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Wellington Independent October 8th 1870

The barque Firth of Clyde, 689 tons, Captain Dodds, from Glasgow, arrived in this harbour on Thursday morning last, after a passage of 110 days. She sailed from the Clyde on the 17th June, and experienced exceedingly boistrous weather in the British Channel. Crossed the Equator on the 23rd July, after a run of 36 days, and passed the latitude of the Cape on the 23rd August, 67 days out. She came south about, having reached the Snares on Sunday morning last, and arrived in this harbour as above. She brings one cabin and fifteen steerage passengers. A birth occurred on board three days after her arrival here, but there were no deaths, all the passengers arriving in good health. She brings a full cargo, including the plant for the Wellington Gas Works, and 100 tons of cargo for Auckland, and is consigned to Messrs Krull & Co. She is a fine looking vessel, is built of iron, and is fitted with all the latest improvements.

PS she is shown as the Frith of Clyde in the newspaper (a misprint)