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Shipping Intelligence 1868
Otago Witness 3 January 1868 page 10 Inwards
December 30 Celaeo, 720 tons, Renaut, from London.
Hazard, 337 tons, Keirstens, from Boston. Bates, Sise, and Co, agents.
Otago Witness 18 January 1868 Page 10
Inwards. January 13 Eleanor, 411 tons, Ritchie^ from Newcastle, Keith Ramsay, agent.
Jan. 15. Bessie Grenfell, 136 tons, Grenfell, for Guam. Martin and Co, agents.
OUTWARDS. January 13 Janet Stewart, 202 tons, Ellis, for Newcastle. Morison, Law, and Co., agents.
Otago Witness 25 January 1868 Page 12
January 22. Catherine, 350 tons, A. Folkes, from Now York. Dalgety, Rattray, and Co., agents.
January 23. Bengal, 479 tons, Jamieson, from Newcastle, with cattle. J. L. and C. Burke, agents.
Otago Witness 25 January 1868 Page 3
The Lost Ship, General Grant
January- 17 Hazard, 337. tons, Karsters, master, for Manilla. Bates, Sise, and Ca., agents.
January 22. Britannia, 687 tons, M. Westman, for Callao. Dalgety, Rattray, and Co., agents.
Eleanor, 411 tons, James Ritchie, for Newcastle, N.S.W. Keith Ramsay, agent.
Otago Witness March 14 1868 page 10 column 2
The fine and favorite steamer Albion has been sold by Messrs Cargills and McLean to Mr C. Hoyt and Capt. McKinnon; the price was £12,400. The Albion is to go from here to Hokitika; thence to Queensland, for the diggings; and afterwards to Japan.
Otago Witness March 14 1868 page 12 column 2
Sixty passengers left Greymouth by the Egmont, their destination being the Maryborough diggings, Queensland.
Otago Witness Saturday March 21 1868 page 12 column 1
The steamship Albion left Port Chambers on Saturday, for Hokitika, Sydney and Japan. It was on 13th May, 1864 that she arrived from Glasgow and her cost to the company, at that time was £32,000. Her builders were Messrs Scott and Co., of Greenock, by whom the Aldinga and other steamers of similar character, were constructed, and it was by the Greenock Foundry Company that her engines were provided. The Albion will leave Hokitika with a full complement of passengers, on their way to Queensland, the Phoebe having, it is said, taken as many as 400 for the same destination. The new owners of the vessel are to join her at Sydney, prior to her proceeding to Japan.
Otago Witness Saturday March 21 1868 page 11 column 4
The brig Wild Wave, which arrived at Port Chalmers, from Hobart Town, on Saturday, has brought three kangaroos and several cases of parrots - a gift to the Acclimatisation Society.
28th March 1868 page 11 column 4
The barque Empress, a valuable collection, comprising 299 birds, consisting of partridges, chaffinches, greenfinches, grey linnets, starlings, skylarks, blackbirds, thrushes, hedge sparrows and yellowhammers, has arrived in Auckland.
Daily Southern Cross, 17 August 1868, Page 2 PORT OF ONEHUNGA.
CLEARED OUTWARDS. August 15. Airedale, s.s., 386 tons, Kennedy, for Taranaki and Southern ports. For Otago : 85 sacks seed, F. D. Rich. Passengers : Saloon Mrs Buckland, Mrs. Haines, Messrs. Murdoch, Davies, Weisenhasen, Clures. Second Cabin Messrs. Cradock, Baduck, Liffin, Kenny, Garland, Nies, T. Smith ; Muter Baduck.
Otago Witness 19 September 1868 pg12
Inwards - Sept. 16 - Caller Ou, 674 tons, Jones, master, from London, with cargo and passengers.
Hydra, 585 tons, Rich, master, from Newcastle, with cargo. Struck a rock off Cape Saunders.
Port Chalmers departure - Sept. 17 - Severn, barque, 398 tons, Hastings, for Newcastle.
Otago Witness September 19 1868 pg9
The trip of the s.s. Albion to Japan arrived from Australia with eighteen passengers, who fancied Japan was an Eldorado, and had left employment in the colonies to seek a fortune there.
Otago Daily Times, 9 October 1868, Page 2
The well-known clipper ship Beautiful Star, from London, arrived at the Heads yesterday morning, having made an excellent passage of 88 days from the Start. Pilot Kelly boarded and sailed her up against the ebb tide during the forenoon to the Quarantine Ground, where she brought up, in consequence of the wind falling light up. The tug Geelong proceeded down alongside of her in the afternoon, and would probably tow her up to a discharging berth during the evening. Capt. Lees who is still in command of this fine vessel, reports of the voyage that the Beautiful Star sailed from Gravesend on the 7th of July, and passed Start Point on the 12th. Light weather prevailed until falling in with the N.E. trades, when strong breezes were experienced for a few days. The Equator was crossed on the 11th of August. The S. E. trades were very indifferent, and lost in lat 22.30S. The meridian of Greenwich was crossed on the 31st August, and that of the Cape on the 5th of September. On the same day she encountered a heavy gale from E.N.E., which backed round to N.W., causing a high confused sea, which broke on board and smashed some acid cases stowed on deck, all of which were hove overboard for the safety of the ship, cargo, and passengers. Her easting was run down on the parallel of 50 deg, and was characterised by northerly and N.W. winds. The Snares were made on the 6th instant. Since then she had to beat against light N.E. winds. The Beautiful Star comes into port in excellent order, and on this trip she has brought sixteen cabin passengers, all in good health. The ship Schleswig Bride was spoken between Tasmania and the New Zealand coast, and again on the day after, rounding the Snares. The only land sighted during the voyage was the island of Madeira. An addition was made to the population on board by Mrs Keown giving birth to a son on the 27th ult. Both mother and child have since done well.
Port Chalmers - Oct. 8
Arrival. Beautiful Star, ship, 546 tons, Lees, from London, 7th July. R.B. Martin and Co. agents. Passengers:
Mr and Mrs George
Mr and Mrs Keown
Messrs Brown, Tragrett?, Bowring, Sim, ___ Harding, Taylor, Kirkling, Packe and Thurson?
Schleswig Bride, ship, 1110 tons, Hansen, from Glasgow. Passengers: Messrs Robert Martin, Wilhelm Ravn-Kulde, Thomas Wilson and 262 in the second class, intermediate and steerage. Passengers were under the care of Dr J. Mackinlay. Three births. One marriage took place.
The deaths were:
On August 24th, Jane Bruce, aged 20, of pneumonia.
Sept. 22nd, Marguerite Taylor, aged 11 months of diarrohoea.
On the 27th, Betsy Officer, 11 months of debility
and Mrs Mulligan of heart disease. The latter had been complaining of pleurisy in the right side previous to her confinement.
The births were:
On August 30th, Mrs. Campbell of a daughter.
Sept. 13th Mrs Mulligan, also of a daughter.
and Mrs Nutsford of a son.
The marriage occurred on the 14th August, and the hand of Mrs William Scobbie was tied to that of Isabella Fraser, with the usual ceremony, by Captain Hansen.
Otago Daily Times 16 October 1868, Page 2
Arrival: Mystery, barque, 424 tons, Pryce, from Liverpool. Bright Brothers, agents. Passenger: Mr James Murdoch. Oct. 29. The barque Mystery still remains in the Quarantine anchorage. The powder brought by the Mystery was all discharged on 19th.
Yesterday the ship Excelsior from whose safety considerable apprehension had been felt, turned up after a passage of 150 days from London. An accident befel her off the Island of Tristan D'Acunha which necessitated her putting into the cape where she stayed for three weeks.
The barque Eleanor, which was at anchor at the Heads, bound for Oamaru to Melbourne, made another start for her destination.
Otago Daily Times 26 October 1868, Page 2
Alhambra, s.s., 407 tons, McLean, from Melbourne via West Coast and Northern Ports. Dalgety, Rattray and Co., agents. Passengers: Mrand Mrs Jones, and family (2), Mr and Mrs McMasters, Miss McGuire, Messrs McGuire, Wilson, Roberts, Loughman, Magill, Willoughby, and 12 in the steerage, two cabin and nine steerage for Melbourne.
Otago Daily Times 31 October 1868, Page 2
William Davie, ship, 840 tons, Logan, from Glasgow. Passengers:
Reverend Mr Donald Ross and wife, Reverend and Mr Johnstone and wife
Misses Weir, Watson. Smart, Ritchie, Weir, Watson, Wilson, Smith, Ritchie,
Messrs Scott, McFarland, St. George, Reid, Brown, Russell, Denny, McLain; and 190 in the steerage.
The general health, under the care of Dr Skelly and Mrs lawson, the matron, has been good. One death on the 26th instant, that being James Robert Denniston Andrew, a cabin passenger, of consumption. The deceased joined the ship in Glasgow. 48 single females.
Otago Daily Times 11 November 1868, Page 2
Arrival. Omeo, s.s., 605tons, Mackie, from Melbourne, via Bluff Harbour. Passengers: Miss O'Mullane, Messrs W Waton, Coleman Burke, C R Howden, Trimble, Greig, Cobb, Smith, and 25 in the steerage and 20 for other ports.
Otago Daily Times 16 November 1868, Page 2
Arrival. Timaru, ship. 883 tons, Langlands, from London. Passengers 84 in the second cabin and steerage. The ship Timaru, after a very fair passage, considering the weather experienced, arrived off the Heads from London on Saturday forenoon. On this voyage she brings a larger number of passengers than on any of her previous trips, there being 84 on board; equal to 73 statute adults, including a few assisted immigrants. There were no deaths nor sickness of an infectious character on the, passage, and the population was increased by two births, viz on the 24th September, when Mrs Wilson was safely delivered of a daughter and on the 6th instant, when Mrs Barrett also gave birth to a daughter.