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"Mariner"

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Otago Witness Saturday June 4, 1859 page 2

Shipping News 


Arrived  June 2, Mariner, 683 tons, Fraser, from London via Nelson. The Mariner, from London via Nelson, arrived at this port Wednesday. She brings 64 passengers, amongst whom are the Rev. E.G. Edwards and Rev. A.B. Todd.  Port Chalmers - June 1st at dark The Mariner from Nelson anchored abreast the Lower Beacon, having been at the Heads Monday week and driven off. 

Cabin:
Edwards		 Rev. E.G. and Mrs Edwards
Kinnear		 Mr Frank
Todd		 Rev. Mr. and Mrs Todd
Wallace		 Mr and Mrs
Wilson		 Richard Geo.

Second Cabin:
Finch		 Mr and Mrs
Finch		 James G.
Finch		 Marah J
Finch		 Frederick A.
Finch		 Arthur T.
Finch		 Alfred A.
Finch		 Ann I.
Finch		 Sydney S.
Hannah		 John
McIlwick	 Adam
O'Connor	 Benjamin C.

Steerage:
Aitken		 John
Armstrong	 Andrew
Brand		 James
Brown		 John
Brunton		 Mr and Mrs
Brunton		 Janet
Brunton		 Beatrice
Brunton		 Mary Anne
Brunton		 Charlotte 
Cairns		 Francis
Dickson		 Mr and Mrs
Dickson		 John
Dickson		 Eliza
Dickson		 Isabella
Dickson		 John
Dickson		 David
Dickson		 Margaret
Dickson		 Jane
Faulkner	 Charles
Hood		 George
Johnston	 Alexander
Johnston	 Beatrice
Jolly		 Mr and Mrs
McCarter	 David
MacKay		 Margaret
McIntosh	 Peter
Murray		 Mr and Mrs
Oliver		 Mr and Mrs
Oliver		 William W.
Oliver		 James H.
Oliver		 Agnes W.
Oliver		 Jane
Smith		 Thomas
Stevenson	 Mary
Stevenson	 Margaret
Walker		 Louisa

The Mariner has now for the fourth time cast anchor in our harbour, and by a remarkable and happy coincidence, just at the occurrence of the tenth anniversary of the landing of her first immigrants and passengers. Marking the circumstance by visiting the worthy bark that had ferried them from land of their fathers across the deep, and for that purpose engaged the steamer Victoria to carry them thither.
 First voyage 1849, 2nd voyage 1850

How different now the conveniences for landing to what they used to be. The passengers of the "Mariner" are brought up by a steamer, and are landed on a jetty. At the time we speak of, immigrants, unless they arrived at Dunedin at the top of high water, had to get overboard in the mud and water, and walk ashore, or charter some one to carry them.

Pleasure Party to the Ship "Mariner."

The day was delightful, one of those radiant, bracing winter days which we so often have, and about forty persons, young and old, reached the good ship a little after noon. There were numbered among those some who, having brought large families to the colony, have now around them their children's children: staid fathers and blooming young mothers, who were boys and girls on the deck of the Mariner ten years ago; On nearing the ship, she was discovered to be gaily decked in holiday attire for the occasion; and in reply to the lusty cheer of the: "original Mariners," boomed forth a salute of cannon, with the additional performance on the cornet-a-piston, by one of the ship's apprentices, of appropriate air "Should auld acquaintance be forgot," A true-hearted sailor's welcome on board was given to all by the Captain, who provided an ample dejeuner for the entire party in the cabin. The "old ship," the mate and crew," the "original Mariners," - none of whom, it was asserted, had ever regretted coming to Otago, were severally toasted, with three times three, "Health, prosperity and long life to Captain Fraser." 
    The party returned to town by moonlight. Some there were there, who had slept in an open boat on the harbour on  their first night of their landing, ten years ago, who could not fail to be struck with the contrast of their passage if one hour, on this occasion, from Port Chalmers to Dunedin in the Victoria.
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