found, and it was then seen that some disaster had happened to it. The second boat cruised about in the dark, but failed to pick up any of the poor fellows. It was also rowed towards the shore in the hope that the captain or some of the others who could swim had struck out for the land. Next morning the scene was again visited by the small boat, when the upturned craft which bad carried the captain and the apprentices was discovered. The cap worn by Captain Steer was also picked up, but the bodies of the unfortunate commander and his apprentices were not found. Notice of the sad affair was given to the authorities and to the British consul at Carrizal Bay, and the mate took charge of the ship. The Arete is an iron barque of 1,252 tons, and is owned in Newport.

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