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Arrival of the ships Electric, Maori, Siam, and Ida Ziegler

New Zealand Bound
from London to Auckland in January 1867

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Daily Southern Cross, 1 February 1867, Page 8

 25 — Maori, ship, 799 tons, Roberts, from London, with general cargo. Passengers — 77.
25— Electric, ship, 1,106 tons, Lewthwaite, from London, with general cargo. Passengers — 55.

January  10— Siam, ship, 743 tons, Captain Ashby. for London, with general cargo. Passengers— 60
Chile, ship, 787 tons, Stringer, for Port Chalmers, with 120 hones, 300 sheep, 10 tons hay, E. Graham ; 65 pkgs. ship's stores, as per entry inwards, repacked into 186 pkgs. oilmen's stores (part of original cargo). Passengers— 23.

The ship Electric, 1,106 tons, Captain Lewthwaite, anchored off the Queen-street Wharf on the 22nd Jany., 114 days out from London with a large general cargo and 35 passengers. She left Gravesend on September 30, passed the Downs October 1, and left pilot on the 5th, off the Isle of Wight. Experienced light variable winds down Channel, and took final departure on the 8th, with a fair easterly breeze, which lasted to 40' north latitude, 19' west longitude; from thence to the latitude of the Cape de Verdes, experienced nothing but southerly winds. From the Cape de Verdes S.S.E. Winds prevailed. Crossed the Equator on November 6 ; had very fair south-east tirades, and found south-east winds predominant when out of their limits which curried the ship in latitude 45' south, without a chance of making any easting, and finished off with a tremendous gale, the ship lying-to for five hours under fore and main lower topsails. After this succeeded 48 hours' calm. The wind then came from the northward; and in latitude 49', in which parallel the easting was run down, fell in with a large mass of icebergs, and continued running amongst them for three days and four nights. So numerous were they that the ship was obliged to run under easy sail during the hours of darkness. The last ice seen on this occasion was on the morning of the 4th December, in latitude 48' south, and longitude 11' east. ...When in longitude 167' had the wind east, which continued until making Auckland. Sighted the Three Kings on Wednesday, January 16, and since then had light variable winds along the coast. This is the first visit of the Electric to Auckland, although by no means the first visit of her commander, who was eleven years with Captain Reynolds, of the Ida Ziegler, and was last here in the capacity of chief-officer of that vessel five years ago. The passengers have arrived in excellent health, in medical charge of Dr. Pattie, who reports no sickness during the passage. Amongst the number we observe an old settler in the person of Mr. Daniel Lynch, who, we understand, only purposes a short stay in Auckland. The remainder are bona fide settlers, and include relatives and friends of persons already established in the colony. The Electric is freighted by Messrs. Shaw, Savill, and Co., and come consigned to Mr. David Nathan.

Passengers. Saloon:
Rev. Thomas Blain
Daniel Lynch;
Jane, Norma, Edward J., and Robert J. Norman
T. Commelioe
Eliza Hunt
John Brown

Second Cabin and Steerage:
Elizabeth Marshall
Ann Blain
George, Elizabeth, Florence, and Eda Testa
Robert Tuthill
Frederick, Joseph, and Alfred Rawlinson
Clifton Simpson
David Stuart
Henry, Elizabeth, and Lillie S. Garratt
Eliza, Margaret, Esther, Maria, Jane, William, Eliza, and Samuel Thomas
Helena, Margaret, and William Hollywood
James McKenna
John and Eliza McDonnell
Catherine Gelshara, Elizabeth Stephen,
Mary Wood
John Stephen
Henry and Henry William Simes
Frederick and Harriet Snawling
John Ryan
William Stonex
Edward Clarke
William Bennett
Henry Walker,
John White
Samuel Monks
Patrick Donann
Total, 55 ; 37 English, 14 Irish, 4 foreigners; equal to 494 statute adults. The following are the trades and occupations of the passengers : — 1 designer, 1 engineer, 5 farmers, 3 carpenters, 1 housewife, 1 servant, 3 shoemakers, 2 labourers, 1 miller, 2 tailors, 1 clergyman, 4 gentlemen.

Testimonial. On the arrival of the vessel at her destination, the following complimentary address was presented to Captain Lewthwaite by the saloon passengers :— " Ship Electric, January 22nd, 1867. "We, the undersigned passengers (1st cabin) by ship Electric, from London, wish hereby to express our sense of the general courtesy and kindness shown to u« by Captain Lewthwaite, Dr. Pattie; Mr. Gaye, the chief officer ; and Mr. Bowen, second officer, during a long voyage. We wish them all success in the future. " Jane Norman, Eliza Hunt., Daniel Lynch. T. Commeline, T. Dick." The testimonial was suitably acknowledged by Captain Lewthwaite, on behalf of himself and officers.

The good ship Maori, Captain D. F. Roberts, made the harbour early on the 24 th ultimo from London, after a pleasant but somewhat protracted passage of 117 days. The Maori left Auckland on the 4th of April last, under charter to her Majesty's Government for the conveyance of detachments of the 68th and 43rd Regiments. Colonel Mould and family, and Colonel Carey, were also passengers on the occasion, and the vessel reached her destination after a pleasant run of 13 days. After discharging Government cargo she was laid on again for Auckland, and left a full ship on the 4th of September. Owing, however, to a continuance of adverse winds, she wm unable to take her final departure until the 26th September ; and after having ridden out several gales in the Channel roadsteads, during a prevalence of the equinoxials, she passed the Isle of Wight on the day named. On the 10th of October passed and sighted the Island of Madeira, with variable westerly winds, which continued for several days afterwards. Made the passage inside the Cape de Verde Islands, and on the 4th of November, in 24' W., reached the equator 38 days out from the Isle of Wight. Had favourable winds generally, and made the Cape of Good Hope on the 4th December, 68 days out, in latitude 44-37 S. On the following day, in latitude 45' S., 21½ E she spoke the ship Sir Harry Parkes, bound to China from London. On the same day, December 5th, at 3 p.m , fell in with an iceberg, about 270 feet in height, in shape resembling a sugar-loaf laid longitudinally. The vessel was then in latitude 45 37 S., longitude 112.20. At 5.30 the same evening passed another iceberg, apparently of smaller dimensions ; and on the following day, in latitude 46 43 S., longitude 118 19, spoke the barque Monkchester, from London to Brisbane, 78 days out, the captain of which reported having seen the ice alluded to. On December 7, in latitude 46-29 S., longitude 122 34 E., passed more ice, and saw the last on the 30th of December, at 7 p.m., in longitude 126 48, latitude 46 41. On the 5th instant, rounded Tasmania in 46 S., 14740 E:, having experienced a succession of easterly winds since the 14th of December, when the vessel was in 33 51 S., 171 15 E. Sighted the Three Kings on the 17th instant, and had variable winds down the coast. The Maori brings a full general cargo and 77 passenger, and reports no sickness during the passage. On the 18th of November, the wife of Mr. George Stapp gave birth to a male child. The passengers were in medical charge of Dr. C. F. Lethbridge. The Maori is again freighted by Messrs. Shaw, Savill, and Co., and comes consigned to Messrs. Cruickshank, Smart, and Co.

Passengers-  Saloon :
Miss Coumbe
Miss F. Hemming, Major Fitzgerald (68th L.I.),
Mr. 'Thomas Steele, Mr. McDermott (M.S.S.)
Mr. Charles W. Alexander
Mr. Wilmoit Holworrthy (M.S.S.), Edith, Winifred, and Charles Holworthy
Miss Ellen Lynch
Mr. T. G., Sarah, Sarah E., Julia C, Joseph, and Eva Stack
Mr. Thomas and Emilie Davies
Mr. W. C. Bailey
Mr. Edward and Harriet John

Second cabin and steerage :
Elizabeth Seates
Charles and Rhoda Buckland
Mary Melville
Herman Fairfield
Ann Gillespie
Helen Morrison (2)
Henry, Jane, and John Smith
Ellen, Charles, and Sarah Hardwick
Mary A., Eliza, and Sarah Ellis
William Hopkins
Solomon and John Salmon
John Tootel
Henry J. Bell
James Koulston, William Hammond
Michael and Elizabeth Petereit
Francis Hemming
John Green
Lewis Morris
Sarah and Jane Lee
Charles Combs
William and Henry Davy
Gilbert Morrison
Ann Harvey
George, Mary A., Alfreld, and George Stapp
Richard Cameron
James O'Brien
Ann Baileys
Robert, Harriet, Mary A., Gertie, and Arthur  Adlington
Walter, Susan, Sarah A., Robert, Margaret, and Henry Adlington
William White
Total : English, 48 adults, 15 children, 5 infants ; Scotch, 1, Irish, 6 foreigners, 2; grand total, 77— equal to  64½ statute adults. The following are the trades and occupations of the passengers ;— 5 farmers, 2 clerks, 1 shopman, 1 ironmonger, 1 carder, 1 miller, 1 toolmaker, 1 calico printer, 1 carpenter, 3 farm labourers, 5 servants, 2 labourers, 1 mechanic, 1 miner, 2 merchants, 1 miller and farmer, 2 officers, 1 Government officer, 3 gentlemen, 1 settler,

The favourite trader Slam, in command of our old friend Captain William Ashby, sailed on on the 10th ultimo a full ship for London, with a valuable cargo of kauri gum, wool, and fifty passengers. This is the second voyage from this port of the Siam, although her commander has long been a favourite in the Auckland trade, in his command of the ships Maori and Mary Ann. The Siam arrived here on her present voyage on the 10th of September last, with a cargo of 1,225 tons general merchandise and sixty-three passengers, after a good run of 93 days. Immediately after her arrival she was chartered by the Government for the conveyance of troops and baggage to Hobart Town, and having completed her discharge sailed for that port on the 15fch of October with 374 rank and file of her Majesty's 14th Regiment, in company with the Monarch for Melbourne, and the Novelty for Adelaide, arriving at her destination on the 31st. She remained ten days at Hobart Town, and was freighted with building stone for this port, returning on the 21st November to load home. Notwithstanding several delays, the principal of which was an unnecessary change of berths insisted upon by the wharf authorities, to the annoyance of Captain Ashby, the vessel has met with quick despatch, and completed her loading in less than a month. The Siam left Auckland last year on the 7th of January, with the left wing of her Majesty's 70bh Regiment, numbering 324 souls, and a full cargo of wool and gum, arriving in London, after a passage of 84 days from port to port. On her present voyage she may be expected to reach London the first week in April, discharge and reload daring that and the following months, and leave for this port in June, so that we may expect her again in these waters in September next, with cargo and passenger?, after a voyage of 30,500 miles. She leaves port in admirable condition, her passenger accommodation possessing an air of comfort seldom met with. We wish her commander a pleasant and speedy passage. The following are her passenger and cargo lists : Passengers: Saloon
Mrs.W. Ashby
Captain W. C. Mair (12th Regiment)
Dr. Sisson (in medical charge)
Lieutenant Dent, R.N. (late of H.M.s. Salamander)
Miss McNaughton
Mr. Bailey (C.T.C.), Mrs. Bailey, child, and servant
Mrs. Bellairs and child
Mrs., Miss, and Master Dunkley
William Goodfellow
Master Spencer
Mr. Kirkpatrick
Mr. Black.

Second cabin —
Mesrrs. Pierce, Buttler, George Glenvilla, Benjamin Urbater, Abraham Wachtel, Benjamin Cunningham, James Kayel, John Skeen, T. Fleetcroft, W. Fleetcroft, Joseph Coulter,
Robert Scott
William Bannister
Joseph Fearnley
William Hart
Mr. and Mrs. Bullen, J. Bullen, T. Bullen, and H. Bullen
Hannah, Annie, and Fanny Cunningham
George Walters
Matilda Mills
George, Clara and Alice Mills ; Sarah Taylor ;
Mary Anderson
 total, 50.
Departure of the Siam. — The ship Siam, the second vessel of the season, sailed punctually to her advertised time on the 10th, the paddle-steamer Enterprise having been engaged to tow her round the North Head. She was unmoored shortly after noon, and taken out into the stream to await the tugboat, leaving the harbour with a fair wind about four o'clock. A number of friends accompanied the vessel down the harbour, returning in the tug with Messrs. Cruickshank, the agents, after wishing Captain Ash by and his passengers a pleasant and speedy passage home. The tug having dropped astern of the vessel, she made sail with a moderate favourable breeze, and would be enabled to make a long reach to seaward before night. We have to compliment the captain and agents, not only upon their punctuality, but the quick dispatch and comfortable appearance of the vessel as she left the port, with a large cargo and a full complement of saloon and second cabin passengers, particulars of which are given elsewhere. She may be expected to reach London the first week in April, and to return to Auckland harbour about the month of September next.

The favourite passenger ship Ida Ziegler, Captain Reynolds, sailed on 29th January, for London, with a full general cargo and 77 passengers. The Ida Ziegler arrived here on October 22, on her eighth voyage, after a smart run of 88 days, bringing a large cargo and 117 passengers. On her last trip from Auckland she conveyed troops, and made one of her characteristic runs to Plymouth ; and on the present occasion we expect her to make the fastest passage of the season, beating the vessels that have preceded her, with passengers and cargo, the product of the province. We have no doubt the passage will be not only speedy, but a most pleasant one to all on board, and in this respect fully maintain the reputation which the vessel, her commander, and officers have attained during a long experience in this trade. On her present voyage she was to have taken specie to the value of £20,000, on account of the Bank of New Zealand, but, owing to its non arrival in the steamer on Monday, she sails without it. She takes a cargo valued at £17,000, in addition to her engagement with H.M. Government for conveyance of 7,300 packages stores. The following are her passenger and cargo list — Passengers :
William Pheetap
Mrs. E. A., Miss Ida, and Master Harry Marvin
Henry, Mrs. R, Miss W., and Master Potter
Colin, Mrs. E., Miss E. A., and Miss A. Campbell
Edward Ford
Henry Somerville
George Griffin
John, Mrs. Margaret, and Master Donald Sutherland
Thomas G., Mrs. M., Miss E., Master Edward, Master M., and Master Thomas Wilson
Joseph and Mrs. des Forges
Frederick Wragg
Mr., Mrs., and Masters (2) Hobbs
Mr. W. Gruchy
Dr. A. C. Gray
Thomas Gimmell
James George, Vernon Pegler
Mrs. Ellem,
Christina and William Barnes
William Pearson
Richard Smith
George Walters,
James Cooper, Mrs. Susan and John Cooper
John and Mrs. Buttrick
John, E., and F. Buttrick
James Wallace,
Edward Holland
George and Mrs. E. McCaw
John Wood
Edward and Cuthbert Hughes
Charles and Newton Phillips
J. de Loint
Mrs. Mary Revell
C. Adama von Schlenterma
Alfred Haines
Ebenezer L., Mrs. Margaret, Isabella, and Jane Smellie
Thomas Ricksten
William Dester
James Randall
Alexander Hall
John Pilkington
Henry, E., and William Lewis
John Menny
Charles Anderson
Samuel Johnson
Thos. Pickston
total, 77.