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Transcription Otago Witness Saturday October 6th 1883. Page 15 Thursday. Arrival. Per Wakatipu from Sydney- Burt Mr Burt Mrs Cole Mr M'Whinnie Mr M'Whinnie Mrs and family Murdoch Mrs Wilson Miss And 18 in the steerage Friday. Departure. Per Wairarapa for Melbourne- Cranstoun Mr Feldman Mr Goderyn Mr and Mrs Gon Allah Mr Grace Mr Hogan Mr Jones Mr Mendershausen Mr and Mrs Moore Mr Thompson Mr Wilson Mrs, child and servant Tuesday. Arrival. Per Te Anau from Melbourne- Fraser Mrs and child Nancarrow Mrs Piller Miss Menlove Mr and Mrs Tresedor Mr B_ddycomb Mr Davidson Mr Campbell Mr Heath Mr Keogh Mr U'Ren Mr And 20 steerage Tuesday. Departures. Per Wakatipu for Wellington- Niven Mr
Per Wakatipu for Sydney- Alexander Mr Arthur Mr B_ack Mr Connor Mrs Hill Miss M'Gill Mrs Millar Mr Murdoch Mr Roberts Mr Wilson Mr And 7 Chinese Per Wakatipu for Newcastle- Stubbins Mrs and child Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Waihora from the North- Ancell Mr Bailey Mr Boyd Mr Brown Mr Brown Mrs Davies Mrs Findlay Mr Fraser Mr Gowen Mr Henderson Mr Henderson Mrs Robertson Mr Salkeld Mr Von der Heyde Miss Wood Mr And 10 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Te Anau for Lyttelton- Berry Mr Boyle Mr Gordon Mr Greaves Mrs M'Gee Mr Milne Mrs Nob_e Mrs and family (3) Shearer Mrs and 2 children Stephenson Mr Watkins Mr Per Te Anau for Wellington- H_ffernan Mr D Per Te Anau for Napier- Carter Miss Per Te Anau for Gisborne- Best Mrs and Miss Per Te Anau for Auckland- Barr Dr Carter Mr Crawford Mr (2) Folgrove Mrs Murray Mrs Wendon Mr
Just a week marked the stay of the steamer Fenstanton in the port of Otago, and during that period she put out 2000 tons of inward cargo, coaled, and shipped a large quantity of cargo for the Home Country. She left Port Chalmers at 11.25 a.m. on Friday in charge of Mr Pilot Paton, drawing 19ft 5in aft and 18ft 8in forward, and proceeds to Lyttelton, where she completes her loading for London. The Fenstanton met with very rapid despatch, notwithstanding the inclement weather which marked her stay here. The following cargo was taken from Otago:-
7790 sacks grain £7,700 60 casks tallow and pelts 500 920 bales wool and skins 18,000 7 pkgs sundries 140 5968 carcasses mutton 8,352 Total value £34,692
In addition to her general cargo she took two boxes of gold.
The Fenstanton left the Port in excellent order, and after
clearing the Heads shaped a course for Lyttelton.
Otago Witness Saturday October 13th 1883.
Otago Witness Saturday October 20th 1883. Pages 14 & 15.
Per British Queen from London-
Saloon: Briscoe Mr G Duckworth Miss Second cabin: Brown Miss Carter Miss Higgins Miss Higgins Mr and Mrs Third class: [R?B?]ovan Mr Allsop Mr Corkam Mr Davidson Mr Griffiths Mr and Mrs and child Jowett Mr and Mrs and family (2) Landies Mr Leonard Mr M_rrow Mr Martin Mr Nelson Mr and Mrs and child Nicholson Mr and Mrs and family (4) Pearson Mr Ross Mr Sharp Mr and Mrs and family (4) Smith Mr Watt Mr Webb Mr and Mrs Woodgate Mr and Mrs and family (3) And 86 immigrants, equal to 74 adults.
Per Manapouri from Sydney- Bird Miss Cohen Mr Dodd Mrs Duke Mr Duke Mrs Fairweather Miss Fitzherbert Mrs Graham Mr Hardy Mr Herbert Mr Herbert Mrs Hill Miss Hunston Mr Irwine Mr (2) Joyce Miss (2) Lowe Mr Maberley Miss Monckton Dr Pointon Mr Pointon Mrs Powell Mr Reid Mrs Strange Mr Symons Mr Wright Mr Wright Mrs And 10 steerage Friday. Arrival.
Per Takapuna from Glasgow (April 17)- _odder Mrs Anderson Mr Darling Mr J Dobbie Mr and Mrs Ferguson Mr W Fergusson Mrs Lewis Mr M'Adam Mrs and 2 children M'Andrew Mr M'Gorrey Mr M'Lean Hon. Geo. M'Loughlin Mr E P Mathieson Mr, Mrs and Master Neilson Mrs and 2 children
Otago Witness 20 October 1883, Page 10
Among the passengers by the Union Company's new steamer Takapuna, which arrived at Port Chalmers on Friday evening, were the Hon. G. M'Lean and Mr John Darling. Both these gentlemen have returned from their trip to the Old Country in renewed health, and were heartily welcomed by a great number of their friends on the Takapuna's arrival.
Otago Witness 20 October 1883, Page 15
ARRIVAL OF THE TAKAPUNA.
The latest addition to the steam fleet of the Union Company, and the twenty seventh vessel bearing their flag, reached Port Chalmers at 7.3o p.m. on Friday, and was berthed alongside the Bowen Pier. Here she was perfectly rushed by persons anxious to view this, which is supposed to be the Company's crack boat. After she had been cleared in by the Customs authorities, the Press representatives carded her, and although the time was a little late, they could but acknowledge the beauty of the vessel's lines, as she is built of mild steel, and rigged as a schooner, her masts being also steel; her upper decks are of the same metal, but are sheathed with teak and kauri-pine timbers, the latter wood having been sent Home by the Company expressly for the construction of their boats. She is fitted with hurricane decks, which afford beneath them a number of excellent cabins devoted to the üse of first-class passengers. She is lit throughout by Edison's incandescent system of electric light, and this is also applied to her mast-heads, side-lights, and holds. There are on her top-gallant forecastle two miniature turrets, from which the regulation lights are exhibited ; while there is every modern improvement supplied her which can in any way tend to the rapid intake or output of her cargo. As we stated some months since, the Takapuna is not to be considered as an ordinary passenger carrying and cargo boat. She is intended to be a despatch vessel, and will run the mails between the Manakau and Lyttelton, and for this purpose she is eminently fitted. She has beautiful lines, is built of mild steel, while her scathings are far above the requirements insisted upon under Lloyd's register, in which class is 100 Al. Her dimensions are as follow :- Length between the perpendiculars, 220 ft; breadth moulded, 3 ft ; and depth of hold, 18ft 6in. She is constructed on the cellular water ballast system, which enables her to adjust her ballast trim up to 172 tons, and which can, of course, be lightened at any time deemed advisable, by means of the very powerful steam-pumps she carries. Her engine-room and boilers are placed amidships, and are without doubt the most beautiful we have yet seen. The boilers ate constructed of mild steel and are double ended, being fed by 12 furnaces. The flues are constructed with Fox's corrugated patents, and are also supplied with the latest modern improvements. She is fitted with compound intermediate surface-condensing engines, the cylinders being respective y 39in and 68in in diameter, with a length of stroke of 39in. They are capable of working up to a maximum of 2500-horse power, which force is necessary to be developed in order to drive the vessel at the rate of 15 knots per per hour, a speed which was successfully attained on the measured mile at her trial trip. In the engine room which is under the charge of our old friend Mr J.B. Hutton, is a testing house parent engine which drives the dynamo machine, supplied by Messrs Alley, M'Lellan, and Co. of Glasgow, and which produces the electric light used throughout the vessel; while in case there should be any failure in this system of lighting, provision is made to have recourse to either oil or kerosene. The Takupuna is steered by steam, and there is every modern improvement is placed on board in order to save labour and ensure the rapid despatch of the vessel Upon an average consumption of 18 tons of coal per, diem _ during the passage out she has succeeded in maintaining a speed averaging from 11 to 12 knots an hour. The engines have worked remarkably well, the revolutions at full speed being registered at 105, and the average at 80. ...
Friday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Lyttelton- Abercromby Mr Bates Mr Beaven Mr Bowden Mr Critchi_ Mr and Mrs Devon Mr Doats Mr Drybrough Mr Duncan Mr Evans Mr (2) Feald Mr Gould Miss Greaves Miss Herbert Mr Hodges Miss Howie Rev Mr and Mrs Lloyd Mr Lonsdale Mr Lord Mr M'Donald Mr and Mrs and family Mellor Mr Mellor Mr and Mrs Pattiman Mr Pearson Miss Phillips Mr Rogerson Mr (2) Sampson Mr Saunders Mr and family Stalker Mr Stavely Mr Thirlwell Mr and Mrs and family Per Wanaka for Wellington- Carter Miss Paske Mr Seymour Miss Per Wanaka for Hokitika- Brett Mr Per Wanaka for Nelson- Stevenson Mr and family Per Wanaka for Auckland- Croft Mr
The following was the Fenstanton's cargo Home:-
From Port Chalmers, 2 boxes gold (27_9oz)
Original for London 1 case, 324 bales rabbitskins, 576 bales wool, 67 bales basils, 4 bales crop offal, 58 bales leather, 5_5_ carcasses frozen mutton, 8 pkgs sundries, 44 casks tallow, 3 bales skins, 1650 sacks flour, 275 sacks oatmeal, 10 sacks pease, 18 casks pelts, 5697 sacks wheat. From Lyttelton- 12 bales leather, 11 bales basils, 4142 sacks wheat, 137 bales wool, 1 bale hair, 102 sacks bones, 54 sacks hoof, 5 cases horns, 12 bales flax, 1381 frozen sheep, 32 casks tallow, 71 bales skins, 10 casks pelts, 20 sacks horns and bones.
Per Hawea for Lyttelton- Adams Mr Aldridge Mr Beddingfield Mr Broadbent Mr Canott Mr Crozier Mr and Mrs Duckworth Miss Fleming Mr Gorgde Mr and Mrs Green Miss Green Mrs Grisby Mr Hall Miss Herman Mr (2) Landles Mr Law Miss M'Bride Mr M'Caughan Mr M'Donald Mr (4) M'Nally Mr and family (9?) M'Phure Mr and Mrs Portbury Mr and Mrs Swanson Mr Todd Mr Wagstaff Mr (2) Wright Mr Per Hawea for Wellington- Belles Mr Breden Mr Bushey Mr Cleming Mr Conley Mrs Glass Mr Graham Miss Graham Mrs Haggon Mr Hodson Mr and Mrs Holli_ay Miss Holloway Mrs Jones Mr M_tham Mr M'Donald Mr and family Main Mr Mathews Mr and family Middleton Mr and Mrs Robertson Mr Row Mr Waid Mr Per Hawea for Auckland- Macildowney Mr and Mrs Wheeler Mr R T
Per Jessie Readman from London- Saloon: Brown Mr and Mrs and child Saxelby Mr Wayte Mr Williamson Miss And 29 steerage
Tuesday. Arrival. Per Wairarapa from Melbourne- Blackadder Mr Blackadder Mrs Crocker Mrs Duke Mrs Falconer Captain Hancock Mr Hazlett Mr M'Donald Master M'Donald Mr M'Pherson Mr M'Pherson Mrs Masterton Mr Munro Mr Pearson Mrs Singer Mrs Wealo Mr And 16 steerage
Out of her 4000 tons of cargo the steamer British Queen has only about
3_0 tons dead weight remaining on board yesterday. She is another proof of the
despatch which marks the discharge of cargo in this port, little over 70 hours
having elapsed since she first commenced to put out her inward freight.
As illustrating the strength of a sou'-wester in the harbour on Saturday morning, it is stated that the boat belonging to the steam tug Lyttelton was hanging in the davits of the steamer on Saturday morning, when the tug went down to the Heads to the Annie, and the wind more than once completely threw the boat over in ailings. The boat is a heavy one, and the force necessary to make it revolve in the davits must have been a considerable one.- Press.
The barquentine Clara E. M'Gillivray was towed up to Dunedin, yesterday evening.
Wednesday. Arrival. Per Te Anau from the North- Butterworth Mr Carter Mr S and family Chambers Miss Cock Mr Cohen Mr (2) Edmond Mr Findlay Mrs Galli_ Mrs and child Galli[e?o?] Mrs Harris Mr Henderson Miss Levy Mr G M'Glashan Miss M'Kellar Mr Pearce Mr Reid Mr Rich Mrs and child Rowe Mr P? Scott Mr R Teasdale Miss Tri_master Mr Trythall Mr Watt Mrs and child Wilkins Dr Young Miss Young Mr A Young Mrs And 18 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Wairarapa for Lyttelton- Adams Mrs and family Clark Captain Mellor Mr Swanston Mr Williamson Miss Yates Mr And 3 seamen Per Wairarapa for Wellington- Cox Miss Jones Miss L_chman Mr Per Wairarapa for Napier- Irvine Miss Irvine Mr Per Wairarapa for Gisborne- M'Neill Mr Per Wairarapa for Auckland- Court Mr L Graham Mrs and family (6) M'Lennan Mr M Meunier Mr Weston Mr Wilson Mr Wilson Mr R
The steamer British Queen has already taken in over 1300
carcasses of mutton.
The Jessie Readman came over the bar, drawing 18ft 8in, on the first quarter flood on Monday night.
Before the days of dredging she would have had to wait for high tide.
The steamer British Queen has taken in 3316 carcasses of mutton. She is expected to leave for Lyttelton on Saturday.
The New Zealand Shipping Company's ship Hurunui, which arrived off the heads on the forenoon of the 16th inst., was tendered yesterday morning by the tug Plucky, and came up to the Export Pier at 7.30 a.m. She has some 1800 tons of cargo, of which 1100 tons are general, and the remaining 700 tons dead weight.
The new steamer Koranui, built to the order of Captain Williams, of Wellington, for the West Coast coal trade, came into port at 5 a.m. yesterday, and passed up the harbour to Dunedin in charge of senior Pilot Kelly. The Koranui was built expressly to Captain Williams' order by Messrs M'Intyre, of Glasgow, and appears in all respects suitable for the trade in which she is to be chiefly employed. She is 170 ft long, with a beam of 25 ft and depth of hold 14 ft. Her gross measurement is 600 tons, net 301 tons. Her engines are compound, of 75 horse-power nominal, and indicating 520 horse-power if required. She has steel boilers, pressed to 90lb. Her consumption of coal is extraordinarily small, as proved by the fact that she was under steam for 65 days' averaging nine knots, and only consumed six tons of coal per day. She can carry 550 tons on a draft of 12ft 9in, so that she is specially adapted for trading in shallow harbours. She is fitted fore and aft with tanks for water ballast, and has powerful pumping and donkey engines of improved types. Her rig is that of a topsail schooner. The saloon is amidships, and is very comfortably fitted up, while there is a pleasant smoking-room on deck.
ARRIVAL OF THE BRITISH QUEEN.
The New Zealand Shipping Company's chartered steamer British Queen, the fifth of the direct line of steamers from Great Britain to this Colony, arrived at Port Chalmers at 10 a.m. on the 11th, and was berthed at the George street pier, drawing 21ft of water aft and 16ft forward. She crossed the bar at three-quarters tide under the charge of Senior-pilot Kelly, and came up to the wharf in splendid style, having 509 passengers for New Zealand, of whom were 86 assisted immigrants for Otago, and 150 for the district of Canterbury. The British Queen was built in 1880 by Messrs Harland and Woolff, of Belfast, for the British Shipowners' Company, of Liverpool, and is classed 100 A1 at Lloyd's. She is engined by Messrs J. Jack and Co., of Liverpool, and has a pair of compound surface condensing engines, the diameter of the high pressure being 28in, that of the low pressure 60in; the nominal horse-power is set down at 400. She is specially fitted for the conveyance of frozen meat, and has chambers fitted up in the most perfect style, the refrigerating engineer being Mr R. E. Hamilton. She brings about 400 tons of cargo, of which 2000 tons are for Dunedin, and the remainder transhipments for other ports of the Colony. Her passengers for all the ports of New Zealand number 509 persons. Of these 144 are for the district of Otago, 150 for the district of Canterbury, and the remaining 310 for Northern parts of the Colony.
The whole distance run by the steamer British Queen from London to Otago has been 18,235 miles, the time occupied by her in doing so being 46 days 9 hours, which the navigating officer (Mr Saw) sets down as follows:-
Days. Hrs. Min. Miles London to Plymouth 1 1 5 298 Plymouth to St. Vincent 7 18 50 2,249 St. Vincent to Capetown 14 18 31 3,938 Capetown to Port Chalmers 22 18 34 6,750 Total 46 9 00 13,235
ARRIVAL OF THE TAKAPUNA.
The latest edition to the steam fleet of the Union Company, and the twenty seventh vessel bearing their flag, reached Port Chalmers at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, and was berthed alongside Bowen Pier. Here she was perfectly rushed by persons anxious to view this, which is supposed to be the Company's crack boat. After she had been cleared in by the Customs authorities, the Press representatives carded her, and although the time was a little late, they could but acknowledge the beauty of the vessel's line, as she is built of mild steel, and rigged as a schooner, her masts being also steel; her upper decks are of the same metal, but are sheathed with teak and kauri pine timbers, the latter wood having been sent Home by the Company expressly for the construction of their boats. She is fitted with hurricane decks, which afford beneath them a number of excellent cabins devoted to the use of first-class passengers. She is lit throughout by Edison's incandescent system of electric light, and this is also applied to her mast-heads, side-lights, and holds. There are on her top-gallant forecastle two miniature turrets, from which the regulation lights are exhibited; while there is every modern improvement supplied her which can in any way tend to the rapid intake or output of her cargo. As we stated some months since, the Takapuna is not to be considered as an ordinary passenger carrying and cargo boat. She is intended to be a despatch vessel, and will run the mails between the Manukau and Lyttelton, and for this purpose she is eminently fitted. She has beautiful lines, is built of mild steel, while her scantlings are far above the requirements insisted upon under Lloyd's register, in which her class is 100 A1. Her dimensions are as follows:- Length between the perpendiculars, 220ft; breadth moulded, 3_ft; and depth of hold, 18ft 6in. She is constructed on the cellular water ballast system, which enables her to adjust her ballast trim up to 172 tons, and which can, of course, be lightened at any time deemed advisable, by means of the very powerful steam-pumps she carries. Her engine-room and boilers are placed amidships, and are without doubt the most beautiful we have yet seen. The boilers are constructed of mild steel and are double ended, being fed by 12 furnaces. The flues are constructed with Fox's corrugated patents, and are also supplied with the latest modern improvements. She is fitted with compound intermediate surface condensed engines, the cylinders being respectively 39in and 68in in diameter, with a length of stroke of 39in. They are capable of working up to a maximum of 2500 horse power, which force is necessary to be developed in order to drive the vessel at the rate of 15 knots per hour, a speed which was successfully attained on the measured mile at her trial trip. In the engine-room, which is under the charge of our old friend Mr J. B. Hutton, is a testing hou_e patent engine, which drives the dynamo machine, supplied by Messrs Alley, M'Lellan and Co., of Glasgow, and which produces the electric light used throughout the vessel; while in case there should be any failure in this system of lighting, provision is made to have recourse to either oil or kerosene. The Takapuna is steered by steam, and there is every modern improvement placed on board in order to save labour and ensure the rapid despatch of the vessel. Upon an average consumption of 18 tons of coal per diem during the passage out she has succeeded in maintaining a speed averaging from 11½ to 12 knots an hour. The engines have worked remarkably well, the revolutions at full speed being registered at 105, and the average at 85. We must certainly congratulate Mr Hutton on the successful manner in which he has brought the vessel out, considering that he had no opportunity displaying her at full speed, owing to the fact that her bunker space would not permit him to exceed a limited speed. The Takapuna is undoubtedly a passenger vessel, and although she will carry a fair amount of cargo, she may be fairly considered to be a despatch boat, set apart by her enterprising owners to perform the task of rapid communication from the two extreme points of the Colony.
THE DIRECT STEAM LINE.
The New Zealand Shipping Company has received cable advice of the arrival (all well) at Plymouth of the s.s. British King on the 13th inst., the actual steaming time being under 41 days. Refrigerator has worked satisfactorily, and meat in prime condition.
The s.s. Catalonia arrived (all well) at Plymouth on the 14th inst.
ARRIVAL OF THE JESSIE READMAN.
The ship Jessie Readman, from London, arrived at Port Chalmers and anchored in the Powder _round at 11 p.m. on Monday. She brings 1800 tons of cargo, of which 1000 tons are dead weight and the rest general, together with about 14 tons of powder, stowed in a properly constructed magazine. She has also 35 passengers, who are all in good health.
Transcription Otago Witness Saturday October 27th 1883. Page 14.
Per Nelson from Glasgow (August 2)-Saloon: Ferguson Mr (2?) Forsyth Miss And 305 steerage and nominated immigrants
The Albion and Shaw Savill Shipping Company's clipper Nelson
arrived off the Heads on Friday forenoon, reporting all well. She was tendered
by the s.s. Plucky and towed across the bar at 2 p.m., anchoring
off Mansford Bay at 3.10 p.m. The Nelson on this occasion has fully
maintained her prestige as a clipper, having made the passage from anchor to
anchor in 77 days, and from land to land in 73 days. This is decidedly the
smartest passage of the year, and the good ship comes into port in the most
perfect order. Two births have to be recorded- viz, the wife of Frank M'Leod of
a daughter, and the wife of John Todd of a daughter. Boat and fire drill was
constantly practised throughout the voyage. Divine service was celebrated
whenever the weather permitted, and the naval amusements were carried out with
great spirit. We must not omit to mention that a school was held on board under
the supervision of Mr Campbell, a competent master, and it was well attended
both by children and adults. Strict watch was kept over all the compartments,
and everything passed off in the most satisfactory manner. The nationalities of
the passengers are as follows:-
English, 71; Scotch, 194; Irish, 94; and 4 foreigners. The single females were, as usual, berthed in a compartment underneath the poop-deck. It was beautifully clean, and its neatness speaks well for the occupants, of whom there are 141. They are, we believe, principally domestic servants, and have a very high character from Dr M__ey. The compartment occupied by the married people and their children was amidships, and was without doubt scrupulously clean. It was occupied by 69 married couples and 97 children. The usual hospital and dispensing was in this compartment. In the forward compartment of the 'tween deck the single male passengers, numbering 65, were located. This is a part of an immigrant ship that is usually found in a state of confusion, but on the present occasion the Nelson is an exception, as the single men's quarters are quite as clean and tidy as any other part of the passenger compartments.
Per Wanaka from Northern ports- Duckwell Miss Evans Mr Graham Mrs No_ris Miss Nowell Captain Pickett Mr Ryan Mr Saturday. Departure. Per Manapouri for Melbourne- Barker Mr Barker Mrs Black Mr Davis Mrs Drumm Mr Dundon Mr Foley Mr Francis Miss Gibb Mr Gray Mr Lingham Miss M'Auliff Mr M'Fedian Mr Matheson Mrs Notting Mr O'Neill Mr Pegg Miss Pizey Miss Queen Mr Sharp Mr Simpson Mr Smith Mrs Spencer Mr Strachan Mr Wilson Mr Monday. Departures. Per Wanaka for Akaroa- Fraser Miss Per Wanaka for Wellington- Bushel Mr J Francis Mr D Per Wanaka for Nelson- Carrington Miss Tuesday. Arrival. Per Waihora from Melbourne- Belborough Mr Bolton Mr Bolton Mrs Cra_ford Miss Crompton Mr Davy Miss Edwards Mr Edwards Mr Farquhar Mr Fergus Mr Fischer Mr Fischer Mrs Hamilton Mr Howard Mr Jones Mrs Rental Mr Ro[w?]an Mr Robinson Mr S___n Mrs Sime Mr Weston Mr Wredo Miss And 17 steerage Wednesday. Arrivals. Per Waitaki from Timaru- Acland Miss Acland Mrs Br_oks Mrs Bre_ze Mr Butcher Mr Gillespie Mr (2) M'Gui_ness Mr Quelch Mr And 2 steerage Per Ringarooma From Sydney- Christopher Miss Neilson Mr Per Ringarooma from the Coast- Bagley Mrs Baird Mr Blacklock Mr Byrno Mr Carew Mr and Mrs Clephane Mr Dunford Miss Kennedy Mrs Lewis Miss Miller Mr and Mrs Sandstein Mr and Mrs And 8 steerage Wednesday. Departures. Per Waihora for Lyttelton- Ald_ich Miss Cunningham Mrs Gordon Mr Jamieson Mr Per Waihora for Wellington- Caw Mr Murdoch Mr Sinclair Miss Tayl_r Mrs Per Waihora for Gisborne- Morgan Miss Morgan Mr Per Waihora for Auckland- Ba_ton Mr (2) Crosson Mr Exley Mrs Findlay Mrs and child Horne Mrs and child Jack Mr Smith Miss Per Waihora for Sydney- Horton Master (2) Horton Mr M?arry Captain W J
The New Zealand trade will shortly be able to boast of the finest
electrically equipped vessels afloat. The spirited owners of the New Zealand
Shipping Company's fleet have just entered into a contract with the Edison
Company's branch in Scotland for the lighting of their three new streamers with
the incandescent light, each to be fitted with a duplicate set of Edison's
marine dynamos and engines, one set being for reserve in case of emergency.-
The steamer British Queen left the George street Pier, Port Chalmers, at 6.15 p.m. on Monday for London, via Lyttelton, her draught of water on leaving being 20ft 2in aft, and 19ft 2in forward. Her outward cargo from this port is as follows:-
264 bales wool £5,280 0 0 69 bales sheepskins 1,389 0 0 243 bales rabbitskins 5,589 0 0 83 bales leather 660 0 0 24 bales basils 240 0 0 5 bales rags 25 0 0 7528 bags wheat 7,528 0 0 398 bags oatmeal 398 0 0 1320 bags flour 2,620 0 0 88 casks tallow 440 0 0 20 casks sheepskins 100 0 0 6 casks oil 489 0 0 142 kegs butter 284 0 0 4 boxes butter 50 0 0 14 casks skins 42 0 0 20 pkgs sundries 400 0 0 8 tanks oatmeal 120 0 0 7018 carcasses mutton 8,773 0 0 Total value £34,589 0 0
ENGLISH SHIPPING. Per P. and O.'s Ballarat, ___ sail on September 1[3?8?], for Auckland- Pit_ Dean Mr and Mrs Per Ballarat for Port Chalmers- Bennet[s?t?] Mr and Mrs Per Ballarat for Lyttelton- Heythorne Mr Per P. and O.'s steamer, to leave London on October 11 for Port Chalmers- Fenwick Miss and maid Fenwick Mr F Kirros Mr S Paulen Mr and Mrs For Lyttelton- Symons Mr For Wellington- Brice Mr T A Per Ionic, to sail on September 20 for Wellington and Lyttelton- Saloon: A[i?l?]dis Professor and Mrs W B? and family Abraham Mr L Atkinson Mr R D Brooke Mr and Mrs R Browning Miss Annie Browning Miss Helen Carr Mr Frederick Culliford Mrs [C?O?] Edmett Mr William Fricke Mr and Mrs F Gardner Mr and Mrs H and family Hector Miss Hubert Miss Harriet H Hyams Mr Frank Insull Mr James N Lane Mr [P?B?R?]__ll N Leary Mr R H Leitch Mr John M'Donald Miss B M'Leod Mr and Mrs and family Nu[t?]tal Mr and Mrs W and family Ponsford Mr Ernest Rushton Miss E?D? J Rushton Mrs Sealy Mr and Mrs H [B?R?] and son Silk Mr Robert Smith Mr Ernest B Tetley Mr and Mrs R B and child Von Lenderfeld Miss E Von Willer Miss N Warboys Mr and Mrs [C?O?] and daughter Wikinson Mr and Mrs J? M and Son? Second saloon: Ager Mr G Baker Mr E S Barlow Mr? J Bind Mr and Mrs R Birkett Mr G Cambridge Miss T Campbell Miss M A Cooke Mr M Dawson Miss A Giles Mrs Gough Mr and Mrs Graham Mr J Gray Mr W C S Groves Mr C J Harrison Mr G Harrison Mr J Hatchwell Mr and Mrs R Hird Mr and Mrs A Hudson Mr and Mrs F Jeffrey Mr and Mrs F E Ken_ Mr and Mrs B and family Kent Mr H E Leary Mr H Leech Mrs and child M'Lennan Mr R M'Neil Miss C? M'Neil Mr A M'Neil Mr D M'Neish Mr and Mrs and daughter Mullin Mr and Mrs and family Paul Miss M and infant Pillar Mr E Powell Mr and Mrs and family Quinn Mr and Mrs T and family Richardson Mr W J Robinson Mr W F Robinson Mr William Shadwell Mr J L Shak[e?s?]pear Mr E Stables Mr Thomas J Stickney Mr L Sutherland Mr J C C Thorpe Mr John Triggs Mr and Mrs and family Turner Mr John Watson Miss R
DIRECT STEAMER FOR OAMARU.
Mr John Reid, in his letter to the Oamaru Harbour Board, says that he has
For the s.s. Delhi to make six voyages "from Oamaru or Port Chalmers to London," and for the credit of Oamaru he is anxious that "Oamaru should be the port of arrival and departure for the whole of these trips." He goes on to say:- "The Delhi has been refitted with new boilers and engines, and will have refrigerating machinery put up sufficient to take 20 000 to 24 000 sheep each voyage. She is 315(?)ft long, 38ft beam, 1293 tons register, and 2009 tons gross register, and when entering the harbour with coal, &c on board will draw about 18ft. When loaded with meat cargo she will draw about 20ft. The commencement of loading for the first voyage is fixed for February 14, 1884, and my object in now addressing you is to urge upon you the importance of having a berth ready to receive her at that date. I need not point out to you the great and important effect the safe loading of such a ship in our harbour would have on the minds of those underwriters and shipowners with whom I have lately been in communication concerning the nature of the port and its right to the most favourable consideration in the matter of insurance. My own willingness to risk the loading of a valuable cargo in this vessel in the port of Oamaru is the best evidence of my sincere belief in its safe character. I trust, therefore, that the Board will see it to be their duty, if necessary, to make a special effort to prevent the necessity of my sending this ship to Port Chalmers to receive her cargo. I do not think that it would be needful to have the new wharf finished. All that would be required would be the necessary depth dredged for her to lie in at low water, and a sufficient part of the wharf to enable railway trucks to come alongside a part of the vessel."
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter Thursday 11 August 1881 page 2 Perilous
(Newcastle Herald of yesterday.)
The small screw steamer Lilie Denham, 21 tons register, Captain George Greenwood, and owned by Messrs. Leask and Bradley, of Timaru, N.Z., returned to port yesterday morning, after one of the most exciting trip chronicled for a long time past. The Lilie Denham was recently engaged as a passenger ferry steamer between Bulmain and Sydney, but was purchased by her present owners to do duty as a steam tug at Timaru. Accordingly she was brought on to Newcastle, and after taking in a cargo of coal, including about five tons of deck cargo (consisting of coal in bags) left for her intended destination about four p.m. on Monday last. She was, as stated, under the command of Captain Greenwood, the chief officer being Mr. J. Ness Keith, and the chief engineer, Mr. Leask (part owner), Mr. Bradley (another part owner) being also on board, and a couple of firemen-making a list of six in all. After making about five hours excellent running under steam and sail, the captain reports having met with very heavy weather and stiff S.E. seas, during which, from constant plunging and heavy working (it is supposed) the vessel unexpectedly started to leak. So quickly did the water make that it was found necessary to lighten her by jettison of the deck load-by good fortune carried in bags. Before this could completed, however, leaking increased so rapidly that she was best part of gunwale under, and in momentary risk of filling and going down with all hands, all hope of saving her having been temporarily abandoned. The engine fires were flooded out, and the vessel became almost unmanageable. The hand-pump was started, and bailing carried on incessantly until about 3 a.m., when the engines were got somewhat under command, but no steam of any pressure could for a long time be got up owing to the coal in the bunkers being thoroughly drenched with salt water, whence little headway was made until about a.m. yesterday. Wore ship, and stood the land under soil as the only chance safety, about 11 a.m., but failed to the wind being off the land. While attending to the sails, the chief mate Mr. J. Ness Keith, had the muscles of his right hand badly stretched. When in the act of 'bouting ship the main sheet carried away, and in his endeavours to hold on to the broken end, flapping sail jerked the limb so severely as to necessitate it being put into splints at Dr Knaggs' surgery. Mr. Keith, it may be mentioned, stuck well to his post, remaining on duty at the wheel for eighteen and a half hours without relief, save for when taking refreshment in the shape of a cup of coffee. About eight a.m. a little headway was made, and the unlucky craft eventually sighted Redhead, Newcastle harbour about eleven o'clock. She will resume her voyage under sail.
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