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Evening Post August 15th 1881

The barque Algoa Bay, Captain Emmett, was towed in by the steamer Kiwi at 10 p.m. on Saturday. She left Glasgow on the 30th April, and the Tail of the Bank on the 2nd May. To the meridian at Greenwich had variable weather, principally adverse, thence to the Snares made a good run, averaging over 200 miles per day, for 40 days. From the Snares until arrival off the Heads on Thursday night last, met with a continuance of N.W. gales. Pilot Holmes boarded on Friday morning, and brought the vessel in as above. The Algoa Bay is a very fine barque, one of Messrs T Law and Co.'s line, and brings a quantity of water-works plant and general cargo. She also has 18 passengers, who have all arrived in good health, and whose names we published on Friday. Nothing of note occurred during the voyage. She will be berthed at the Railway Wharf as soon as the wind moderates. We are indebted to Captain Emmett for the above particulars. Messrs. Krull & Co. are agents.

Evening Post August 18th 1881

Mr. Krull brought under the notice of the Harbour Board this afternoon a dispute relative to the exact depth of water alongside the wharf at low water. The master of the Algoa Bay contended, he said, that whereas the depth recorded on tho post fixed there for tho purpose waa 18ft, the actual depth was only 15ffc 6in, and Mr. Krull said something about the captain holding the Board responsible for any damage his ship might have sustained by reason of having been misled in this manner. Mr. Pearce remarked that there had been exceptionally low tides lately, and probably this accounted for the alleged difference. The Harbourmaster, who was in attendance, said he had sounded the depth at the spot indicated, and wasprepared to prove that there were 18ft of water as recorded. The matter then dropped.