The following is a transcript from the The Star Tuesday 12 March 1878
Arrived Lyttelton. March 12 - Loch Cree, barque, 779 tons, Jones,
The Loch Cree, from London, arrived this morning and anchored at 6 a.m. She is commanded by Capt. John Jones, and is under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company. Her passage has been 82 days from the Lizard, and 79 days from that point to the Snares. The Loch Cree brings two second cabin and three steerage passengers, besides 15 Government immigrants, bound for Port Chalmers, all well. [passengers 28]
Mr John A. Bower
Mr Alfred Goldsworthy
Johns Cornelius Johns Annie Johns Alice Johns Alfred Johns Charles Joyce Edward Joyce Mary Joyce Robert Joyce Barbara Joyce Edward Kay Thomay McKisack George H. Martin John Martin Annie Martin Minnie Martin Samuel Martin Mary A Neele Edwin Seare Isaac Seare Eliza Seare Emma Seare Ellen Seare William Seare Thomas Seare Henry Seare George
The Star March 14 1878
The Loch Cree is a sister ship to the Loch Fleet which was here some few months ago and like her belongs to the Loch Line. She is under command of Captain Jno. Jones, this being his first command. Passage 79 days from land to land. 82 days from the Lizard to anchorage. Left London Docks Dec. 11; the Downs Dec. 13, took departure from the Lizard on Dec. 19. The surgeon of the ship is Dr Hockbridge. Those in the second cabin were lodged in the half-deck, while the steerage passengers and immigrants were quartered aft in the 'tween decks. They presented anything but a pleasing appearance. The voyage was a pleasant one.