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Daily Southern Cross November 17th 1864

The fine barque Alice, flying the same house flag as the Inflexible, and under the command of Captain Windermere, made her appearance in harbour yesterday afternoon from London, after a passage of 166 days, or 102 from Torbay, to which place the Alice was compelled to put back owing to the strong westerly gales experienced. The Alice is a fine barque of 624 tons, and is comparatively a new vessel. She has arrived in excellent order, which reflects the greatest credit on her captain and officers. The Alice brings a full cargo of general merchandise and 9 passengers. The following is Captain Windermere's report of the passage: We left London on December 7, and were 11 days getting down channel, owing to strong westerly gales; put back to Torbay on the 19th, sailing again on the 21st. The NE trades continued good, and carried the barque to the equator, after an excellent run of 21 days. Crossed the line on January 12, in 23 W. Picked up the S.E. trades in 1 N., and which carried the ship to 25 S. Passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on February 7. From thence experienced strong westerly winds to Tasmania (81 days out). From the Australian coast, experienced variable N. and NE winds. Passed the Three Kings on March 31; thence till arrival, strong E. and N.E. winds. We understand that she will, on discharge of her inward cargo, proceed to India to load for home. Messrs. Owen and Graham are agents for this vessel.