ARRIVAL OF THE GUTENBURG
Evening Post Thursday march 23rd 1876
The above-named ship, under the command of Captain Bockwoldt, left Bremerhaven on the 18th December last. In consequence of strong N and SW winds, she had to beat up the North Sea to the 27th, when she made the Channel; on the 28th, owing to a calm and heavy fog, she had to anchor close to Varna lightship, but next day the weather clearing, she weighed anchor and beat through the Channel; cleared the Channel on the 2nd January, and experienced southerly winds to the 8th; on the evening of the same day fell in with the NE trades; on the 16th she sighted the island San Antonio; on the 24th crossed the equator; and then had southerly winds up to the 27th. On the 23rd February the ship passed a number of icebergs and floes, the nearest being about two miles. From thence up to the 12th inst., when she sighted Banks Peninsula, had a continuation of the same weather. She made Cape Campbell yesterday, and experienced calms up to 11pm, when a strong southerly wind sprang up, with heavy beam sea; at 4 o'clock this morning she sighted Pencarrow light, and at 6am took Pilot Holmes aboard, anchoring in the stream at 8am. One birth took place during the voyage, and as to sickness or death, we must compliment Dr Evers, the surgeon-superintendent, on the absence of all such cases. An accident of a trifling nature occurred to one of the immigrants. Unfortunately, Emiel Bargmann, the steward, died on the 25th February from brain fever. She brings one saloon passenger and 144 statute adult immigrants. Her cargo consists of 300 tons coal, consigned to the agents, Messrs. Johnston and Co., and several packages to Messrs., Krull and Co., and Dr Buller.
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