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Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 1st
1883. Pages 14 & 15
Per Te Anau (for Sydney via the East Coast)- for Lyttelton
Cowan Mr and Mrs Gainsford Mrs and children Hird Captain Rogers Mr Scott Mr Smith Mr Per Te Anau for Wellington- Gaisford Mr and Mrs and 2 children Glasgow Mr and Mrs Oakden Mrs Simpson Mr Per Te Anau for Napier- Headland Mr Per Te Anau for Auckland- Currie Mr Exley Rev. H Kenderdine Mr Morrow Mr O'Meagher Mrs Wilson Mr Per Te Anau for Sydney- Kane Mr Per Waihora for the Bluff- Arnott Captain Milamply Mr Porter Mr Per Waihora for Melbourne- Flynn Mr Byng Rev Mr Dungan Mr Holt Mr Horner Mrs Lyon Mrs Millington Mr and Mrs Netherwood Mr Williams Mrs and child Friday. Arrival. Per Hawea from the North- Aylmer Mrs Boyd Mr Carrington Miss Carrington Mr Jones Mr Penny Miss Rodrigues Mr Rorton Mr Smith Miss Spicer Mr Thackell Mr Todhunter Mr and Mrs And 7 steerage Saturday. Arrival. Per Taiaroa from Timaru- Dodd Miss Ford Mrs Guilbert Mrs Lachose Mr Marder Miss Pearson Mr Rainton Mrs C B Smith Master Stumbles Miss Ward Mr West Mr Saturday. Departures. Per Wakatipu for Wellington- Abritch Mr Bowman Mr (2) Scott Mr J Stavely Mr Per Wakatipu for Sydney- Barnes Mrs and family (3) Benjamin Mr Kelly Mr Murphy Mrs Whale Miss Whale Mr (2) And 7 Chinese Tuesday. Arrival. Per Tarawera from Melbourne via the Bluff- _orce Miss Amos Mr Andrews Miss Andrews Mr Barr Mr and Mrs and 3 children Earle Captain Le Cren Miss Le Cren Mr Le Roy Mr Lewis Mr McMaster Mr Marks Mr Murphy Mr and Mrs Phillips Mrs Stephenson Mr and Mrs Tozer Captain Wackrill Mr And 22 steerage Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Ringarooma from the North- Aird Captain Bennett Mr A Darling Mr J Duncan Mrs Gray Mr J R Hay Mr J James Mr Walter Mrs And 8 steerage Per Beautiful Star from Timaru- Gun_ Mrs servant and child Manning Mr Musker Mrs and child And 1 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Tarawera for Wellington- Austin Mr Merrick Miss O'Connor Mr and Mrs and family Salmond Professor Shepherd Mr Wales Mr and Mrs Per Tarawera for Napier- Atkinson Mr and Mrs Drake Mr Per Tarawera for Auckland- Berens Mr Turner Mr and Mrs
It seems that there have been various inaccuracies in the
published statements concerning the Takapuna's first passages
between Lyttelton and Wellington. The correct times were as follows:-
Wellington to Lyttelton Wharf, 13 hours 10 minutes; and to Lyttelton Heads,
10 hours 20 minutes. The first 40 knots were done in 2 hours 20 minutes, and
the first half of the passage in 5½
hours. From Lyttelton to Wellington the times were:- From wharf to wharf, 12
hours 12 minutes; Heads to Heads, 11 hours 20 minutes.
THE DIRECT STEAMERS.
The Ionic sailed from Lyttelton for London, via Rio Janeiro and St Vincent, on Saturday afternoon-
Saloon: Booth Mr W A Bottomley Mr Bottomley Mr Bottomley Mrs E Crook Mr H Glasgow Mr W J Grafton Mr Hilton Mr Jackson Mr J Mackie Mr and Mrs Roland Mr Tweed Dr Second saloon: _itol_gater Mrs Sarah Douglas Master Henry Douglas Miss Lottie M'Cowan Agnes M'Cowan Alexander M'Cowan George M'Cowan James M'Cowan Mr and Mrs Monk Miss Mary P Smith Miss J A Summerhayes Miss Summerhayes Mrs Steerage: Adamson Mr Brown A Crawford Crowther Mrs Hall Eliza Harper Knight James Lott E J M'Kenzie John Menzies Mr and Mrs Miles Mr Reid Mr Scott __ Vernon Mr Wignall H Wills Robert
CHRISTCHURCH, November 24.
The New Zealand Shipping Company have been advised by cable from London that the Tongairio arrived all well at the Cape of Good Hope at 5 a.m. on November 20, making the passage from Plymouth, including detention at Teneriffe, in 21 days 5 hours. The British King called at Teneriffe on the 10th inst., en route for Wellington.
1st Dec. 1885 Otago Witness pg 15.
Death: On the 27th November, at Scotia Street, Port Chalmers, peter Logan, marine superintendent Albion and Shaw shipping Company; aged 56.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 8th 1883. Pages 14 & 15 Thursday. Arrivals. Per Hauroto from Sydney - Hegarty Rev. J O'Farroll Rev. T Robinson Miss M Vaughan Rev. E Per Hauroto from Wellington- Bayliss Mr A Clarke Mr A Cooke Mr Hutchinson Captain M'Nicol Mr Mantell Hon Mr Moffatt Captain Nancarrow Mr and Mrs And 16 steerage Friday. Arrival. Per Wanaka from the North- Lightband Miss Lloyd Mr Robertson Mr Walch Mr And 4 steerage Saturday. Arrival. Per Mahinapua from the West Coast- Davidson Mr Robin Mr Twining Mr and Mrs and 2 children Monday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Akaroa- Aylmer Mrs Paul Miss Paul Mr Simpson Mr Per Wanaka for Wellington- Bennett Mrs and infant Gray Miss Gray Mr Per Wanaka for Nelson- Jones Mr Per Wanaka for Taranaki- Hunter Mr Per Wanaka for Manukau- Briscoe Mr Walker Mr and Mrs and infant Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Wairarapa from Melbourne- Campbell Mrs Grant Mr Gray Mr Gray Mrs Jenkinson Mr Mendoza Mr Morison Mr Paulin Mr Paulin Mrs Sherris Mr Simpson Mr Tole Miss (2) Tole Mr Walker Miss Walker Mr Per Wairarapa from Hobart- Bleese Mr T S Dean Mr Dean Mrs Pitt Mr Pitt Mrs Smith Mrs J Southam Mr T F Tuesday. Departures. Per Rotomahana for Melbourne- Bishop Mrs Beresford Mr Cartwright Mr Clulee Mr Collins Mr Grummett Mr Hislop Mrs Jones Mr McGrath Mr McLaren Miss Smith Mr U'ren Mr Wilson Rev. J C Per Hauroto for Lyttelton- Adams Miss Per Hauroto for Wellington- Lindon Mr Stephens Mr Per Hauroto for Sydney- Barclay Mr Chalmers Mr Hellyer Mr and family Scoular Mr and 2 Chinese Wednesday Arrivals Per Manapouri from Sydney via the North- Ancell Mrs Anderson Mrs Binney Miss Couper Mr Cotterill Mrs and 2 children Drummond Mr Fox Mr Hadfield Mr Haslam Mr Hill Rev. J Horne Miss Jones Mr Lloyd Captain Macrae Mrs Moore Mr Muir Mrs and 2 children Nevill Mr Rooke Miss Ross Miss Scott Mr Sime Mrs Wignall Mrs And 11 steerage Per Beautiful Star from Timaru- Cousins Miss Coxhead Mr Hungstone Mr Roughton Mr Thompson Miss Trezise Mr And 1 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton- Cameron Mr Per Wairarapa for Wellington- Blaam Mr Moyse Miss Souness Mr Per Wairarapa for Nelson- Silverstone Mr Per Wairarapa for Napier- Butt Mr Inglis Mr MacMahon Mrs Per Wairarapa for Auckland- McDonald Mr Oakden Mr Reid Mrs and (?) children Stewart Mr Stewart Mr and Mrs W Per Wairarapa for Sydney- Garson Miss Wood Mr
The ship Nelson has taken in 4924 sacks of
grain, 37 casks of tallow, 150 bales wool, and 50 bales of skins.
The barque Splendid is ready for sea, and will leave for the South Sea whaling ground in a few days.
The ship Jessie Readman has taken in 1724 sacks of grain, and in addition to this she has on board 1400 cases of preserved meats for transhipment to the steamer Triumph.
There are already 2000 bales of wool in the Albion Company's sheds ready for transhipment to the Triumph or some other steamer.
The barque Superior has put out 13,171 bags of sugar, and will be clear of cargo tomorrow morning.
The Wairarapa, on her outward trip, made the smartest passage on record between the Bluff and Melbourne, via Hobart, the time occupied being under 4 & ½ days, allowing for the detention at Hobart.
THE S.S. TRIUMPH ON A ROCK.
Auckland, November 30.
The Shaw, Savill and Albion Company's direct steamer Triumph, which left for the South last night, was observed this morning hard and fast on Shearer Rock, which is about half a mile east of Tiri Tiri lighthouse at the entrance to Hauraki Gulf, 20 miles from Auckland. The rock has 2ft of water on it at low tide, is steep, and marked by a buoy anchored in 14 fathoms of water.
The Waitaki, Glenelg, and Iona have returned from the Triumph at Tiri Tiri. At 7.39 this morning the steamers named, with the Argyle, which had been lying by the vessel all night, made a united effort to tow the big steamer off the reef, but after over an hour's trial it had to be abandoned as unsuccessful.
The statement of the lighthouse-keepers is that shortly before the Triumph struck on the south-east point of Tiri Tiri, the lighthouse-keeper on duty observed a steamer standing towards the island, and took it to be the Stella coming with stores for the lighthouse, as they knew she was at Auckland. As she got close the lighthouse-keeper saw it was a much larger vessel. He went and roused his mate, who turned out to see the sight. They commenced joking together, saying the steamer was going to rush the lighthouse and jump their claim. As the steamer still stood on they felt sure something serious was wrong. The officer on duty returned to his post at the lighthouse, and his mate went down the face of the cliff, calling as loudly as possible to the steamer, which warning was evidently not heard, as she still kept straight on for the shore. Shortly afterwards, he heard the noise of the vessel grinding on the reef, and a confused sound of voices on board. He then called out, "You're ashore." The reply was "Yes, where are we?" The lighthouse keeper replied, "On Tiri Tiri itself." A voice then called out, "How far are we off?" and he responded, Don't I tell you you are on Tiri Tiri itself. Is the vessel damaged?" The reply was, "Don't know, am going to back off" He called out again, "You had better fire a rocket ashore with a line attached," and he struck a match to show them where to throw it. The rocket was not thrown, and no further information vouchsafed from the steamer, so the lighthouse keeper returned to his quarters.
Auckland, December 3.
The steamer Annie Millbank called at the Triumph this morning on her way up from the Hot Springs. She had on board a very great deal of engineering talent. A boat was lowered, and a party, including Captain Anderson, the masters of the Embleton, Bengal, and Helen Denny, and Messrs G Fraser, James Stewart, W. Lodder and Black, went on board. The captain of the Bengal expresses himself of the opinion that the Triumph can be got off if proper appliances are used. He saw the Sorata of 2000tons, when she went ashore at Adelaide, and he considers she was in a much worse position than that of the Triumph. She was also half filled with water. His idea is that the Triumph can also be got off if the action taken is prompt, and if the weather holds good.
A conference of engineers, consisting of Messrs George Fraser, W Lodder, John Stewart, George Black (Thames), and David Gouk, and the captain, was held this afternoon for the purpose of considering the possibility or otherwise of lifting the Triumph off the rocks into deep water with the agency of compressed air. It was generally agreed that the project was feasible and eventually the proposition was adopted, which it was resolved to at once submit to the agents of the vessel, Messrs L.D. Nathan and Co, its terms however, have not yet transpired.
It is really not known who the underwriters of the vessel are, and the amounts of insurance are not known. Brown, Campbell and Co., the local agents of Lloyd's, refused to take the vessel when offer of abandonment was made, because they do not know whether she is insured in Lloyd's or not and they would not do so until the inquiry. If they had accepted, they might have incurred expense and risk, and then found that Lloyd's was not concerned. The other companies involved would instruct their own agents.
Dr Menzies of the Triumph, states in reference to the withholding of the gratuities which are usually paid to the captain and doctor, that the statement published might have led to the inference that there were improprieties between the officers and the immigrants, but that there was nothing of the kind at all. It was between some of the passengers and the immigrants.
There is a strong feeling of sympathy in the ship for Captain Brotherton in his misfortune, and those under him all speak very highly of him. He has held a command since he reached the age of 22, and at the present time is considerably under 40. This is said to be the first mishap that has ever occurred to a vessel under his charge.
The Shaw, Savill and Albion Shipping Company's steamer Triumph was built in 1880, by Messrs R Dixon and Co., of Middlesboro', under special survey, while her engines and boilers were also constructed under special survey by Blair and Co (Limited), of Stockton-on-Tees. She is owned by Messrs M'Intyre Bros, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Her dimensions are:-Length, 340ft; breadth of beam, 37ft 2in; and depth of hold, 27ft 1in. She has engines of 400 horse-power, the cylinders being 43in and 80in respectively, with a length of stroke of 54in, her boiler pressure being 80lb to the square inch.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December 15th 1883. Pages 14 & 15. Thursday. Departures. Per Manapouri for Hobart- Attewell Mrs and family Beeves Mr and Mrs Berry Mr (2) Burgess Mr Campbell Mr Creacy Mr Dalton Mr Galloway Mr and Mrs Haddock Mr Lea Mrs Paterson Mr Reid Mr Rippingale Mr Rounter Miss And 15 steerage Per Manapouri for Melbourne- Cowan Mr Fergus Mr (M.H.R.) Fowell Mr and Mrs Jones Mrs and 2 children M. H. R. Mr McPherson Mr Price Mrs Rutherford Miss Thomson Mr Saturday. Arrival. Per Rotorua from the North- Bayliss Mr Bounder Mr Kemp Miss Lovegrove Miss (2) Strong Mr Tate Miss (2) Walsh Mr Webb Mr And 4 steerage Tuesday. Arrival. Per Waihora from Melbourne- Balcome Miss Balcome Mrs Beggs Mr Bell Mr Bell Mrs and family Cahill Mr Dwyer Mr Fitzroy Miss Harrison Mr Jacomb Miss Logan Mr M'Donald Mr (2) M'Donald Mrs Massey Mr Mollison Mr Moore Mr Moore Mrs Pollock Mr Scoular Mrs Searle Mrs Simon Mr Smith Miss Smith Mr Stevenson Mr Trestrail Mr Waldock Mrs Woolridge Miss Woolridge Mrs And 29 steerage Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Tarawera from Sydney via the North- Baird Mr Ballantyne Mr Collie Master Coxen Mr Gibbs Mr Gillies Miss Gillon Miss Gray Mr Humphries Miss Inglis Mr Kean Mrs Metcalfe Mrs and boy Mills Master Mills Mr Moyse Miss Moyse Mr Newman Mrs O'Connor Mr Oliver Mr Parker Mr Parker Mrs Parsons Mrs and child Pickles Mr Reefer Mr Rogers Mr U_lin Miss Wheeler Mr Per Tongariro from London (October 29)-
Saloon: Ballard Mr and Mrs J Barker Mr and Mrs J M Bathgate Mr Beckett Mr Biden Mr Bord Mr Brown Mr and Mrs W G Burt Mr and Mrs J Davis Mr and Mrs N H Dickson Mr Dilloway Mr and Mrs J Forde Mr Gossett Dr and Mrs Gossett Mr G Gossett Miss Hartnell Master Hartnell Mr and Mrs Henry Miss (2) Henry Mr Henry Mrs Heyward Mrs Hill Miss Hoare Master (3) Hoare Miss (2) Hoare Rev J O'B and Mrs and family (5) Murphy Miss Osborne Mr and Mrs J Page Mr ?Henry Patullo Mr Pharazyn Miss Pharazyn Mrs Quick Mr Rait Miss (2) Rait Mr Reynolds Mr Royston Miss Scott Mr Sladden Mr Smith Mr Smith Rev F? S Thorpe Mr Todd Mr W_ight Mr Watson Mr Wilson Mr (2) Second cabin: 66 Steerage: 240
Wednesday. Departures. Per Waihora for Wellington- Gibbs Mr Linton Mrs Neil Mr Nicholls Mrs Williams Mr Per Waihora for Napier- Gow Mr Neal Mr and Mrs Per Waihora for Auckland- Child Mrs and 2 children G__dheim Miss Graham Mrs and 2 children Lindon Mrs Mos_ Miss Platt Mr Quinn Mr and Mrs and family Robertson Miss Surcombe Mr Sainsterry Mr Sniuer Mr and Mrs Per Waihora for Sydney- Richmond Mr
The s.s. Hawea was floated out of the Graving
Dock yesterday, and her place taken up by the s.s. Ringarooma,
which goes in for scraping and repainting.
The barquentine Anna, 46 days from the Mauritius, arrived at the Heads yesterday morning, and was towed up the harbour to Dunedin.
It is possible that Mr Pearce, the builder of the wonderfully fast boats of the Guion line, will not finish his career as a shipbuilder until he has built steam ships which will be able to cross the Atlantic in five days. But there are three other things, which he must also accomplish in order to make these boats a success. They must be seaworthy, must be cheap enough to leave some chance of a profit, and must not cost more to run than can possibly be earned to cover maintenance expenses.-New York Maritime Register.
The new Guion steamer Oregon attained a speed of 20 knots an hour on her trial trip.
The s.s. Ringarooma was floated out of the Graving Dock on Tuesday forenoon, and the s.s. Rotorua taken in for her periodical overhaul.
THE STRANDING OF THE TRIUMPH.
Auckland, December 3.
All hands except the captain and chief officer left the Triumph last night, fearing that she would break up during the northerly gale which set in. The waves took her farther on the rocks and knocked her about considerably; but the wind moderated by midnight so averting total destruction. The water increased considerably, but the pumps got it down again this morning. Tenders are now called for by the agents for floating the vessel and delivering her in Auckland. If a suitable tender is not received by Monday, she will be sold by auction.
AUCKLAND, December 12
The Triumph is now breaking up. The sea last night drove her farther on to the rocks, and was making clean breaches over her, while today it is found that the bottom is out of the fore hold. The engine-room and No 2 compartment are full of water. Captains Worsp, Clayton, and Fraser went down last night and made a survey. They recommend that everything that can be got out of her be taken out at once and be sold, and this will be done. An official inquiry has been arranged to take place on Thursday next. A steamer and barge have gone down with a winch to remove the engines, threshing machines, and other large packages of cargo for Southern ports.
A great deal of speculation has been indulged in concerning the cost and value of the wrecked steamer. In the course of conversation this morning the engineer stated that the Triumph originally cost £45,000 independent of the Haslam refrigerating apparatus with which she is fitted. She was built at a time when there was a great depression of trade and iron work was cheap, and he considered that the same contract would not now be taken at a less figure than £50,000. At the same time he does not believe that she could be repaired in Auckland under £30,000 and ridicules the idea of paying £8,000 or £10,000 to float the ship and bring her into port. He says that putting the cost of floating and repairing together, it would almost bring the total up to the cost of new vessel, and it should be remembered that the Triumph is now three years old. He further considers that the engines, or at least the best part of them, could be taken out of the steamer now.
It is reported that the ship is insured in Tyneside companies, but it is not definitely known whether or not this is so.
Otago Witness 15 Dec. 1883, pg 18.
Amongst recent arrivals in Dunedin is Mr Robert Nicholson, for 20 years a member of the Town Council of Dumfries, who has come with his family to settle in Otago. Mr Nicholson is a brother of Mr John Nicholson, head master of the Kaitangata School.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December
22nd 1883. Page 18.
Per Omapere from the West Coast- Hook Mr And 2 steerage Thursday. Departure. Per Tarawera for Melbourne- Bennett Mr Brindley Mrs Clarke Mrs and servant Gervoise Mr G A Holmes Miss Holmes Mrs McAdam Mr Macfarlane Mrs and child Munro Mrs and infant Pigou Miss Stirling Mr Sykes Mr Weir Miss Friday. Arrival. Per Wakatipu from Sydney- Collins Mr Crowell Captain Lees Mr Pearson Mr Sandford Mr Sandford Mrs Simon Mr Simon Mrs Williams Mr Wright Miss And 13 steerage
Friday. Departure. Nelson for London Saturday. Arrival. Per Marlborough from London (September 12)-
Saloon: Brock Mr Clark Mr Clutten Mr Middleton Mr Steerage: Allen Mr Bayley Mrs Dickie Mr and Mrs and child Edmitt Mr Fiddian Messrs (2) Gregory Messrs (3) Holmes Mr Knight Mr and Mrs and 2 children M'Cutcheon Mr Macdonald Mrs Mortland Miss Sharp Mr Stevens Mr and Mrs and 2 children Taylor Mr Williamson Mr
Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Rotomahana from Melbourne- Carey Mr and Mrs and child Cates Mr Cook Mrs Coverlid Mr Dodge Mr Fulton General Greville Mr and Mrs Harcourt Mr Hasted Miss Hazlett Mr Henning Mr Kennedy Mr Kennedy Mr and Mrs Kennedy Mrs Kirkwood Mr Livingstone Miss Macdonald Mrs and family (2) Perkins Mr Phillips Miss Pirani Mrs Renwick Mr and Mrs Rogers Mrs Stewart Mr Tolano Mr Walton Mr and Mrs and 2 children Withers Mr and Mrs infant and nurse And 22 steerage Per Rotomahana from the Bluff- Waterstone Mr Per Mahinapua from the West Coast- Lawrence Miss Mackay Mr Thomson Miss Thomson Mrs And 1 steerage Tuesday. Departures. Per Wakatipu for Wellington- Gore Miss Haworth Mr (2) Mantell Mr Miniver Mr Nicholls Miss Per Wakatipu for Auckland- Mowatt Miss Per Wakatipu for Sydney- Armand Mrs and family Bennett Miss Cuthfield Mr Healey Mrs and family Stebbin Mr Stevens Mr White Mr and Mrs And 1 Chinese
The barque Wild Wave was towed to Dunedin
yesterday morning by the s.s. Plucky.
The ship Coriolanus has taken in 749 sacks wheat, 112 casks oil, and 6 valves.
The ship Marlborough transhipped 1175 packages of powder to the schooner Ark yesterday, and was towed up to the Railway Pier by the s.s. Plucky.
The s.s Omapere left the Rattray street Wharf yesterday evening for Auckland, via the East Coast ports.
The ship Jessie Readman is fast filling up with cargo. During the last few days wool has been coming in very rapidly, and she will be ready for sea on her advertised date.
The s.s. Tongariro is clear of her cargo for this port, and is taking in wool and cereals. She will be ready to take in frozen mutton today, and will meet with quick despatch.
The barque Charite was towed up to Dunedin yesterday by the s.s. Plucky.
The brig Star of the Mersey was towed down from Dunedin yesterday afternoon by the s.s. Plucky.
The number of British vessels reported as wrecked during the month of August last were as follows:
Sailing vessels, 43, of 13,858 tons;
steamers 13, of 8202 tons-
a total of 56 vessels and 22,060 tons.
Ninety-two lives were lost, 15 in the sailing vessels and 77 in the steamers.
Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Te Anau from Sydney via the East Coast- Anderson Mr Austin Mr Beal Miss Campbell Mr Cotter Miss Cousins Mrs Dawson Miss Dommett Mr and Mrs Drummond Mr Duncan Mr and Mrs Duncan Mrs Elliston Mr Fergusson Mr Fitzgerald Mr Griffiths Miss Hackworth Mrs, servant and child Hardie Miss Hartley Mr Headman Miss Hislop Mrs Houghton Mr and Mrs Hunter Mr Lyall Mrs and family (?) and nurse M'Gillivray Captain McIntyre Mrs, servant and child M'Laren Miss Macintosh Miss Morris Miss Newman Mr O'Connor Miss Parky Mr Pollock Miss Seville Mr Stewart Mr Syme Mr Waldegrave Mr and Mrs Wallace Miss Watt Mr And 3 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Rotomahana for Lyttelton- Graham Mrs Henderson Misses (2) Henderson Mrs Jackson Mr Per Rotomahana for Wellington- Brighting Mrs and family (3) Finch Mr McKenzie Mr and Mrs Vivian Miss Per Rotomahana for Napier- Brown Miss Smith Mr and Mrs Per Rotomahana for Auckland- Brennan Mr Dreyer Mr Gordon Miss Jones Mr Luks Mr and Mrs Morton Mrs and 2 children Pinder Master (2) Watson Mr Wood Mr L B Per Rotomahana for Sydney- Rice Mrs Stuart Master Stuart Mr Wise Mr Per Rotomahana for Russell- Thomas Mr
THE SALE OF THE TRIUMPH.
Auckland, December 13.
About 1000 persons assembled today at Exchange Hill to witness the sale of the wreck of the Triumph. The first lot offered was the cargo remaining in the ship, consisting of two cases, of the estimated value of £530, coal, and 300 tons of railway iron. The whole was sold for £130, Mr Oxenham being the purchaser. The Haslam refrigerator was then offered, and realised £320, Mr Aitken being the purchaser. The hull, machinery, anchors, &c, were then offered, and the bidding started at £500, the lot being knocked down at £2100 to Mr W. Aitken.
The hull, machinery, and refrigerator were bought by Mr W Aitken, on behalf of Mr Fraser of Fraser and Tinne, engineers, who has entered into some arrangement with the Auckland Freezing Company by which he undertakes to deliver the purchase in Auckland, when it will be taken over by the Company. Mr Fraser left for the wreck this afternoon, in order to make the necessary inspection before commencing operations for the removal of everything possible.
The Shaw, Savill, and Albion Shipping Company's ship Nelson was towed clear of the Heads on Friday, and sailed for London with the following cargo:-
3457 bales wool £69,140 0 0 42 bales sheepskins 840 0 0 111 bales rabbitskins 2,553 0 0 5094 sacks wheat 5,094 0 0 86 casks tallow 330 0 0 7 bales basils 70 0 0 5 casks pelts 50 00 3398 cases meat 6,796 0 0 83 hides 41 10 0 10 packages sundries 200 0 0 Total £85,114 10 0
The Nelson left the port in splendid trim, and
should make a good passage Home. We wish Captain Bannatyne "Bon voyage."
BY way of endorsement of the opinions expressed by others as to the elegance of the Union Steam Ship Company's vessels, the following is taken from an article on "Atlantic Steam Navigation," by Archibald Forbes, published in the Sydney Morning Herald of the 17th ult. Describing the White Star liner Britannic, he says:-"The saloon, although not comparable in aesthetic beauty of adornment to that of the Wairarapa, of the Union Company of New Zealand, to my thinking the most beautifully decorated ship in the world," &c., and again; "I have not yet seen an Atlantic liner whose stateroom accommodation is equal in completeness, prettiness, and comfort to that which the Australasian voyager will find on some of the best of the Union Company of New Zealand's steamers- the Wairarapa, for instance, or the Manapouri- spring mattresses, electric lights, smart and sedulous attendance, cleanliness of linen, airiness, and ample daylight these latter afford."
Otago Witness 22 December 1883 pg 21
The Dunedin Harbour Board's Dredge 222 made the passage out in 121 days, including detentions.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday December
29th 1883. Page 15.
Per Oreti from Wanganui- M'Kenzie Mrs and 4 children for the Industrial School Robertson Mrs Thursday. Departures. Per Te Anau for the Bluff- Churchward Mrs Per Te Anau for Hobart- Colman Mr Nicholson Mrs and 2 children Wallcott Master Wallcott Mr Ward Mr Per Te Anau for Melbourne- Baldwin Mrs and family (4) Clarke Mr and Mrs Cook Mr Gross Mr Joseph Mr King Mr Park Mr Strode Mr Wallcott Mrs Webb Mr and Mrs and 2 children Friday. Arrival. Per Wanaka from the North- Avery Mr Barkley Miss Blannet Miss Calcott Mr Covey Miss Dalrymple Miss Fisher Mr Fitchett Mr Gainsford Mrs and family Harris Miss Kirkham Mr Liggins Mrs Lintott Mr Paul Miss Paul Mr Robertson Miss Watson Mr Watson Mrs Williams Mr And 7 steerage Saturday. Arrival.
Per Victory from London (October 27)- Second cabin: Bellamy Mr W Duncan Mr and Mrs Huskisson Mr William Jackson Mr John Lewis Mr and Mrs and family (3) Macandrew Mr A H Martin Mr C H Sharpley Mr Thomas Southern Mr William Speechley Mr Edward Tait Mr and Mrs Steerage: Ashton G Ashton George E Ayling George Bartholomew James Benson Frederick Blacklock Mr and Mrs and family (3) Boese James B Boulter William Bowie Henry Brown William Bryant Annie Bryant Sarah Bryant William G Cammon Thomas Carroll Richard Cooper George H Cox Charles Curtis Charles Duncan Mr and Mrs Emmett George Emmett Mr and Mrs Fernby Mr and Mrs and family (2) Foster Thomas Gaghagan Thomas Garrett William Geddes William Greerage Mr and Mrs Grose Mr and Mrs Hamilton Mary Holdburg Johann Holdstrom Erik Hourston Clementina Jones E H Jones Mr and Mrs and daughter Karlson Johann Lobb Mr and Mrs and family (4) M'Laughlin Charles Malcolm John Molloy J Morris Clara Myers Mr and Mrs and family (2) Newman Alfred Newman Lily Newman Walter Norton Arthur Pickard Mr and Mrs and family (6) Poyser Frances Pragnell William Richards James Richards Mr and Mrs and family (2) Salton Mrs J Sloan W Smith John Stone Mr and Mrs Toomey Daniel Torrens J Underwood Walter Vickery W J Waddingham Mr and Mrs and family (6) Walker Mr and Mrs and daughter Wilkins Caroline Wilson William Worker Henry
And 333 immigrants
Tuesday. Arrivals. Per Taiaroa from Timaru- Cuthbert Mr M'Farlane Mr Sims Mr Per Manapouri from Melbourne, via the Bluff- Boyd Miss Campbell Mr Coltier Miss Day Mr Dixon Dr Doolan Miss Douglas Miss Fenwick Miss Fenwick Mrs Hayward Mr Hughes Mr Kelly Mr Lithbridge Mr Lubecki Mr M'Donald Miss M'Donald Mr Menlove Misses (2) Miller Miss Milton Miss Robertson Mr Shappere Mr And 17 steerage
The ship Marlborough has discharged about half
her cargo. She put out two heavy lifts yesterday.
The ship Coriolanus has taken in 200 bales wool, 749 sacks grain, 5 tons manganese, 112 casks oil, and some sundries.
The ship Taranaki is to meet with quick despatch. She has the following cargo on board:-
1414 bales wool
25 bales rabbitskins
A large steamer supposed to be the New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Tongariro, had a look in at Oamaru on Saturday on her way north. She steamed in at half-speed to within 250 or 300 yards of the breakwater, and then headed north. We observe that she also called in at Timaru. This visit, no doubt, has been made as an introduction to two of her future ports of call.-Oamaru Times.
Per Stella from Campbell Island-
Crawford Mr M (2nd officer) Henderson Mr A Herting Mr W [Hertwig] Huber Mr E (boat's crew Sarah W. Hunt) Account pg14 Tierney Mr M Whittle Mr
Per Hauroto from Sydney-
Bright Mr and Mrs Charles Burne Mr Logie Master M'Laren Mr Moore Mr Woolf Mr Per Hauroto from Wellington-
___m_son Mrs Anderson Miss Ashby Mr Cable Mr and Mrs and family (3) Clark Miss Doull Mr Edwards Miss Hamerton Miss Isles Mrs Krull Miss Lubecki Miss M'Donald Mr Monteith Miss Oliver Miss Oliver Mr Rankin Mr Sidey Misses (2) Sidey Mr and Mrs Silverstone Mr Smith Mr Solomon Mr Stewart Mr and Mrs Walker Miss And 21 steerage
The Jessie Readman is to sail for London today, taking the following cargo:-
4152 bales wool £83,010 0 0 30 bales sheepskins 600 0 0 4 bales rabbitskins 92 0 0 2 bales leather 50 0 0 1739 sacks wheat 1,739 0 0 Total value £85,491 0 0
The New Zealand Shipping Company's steamer Tongariro left the George street Pier on Saturday at 8.45 a.m. for London, via Lyttelton. Her draught of water was 20ft 4in aft and 18 ft forward. As the vessel left the wharf three hearty cheers were given for Captain Hallett, who showed his acknowledgements, while the Tongariro's crew returned the cheers as heartily as they were given. She has met with quick despatch during her nine days stay in the port, fully 4000 tons of cargo having been put out, while she takes the following Homeward cargo:-
10,672 carcasses mutton and lamb £15,858 0 0 2345 bales wool 46,840 0 0 87 bales rabbitskins 2,001 0 0 64 bales leather 1,280 0 0 12 bales basils 120 0 0 7 sacks wheat 7 0 0 379 sacks oatmeal 379 0 0 1625 sacks flour 3050 0 0 105 kegs and cases butter 210 0 0 20 pkgs sundries 200 0 0
Total value £65,945 0 0*
[*Incorrect total. Should show £69,945 0 0]
In addition to the above she took four boxes gold.
FOUNDERING OF THE S.S. LILLIE DENHAM.
We regret to announce the foundering of the s.s. Lillie Denham in the fishing ground off Stewart's Island on Wednesday morning. Captain Scollay reports having left Half-moon Bay at 8 a.m. on Wednesday for the fishing ground, where they were engaged in fishing until 12.30 p.m., when the boy [found] no iced water in the stokehole. On examination it was found that the stokehole was full of water, and the fires going out, and it was evident the vessel had sprung a leak. Steam was at once got up to full pressure, and the vessel ran for Boat Harbour, Bunker's Island, distant about three miles from the fishing ground. She had not steamed far before the water gained so much that steam was lost, and although all sail was made and the boat sent out ahead to tow, when about one mile and a half from the island the flood tide caught her and drifted her about four miles off. All hands bailed and pumped, but all was of no avail, and it was resolved to abandon her. This was done about four miles from land, and the steamer sank about 10 minutes after being left. The crew succeeded in reaching Stewart's Island by 8 o'clock that night, and were conveyed to the Bluff yesterday afternoon in the cutter Rimu. From enquiries made, there is reason to believe that the vessel was insured for £1000 with the National office, which had reinsured in other offices for £750, retaining £250 risk. This arrangement is the latest that we can learn of, and may not be the existing one.
The steamer Lillie Denham, which foundered in Foveaux Strait on Wednesday last, was a wooden vessel of 20 horse- power. Her gross tonnage was 3_ tons, and net 21 tons. She was built at Sydney in 1878, and was 64ft long, 13ft 6in broad, and 6ft 1in deep. She was a very handy little vessel, and was for some time employed as a steam-tug at Port Chalmers, her then owner being Mr T H Dodson, who afterwards sold her, and she was taken round to the Bluff.
FOUNDERING OF THE TASMAN
(Hobart Mercury Times)