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"Drumclog"

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Otago Witness -  Saturday June 9, 1877 page 11


Shipping News
June 6 - Arrived Port Chalmers. Drumclog, barque, 976 tons, Wayman, from Glasgow March 4th. Chrgills, Gibbs, and Co. agents. 

Passengers: Messrs J. Clegg, Allan McLellan.

Second Cabin - Mr and Mrs Service, Misses Mary Scott (aged 26), Eliza Jane McFeleridge (McFetridge), Messes Cham M. Inverarity (18, clerk), J. Reid, (30, gardener), J. McLeod (38, farmer), and Alexander Dixon. (Dickson, 37 joiner)

Arrival of the Drumclog
Deep water, and no wonder, for she has over a thousand tons of dead weight on board, the barque Drumclog, which arrived on the 6th from Glasgow, looked somewhat heavy in the buttocks, a feature not suggestive of smart sailing. Captain Wayman, noted she on sevrval occassions, when the wind favoured her, showed that she had a pair of heels of the cleanest. Her builder was Mr W. Hamilton, of Port Glasgow, who is also her owner, for the Drumclog is on her maiden voyage, and therefore on trail as a sea boat, and over sea traveller. She came out here deep as a sand barge, with 1037 tons of coal and 400 tons of general cargo on board, whilst registered only 976 tons. Her passage is 93 days port to port and 90 days land to land...... She is of iron all through, and barque rigged, and her dimensions are: Length 209 ft. a poop and top-gallant forecastle vessel, with very comfortable passenger accommodation in a snug nice furnished and ornamental saloon. Her deck appointments are fair, but she has no steam power excepting that pertaining to a fresh water condenser. This we invariably regard as s a grave omission on in the appointments of a vessel of her class, for labour-saving and work-facilitating appliances are come to be regarded as necessity in these high-pressure days.