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THE EVENING STAR

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Daily Southern Cross, 10 December 1858, Page 2
Evening Star, for Auckland, from Gravesend on Sept. 11. Passengers�
John Ryan
James Baskett
W. G. Banting
Alex. R. Hay
Robert Ward
Samuel Tutin, John Tutin
James Hastie
William Hibbs Long
Simon Aaronson
Joseph Whiles
J. F. J. Hoast
Richard W. Dyson
Richard A. Hould
John Sturch
John Graydon
William Brown Upton
Robert Sellers
Thomas Wm. Evans
Wm. Evans
James Lindsey
George B. Anderson, Peter R. Anderson
Wm. Brown
Thos. G. Blakly
Wm. Hanson
Christopher Henderson, John Henderson
Allan Orman
Thomas B. Bain
Wm. Cunningham
B. A. Ferard
James Lewis
G. F. Urqhart
Stephen Cock
John Waldron
Joseph H. Harris
Wm. Balls
Charles Baird
James Wilson
Thomas Morrison
Wm. Benson
James Stewart
Wm. G. Rogers
John Humphrey
John Holland, Mary, Ann, Patrick, Daniel, and Wm. Holland
Ambrose Trust, Ann, Ambrose, Nicholas, Richard and Thomas Trust
Henry and Phoebe Stockley
Ann Goodman
Joseph Cotherall
Francis Cork, Mary Ann, John Francis, Mary Ann, Frederick, Alice, Michael, and Emma Cork
Charlotte Lon
Ann Whiles, Joseph and Edwin Whiles
Katherine Wallace
Geo. Bates
W. T. S. Dyson
Geo. Akers
Mary Starch, John Sturch, Thomas and John Sturch
James Fisher
Margaret, H.P., and Isabella Graydon
Matilda, Eliza, M. M., Benjamin, James, and A. J. Lindsay
Mary Henderson, Matthew, Isabella, and Wm. Henderson
M. S. Waldron
S. P. James, L. R. James
Duncan, W.P., S.F., and E. G. James
Thomas Nightingale
O.D.J. Rogers, George, A.R., and Hahneman Rogers
E. J. Anderton, S. A. Anderton
F. H. Ryan, J. H. and F.H. Ryan
Wm. Graham
Mary Coulon
Isabella Bunting
A. M. Wise
Jane Ward
Jane Hastie.

 


From  "The Lyttelton Times"  April 15, 1863

Arrived April 13, ship Evening Star, 811 tons, Montano, from London.
Passengers:
    First Cabin
Mr and Mrs F.G. P. Leach and three children
Mr and Mrs S. G. Hall
Mrs E. Scurnold
Messrs Cholmondeley, Cloves, Campbell, Reed and Dr. Carson.

    Second Cabin
Mr and Mrs Beck
Mr and Mrs Berras
Mr and Mrs Burgess, Miss Burgess
Mr and Mrs Drake
Mr and Mrs Kelly
Miss Landge
Messers Balkind, Bannerman, Barton, Bell, Berry, Chapman, G. and A, Gainer, Garner, Hackett,  Hamilton, Hill, McCalliater,  McFarlane, cRitchie, McSweeney, Mitchell, Mogorvan, Morgan, Morrisom, Nicholson, Nixon, A.G. and T. Oldfield, Parry,  Ross, Sharp, Shield, Simpson, Smith, Stevenson, Stevenson, Steward, Stewart, Strange, Thomas, Walker, Walls, Williamson, Willis, Wylie.

The ship Evening Star 1260 tons, Captain Thomas Clibbon Montano from London, came to her anchorage at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, after a passage of 162 days from leaving the docks, and about ninety days from the time the pilot left her on January 13.  In the chops of the Channel she experienced sever weather had her jolly boat carried away and suffered other trifling damage.  After getting clear of land she got moderate winds, crossing the line on  February 4, twenty -two days out.   She had a very fair passage during the remainder of the voyage making the Snares, some miles off, about the 9th inst. and Akaroa Heads last Friday evening.  the wind increasing, the captain stood off again.  On January 19 passed the brig Wyke Regis, abandoned, in lat. 42 ft 20 in, long. 14ft 8in west the vessel had her fore-sail loose, fore-topsail spread, sails furled, maintop gone, and a boat across the main hatch.  On February 9 boarded the ship Mary Shepherd, with emigrants, bound for Adelaide.  Soon afterwards spoke the Dutch ship Southampton, in lat. 36ft 50 in long. 27ft 45in west.  On 10th spoke the brig Remark bound to Wellington from Otago.  The Evening Star has a dozen cabin passengers and equal to fifty-one in steerage, comprising twenty-five English, twenty-two Irish, and four   Scotch, belonging chiefly to the agricultural class.  The passengers speak in high terms of the ship captain and officers, and presented them with written testimonials this morning.  Her cargo consists of general merchandise.

Tasmania and Royal Stuart

THE LIGHTHOUSE
From the "Lyttelton Times"
March 11, 1863

 We understand that Captain Sharp, on part of the Marine Board, has fixed upon Godley Head as the site for the proposed lighthouse.  The tower, which will be about 15ft high, will be built of stone at an elevation of about 120ft above the level of the sea. The light will be visible from the deck of a ship at about thirty miles off the coast. The order for the lantern will go Home by this mail, and we shall probably have the benefit of the light in about nine months from the present time.

PASSENGERS BY THE AVALANCHE

From the "Lyttelton Times"
February 28, 1863

Arrived,  February 27, ship Avalanche, 692 tons tons, Scott, from London.
Passengers - Messers. Fountaine, Marshall, Burg, Mr and Mrs Tommey, M. and H. Toomey.

AVALANCHE
Master: Captain J. Stott
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1858
Tonnage: 753 tons using old measurements and 692 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1853 in Dundee
Owners: Park & Co.
Port of registry: Frasberg
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand 1860

Yellow metal consisted of 60% copper, 40% zinc and a little tin. The sheathing being held in place by copper nails.

Coppered: The hull of a wooden vessel sheathed below the waterline to prevent the damage caused by ships' worms (Teredo worm) and also the build-up of weed and barnacles which lessened the ships speed. A very expensive operation. What kept the worm out was the hot tar and felt that was used on the hulls to act as an insulation from the copper. Copper-sheathed vessels are quite free from its attack. Worms also avoided wood impregnated with iron rust while copper paint, coal tar frequently applied has the same effect. Vessels fitted with copper bottoms handled much better. Between 1777 -1780 the whole British Navy was coppered. Some few years after copper sheathing became general but the copper reacted with the iron fastenings. Copper, instead of iron bolts, were ordered to be used in all the ships.