Arrival of the Ship Euterpe
Otago Daily Times Friday April 4th 1873
The ship Euterpe, understood to be about 115 days out from London, put in an appearance at the Heads yesterday afternoon, and signalled for a steam tug, which was not responded to, as it was blowing a heavy S.W. gale. The tug Geelong will proceed down this morning if the wind lulls and bring the vessel up.
Otago Daily Times Saturday April 5th 1873
The clipper ship Euterpe, previously reported at the Heads from London, was towed up to an anchorage off Deborah bay last evening. her passengers and immigrants will be brought to Dunedin by the steamer Golden Age this forenoon. The vessel is a beautiful model, and is high classed, but unfortunately on this trip, through a series of adverse weather, has made a long passage. Notwithstanding, her population of passengers appear to be as happy as sandboys, each and all expressing kind thanks to Captain Phillips, her commander, for the passage, as shown by a testimonial in another column. One death, that of a child named Paul Smith, occurred on the 21st March, from pneumonia. Three additions were, however, made to her population:- by Mrs Young on the 26th of January, giving birth to a female child; on the 21st February, Mrs Palmer of a sun; and on the 7th March, Mrs Gilbertson of a son. The health of all appears to have been well looked after by her surgeon, Dr Summerhayes, and Mrs Herman the Matron. Altogether there are four cabin, four second cabin, and ninety-eight steerage passengers. Regarding her passage, She left Gravesend on the 7th December, had moderate weather in the Channel, and took her final departure from off Start Point on the 12th. A succession of westerly and southerly gales was then met with, and Madeira was only sighted and passed on the 4th January; from thence variables prevailed to lat 19 degrees N, when the N E Trades were picked up; they were light and only caried to 4 degrees N. Doldrums followed to lat 2 degrees N. The Equator was crossed on the 28th January, in long 24.30 degrees W. The S E Trades were indifferent, and parted with in lat 20 degrees S; from thence had variables till crossing the meridian of Greenwich on 21st February, in lat 42 degrees S, and the Cape of Good Hope on the 26th, in lat 43 degrees S. Her easting was principally run down between the parallels of 45 and 46, and the Snares passed on the 29th March. N E and S E winds then baulked her until a change to S W brought her to the Heads on Thursday morning. The ship will be discharged at the Railway Pier.