ARRIVAL OF CHRYSOLITE
Otago Witness August 10th 1861
seems to have been particularly fortunate in securing the services of Dr. Cooksedge.
Herbert Flower, a cabin passenger, about 17 years of age, while in lat. 16.55.S., long.
36.31 W., with the vessel going about 3 knots, died. Mr Flower immediately after dinner
walked forward to the forecastle with a companion; laying hold of a rope which hung over
the bows of the vessel to let himself down with the object of touching the water; as he
was attempting this feat a second time his strength failed him, and he called out for
help, but before this arrived he let go his hold and was swept against the stern of the
ship. One of the sailors bravely jumped over the side after him, and a life-bouy was
thrown over the side. The ship immediately hove-to and a boat was lowered, but no trace of
the unfortunate young man was discovered, except a cap floating on the water. Three births
and two deaths occurred during the voyage; of the latter, one was a young woman named
Bridget McEntagart, who died of consumption within two days of the arrival of the vessel;
the other was a newborn infant. Captain McIntyre will be remembered by some of the old
settlers of the colony as having commanded the