The 4th of September History Calendar

The Young Dick

On this day 149 years ago in 1875, the Stather built schooner collided with the barque Jane Spiers in Cook's Straits, near Wellington, NZ. The inquiry found the accident due to bad light and look out on the Young Dick. The mate, Samuel Gordon, had his certificate suspended for three months.

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