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The Star January 17th 1870

The following report has been kindly furnished by Captain Renaut:-

Sept 29: Embarked passengers in the East India Docks. Sept 30: Left the East India Docks. Friday Oct 1: Left Gravesend. Saturday Oct 2: Left the Downs. Wednesday Oct 6th Landed Pilot at the Start Point; westerly winds and fine weather down channel; for nine days after clearing the channel bad light southerly winds and calms, making only 400 miles during that time. Oct 22: Caught the N E trades in lat 25deg N, and carried them very light into 8deg 30min N lat; from thence to the Equator had light S S E winds; crossed the Equator on Nov 5 in long 31 deg 20 min W; passed between Fernando de Naronah and the Roccas, at 8am on Nov 8; tacked off Cape St Roque with strong trade winds, several vessels in company; Nov 10 , at noon, passed Pernambucco; carried a moderate S E trade to lat 22deg S, and long 26deg W; from thence to the Cape had moderate and variable winds and very fine weather; passed the meridian of the Cape on Dec 7 in lat 43deg S. From the Cape to long 56deg E had moderate westerly and S W winds. From  Dec 15 to Dec 27 experienced moderate S E winds which took us into 40deg S latirude. From long 90deg E to 160deg E had moderate winds from W N W to W S W; inn the latter meridian, on January 11, experienced a heavy N W gale which lasted eight hours, and fell suddenly calm, and left a very heavy sea, causing the ship to roll, endangering the masts, and shipping much water. this was the only bad weather experienced during the passage. On January 12th