ARRIVAL OF THE GLENLORA
The Evening Post February 3rd 1874
The following is the report of the ship Glenlora, from London, Captain H Renaut, Master: - She left Gravesend at 6 a m on the 3rd November, 1873. Landed pilot off Dartmouth at 6 p m on 6th; cleared the Channel with a N W wind, on the 7th; caught the north-east trade wind in latitude 17o north, on the 23rd; lost the north east trades, which were light, in lat 8o north, on the 27th. Sent leters home by the barque Ida, from Samarang to Falmouth, on the 27th November. On the 2nd December, caught south-east trades in lat 4o north; 5th, crossed the equator in Long 28o 20min west; 6th, sighted Island of Fernando de Norouale; 12th, sighted Martin Vass Rocks, and lost south-east trades on same day; 23rd, sighted Tristan de Acunha Island; at 2 p m on the 24th, passed Gough's Island; 31st passed Meridian of Cape of Good Hope in lat 46o south; on 24th January, passed the Meridian of Tasmania in lat 149o east. From the Cape to meridian of Tasmania, the winds were moderate from south-west to west, and very fine weather. Passed the Snares at mid day on the 27th January, and Otago Heads at mid day of 29th Jan; Banks Peninsula, at noon of Sunday, 1st, and made Pencarrow Light House at 11 a m on the 2nd: The weatheron the coast was fine, and the winds north-east until noon of the 1st, when it came on to blow from the south-east, and round the compass twice settled into the south-east fresh gale, with rain. The passage from Gravesend to Wellington, 91 days; from Lizard to Stewart's Island, 83 days.