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'Aline'

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The following is a transcript from the The Daily Southern Cross Friday 14th April 1876. 

The Daily Southern Cross Friday April 14th 1876
Port of Auckland.
Entered inwards. Aline, barque, 718 tons, McBride, from Glasgow. 
Passengers: Messrs J. Connell, and W. Henderson 
- N.Z.S.Co., agents.

Arrival of the Aline, from Glasgow.
The English barque observed beating up harbour yesterday. She proved to be the new Clyde-built barque Aline, from Glasgow, with a heavy cargo, consisting principally of waterworks plant for the Auckland Waterworks. Captain McBride reports leaving Glasgow on the 5th January and Rothesay Bay on the 7th. Had a quick run to the equator of 17 days. Off Cape Leuwin, arrived away two jibbooms and mizen-topmast in a N.N.E. gale. The Aline is well fitted up in her cabin accommodation. She is consigned to the New Zealand Shipping Company. Great credit is due to the ship and her pilot for the manner in which she worked up harbour. Off Hokianga, the maintopgallant yard was also carried away in a north-easter. 

The Daily Southern Cross Tuesday 25th April 1876
Yesterday the first portions of the fly wheel to be used at the pumping station of the Auckland water works were landed from the barque 'Aline.' The wheel has been cast in segments, each of which weighs 35cwt., and when it is all put together it will weigh no less than 14 tons. The wheel will have a circumference of 62ft. when put together, each each section measuring 7ft. 9in.

Southern Cross Monday 24 April 1876 page 2
An accident occurred on Saturday evening about six o'clock to a youth belonging to the barque 'Aline,' lying alongside the wharf. The lad was doing something to the mizen-top-gallant staysail, when the gasket gave way, and he fell on to the poop deck striking the brass railing at the end in his fall. Captain McBride obtained assistance of the Water Police, who procured the attendence of Dr Stockwell, by whose advice the patient was removed to the hospital. He has no broken bones.


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