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A disastrous hurricane in the Tongan group: wreck of the schooner Borealis at Nukualofa. Destroyed by the hurricane: Ruins of the building at Nukualofa used by members of the Tongan Parliament during session time. A fierce hurricane struck the Tongan group on February 9, one of the most serious results being the wreck of the fine American Schooner Borealis (Captain F. Clintborn). The vessel was blown onto the reef, but while on her way she struck the wharf, allowing her crew of 11 to jump ashore. The vessel caught fire on the reef, and was burned to the waters edge. The wreck was afterwards sold at auction for 68, and her cargo and lumber, which came ashore, for 505.

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AWNS-19130227-5-4

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Cridland, A
Auckland Weekly News Cridland, A Auckland Weekly News
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Date
27 FEBRUARY 1913

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Tonga, Borealis, Nukualofa, Shipwrecks, Ruins, Parliaments, Clintborn, FTongaBorealisNukualofaShipwrecksRuinsParliamentsClintborn, F
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 27 FEBRUARY 1913 p005

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A disastrous hurricane in the Tongan group: wreck of the schooner Borealis at Nukualofa destroyed by the hurricane: Ruins of the building at Nukualofa used by members of the Tongan Parliament during session time. A fierce hurricane struck the Tongan group on February 9, one of the most serious results being the wreck of the fine American Schooner Borealis (Captain F. Clintborn). The vessel was blown onto the reef, but while on her way she struck the wharf, allowing her crew of 11 to jump ashore. The vessel caught fire on the reef, and was burned to the waters edge. The wreck was afterwards sold at auction for 68, and her cargo and lumber, which came ashore, for 505.