ARRIVAL OF THE ENDYMION
New Zealand Herald July 19th 1873
We have again to chronicle the arrival of a home vessel. The ship Endymion, which has for some time past been on the "expected" list, arrived in our harbour yesterday morning, having made the run in 97 days, leaving London Docks on the 8th of April and Gravesend on the 9th. Her log supplies us with the information that on the 22nd April she sighted the island of Madeira, on which day she carried away her mizzentop-gallant yard in a south-west breeze, crossed the line on the 7th. On the 18th June encountered a heavy gale from the N. W., and hove-to for ten hours; sighted the North Cape on the 17th July, experiencing fine weather down the coast. A sad accident occurred on board on the 3rd June, when an apprentice named John Richards was missed, and is supposed to have fallen overboard. A birth occurred on the voyage, Mrs Arthur being safely delivered of a daughter. As the vessel brings 20 tons of powder, she brought up at the powder ground, but will come up the harbour today. The passengers are all in good health.
The Endymion is a fine iron ship of
759 tons register. She was built in Glasgow in 1809 for the tea trade, and is classed AA1
at Lloyd's. Her passenger accommodation is excellent, and she is altogether a superior
class of vessel. On discharge of cargo she will proceed to Newcastle to load coal for
Shanghai, from whence she will take a cargo of tea home.'