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The New Zealander August 8th 1857

The Dinapore, Capt LOUTIT, arrived from London on Wednesday after a rather protracted passage.  She sailed from Gravesend on 14 April, passed through the Downs on 17th, laying the Pilot off   the Wight on the 18th, taking her departure from the Start on 20th.   The earlier portion of her passage was fine and both the islands of Madeira and San Antonio were sighted during its progress.  On 18 May the equator was crossed and on 18 June the ship passed the meridian of the Cape.   Here she experienced a heavy easterly gale throughout which she was hove-to under closed reefed main-top-sail.  She run down her easting and passed to the southward of Tasmania and after encountering a hard easterly gale of 3 days duration, part of which time she was hove-to, made the Three Kings on Monday last at 8 a.m.  This ship although not a clipper is a remarkably fine wholesome ship and the cleanliness and perfect order with which she came into harbour after a rather tedious passage and with so large a number of passengers, reflects the greatest credit upon Capt Loutit and his officers.   She was built at Workington, and is the property of Mr W S Lindsey being, we believe, the first of that gentleman’s ships that has been engaged in the Auckland trade.  There was no casualty throughout the passage and she has brought 89 passengers in good health, many of them of an evidently superior class.