On This Day – December 29, 1887
Messrs. Howard Smith. & Sons’ steamer Cheviot, bound for Adelaide, broke her propeller shaft yesterday morning when off Cape Otway. She came down to Cape Schanck under canvas, and is new six miles from the Cape. The steamer Falcon had been dispatchad to go to the assistance of the Cheviot and tow her back to Port Phillip. A telegmam was received tonight from Cape Schanek to the effect that the disabled steamer Cheviot was being towed back to Melbourne by steamer Falcon.