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The Evening Post March 30th 1885

The ship Halcione, which is still under command of Captain E J Parker, was brought in by Pilot Holmes at 4pm yesterday. She left the East India Docks on 5th December, took in powder at Gravesend, and sailed on the 9th, but had to take shelter at Portland owing to adverse weather, getting away from there on the 21st December; thence till rounding the Cape (17th Feb) had fair moderate weather, followed by fresh S E gales and variable winds to Tasmania, which was passed on 19th March; thence to Cape Farewell (27th march) had light S E  winds; reached Wellington Heads on Sunday afternoon, and came in as above. During the voyage a seaman, named W Sims, while stowing one of the sails, fell overboard and was drowned; a heavy sea was running at the time, and, when the ship was brought to, he had disappeared. The health of all on board has been good, and the ship, as usual, comes into port in first-class order. Levin & Co are agents for her.