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The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian June 8th 1864

The barque George Canning, Captain W H Harris, from London, arrived in port Saturday last, 4th June, after a fine passage of 108 days from the Downs. She left St Catherine's Dock on February 11th, Gravesend the 14th and took her final departure from the Downs on the 17th February; and crossed the Equator in thirty-four days, having had light N E trades and calms, with three days S S E winds off the Canary Islands. Was in 5 deg south latitude before getting steady S E winds. On April 4th, spoke the ship Lydia, American whaler, off and for Farehaven, Capt. Babecock, from Hobart Town, two months out, sent his boat alongside. Was off Cape Farewell on June 1st, and arrived in this port as above. She brings 27 passengers, a large cargo, and is consigned the Messrs Levin & Co.