ARRIVAL OF THE SHIP CHILE
The fine ship Chile, 768 tons, Captain John Stringer, arrived in harbour yesterday morning, from LONDON, after a passage of 114 days. She brings a full general cargo, also some 52 passengers, all in good health, under the medical charge of Dr. C. J. Langdon. The ship, which has also arrived in harbour in the most clean and orderly condition, comes consigned to to Messrs. Brown & Campbell and Co. We are sorry to state that owing to a severe disposition, Captain Stringer for some days past has been confined to his bed, and was yesterday unable to receive visitors, we sincerely hope however soon to hear of his recovery.
The following is a report of the CHILES
Left the East India Docks on the 10th August 1866 took a steam tug on the 11th, and passed Dover on the 12th: Was off Beachy Head on the 13th, and discharged the pilot off the Isle of Wight on the 14th; beat down channel against a strong westerly gale, and lost sight of the Start Point on the 10th; passed outside the Cape de Verde Islands without sighting them, and had light and baffling north-east trade winds. Crossed the. Equator on September 21st in longitude 23 degrees, experienced good and steady south-east trades, and on the 1st October encountered a fierce gale of wind veering from south-south-west. Passed the meridian of the Cape of Good Hope on the 21st October in' 42degrees 10' south; and ran down her easting between the parallels of 44 degrees and 47 degrees south, with unsettled easterly N.E., N.N.E. weather throughout. On the 25th October sighted Prince Edwards Island, bearing south by west. Passed to the southward of Tasmania without sighting it. Since which nothing but a continuance of northerly and north-easterly weather has prevailed. Sighted the Three Kings on Saturday last, had light winds down he coast; was off the Poor Knights on Monday last, and arrived in harbour yesterday at 10 a.m.
The following vessels were spoken
to during the passage:
September 13th, Dutch barque Ida Elizabeth, from Newcastle to Batavia, 34 days out, in Lat 7 degrees -59 N. long, 22 degrees 56W. September 17th lat 2 degrees 57N, long 19 degrees 58W. British ship City of Lanark, Capt Robertson from Glasgow bound to Batavia. November 24th Brigantine Sea Gull, bound to New South Wales, in lat 39 degrees 31S long 157 degrees 03E. The Chile is a fine iron ship possessing splendid passenger accommodation, especially in the saloon, which is magnificently fitted up. She has of late been trading to Otago, to which port she now proceeds on discharge of inward cargo, to load wool home to London.