In 1831 the Glide was anchored in the passage between Macuata Island and the mainland of Vanua Levu, loaded and ready to sail, when a hurricane blew up. After dragging her anchors for eight miles, she was blown on to the reef and lost (21st March, 1831). Her crew had not long to wait for rescue; they were picked up to months later by the schooner Harriet of Wallis Island. the same hurricane wrecked the brig Niagara (248 tons) of Salem, in Bau roads, near Viwa. The barque Peru (230 tons), which was well known to the beche-de-mer trade, was also in the Group, but survived the hurricane.


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