ARRIVAL OF THE CANUTE
Lyttelton Times 8th April, 1867
The Canute left London docks on December 9, and the Downs on the 19th having favourable weather to the Start, where the pilot left on the 22nd. Had light favourable winds to the line, which was crossed on the thirty-fifth day out; afterwards experienced light variable south-east trades, and on reaching the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope on the seventieth day out met with bad weather, which continued for some days. Sighted the Snares on April 3, passed the Nuggets on the 4th and arrived off the heads yesterday at 1 p.m., reaching the lower anchorage at 3 p.m. There is but one passenger in the saloon, but there are several in the second cabin and steerage, all well. Captain Quain reports that escaped the large field if ice seen by late arrival of the Lewin. A quantity of valuable plants, addressed to Mr Robinson, appear to have come out in excellent order, also two or three pens of very fine sheep. The vessel is about 1350 tons and recent built, is a specimen of cleanliness and appears well found.