54["News & Notes", The Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT), Friday 17 February 1911, page 3]

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The coastal steamer Nelson returned from Wyndham on Monday, As anticipated she had a rather, rough voyage down against strong south westerly winds and high sea, punctuated by several severe squalls from the south and south-east. Shortly before the Nelson's arrival in Wyndham the residents at that cattle port had experienced a hurricane squall accompanied hy heavy hail. The wind blew with such force for about 10 or 15 minutes that the Adelaide Steamship Co.'s fine new steamer Koombana, lying at the Wyndham Jetty, nearly broke adrift. Four of the wire hawsers holding the vessel parted under the strain, but fortunately another hawser proved stauncher, and stronger, and when the squall had blown itself out, the vessel was again made secure.