ARRIVAL OF THE CATHERINE
Southern Cross March 12th 1852
The long expected
Catherine Stewart Forbes, Capt WRIGHT, arrived in port
from London with 68 passengers on
Tuesday afternoon after a tedious but prosperous passage of 140 days. She put into Table Bay, Cape of Good
Hope, on 4 January and sailed again on the 9th.
She encountered the furious gale of Friday and Saturday off the Three Kings; during
which, we regret to say, one of her seamen was unfortunately knocked overboard from off
the main-top-sail yard into the sea, from which there was no possibility of rescuing him.
The only vessel spoken by her was the Robin Hood, Hobart Town whaler. Ships
were scarce and difficult to be had when Capt Wright sailed but another vessel, name
unknown, would sail for Auckland to which port a much larger share of attention was
being bestowed about the middle of November. The Messrs Willis had laid on a
new 900 ton ship, the Agra, for
Wellington and to sail about the same
To William WRIGHT
Commander of the Catherine
passengers, beg to return you our most sincere thanks for the strict attention paid to the
management of your ship; and also for the just, kind, and gentlemanly manner in which you
have treated us.
List of many of the passengers.