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The Southern Cross August 1st 1851

The schooner Iliomama has had a somewhat unfortunate passage from Honolulu which place she left on 11 June – thus making her passage 47 days.  She was becalmed no less than 13 days and was 3 days hove-to about 300 miles from this place during the late heavy weather.  She touched at Vau Vau, one of the Friendly Islands, and was there detained 7 days.   As a further proof of the already well-known excellent sailing qualities of the Iliomama, it may not be uninteresting to state that she ran on the evening of the 28th from a position, the Little Barrier bearing due West to the inside of Waitangi (where she anchored for the night) which is a distance of upwards of 25 miles, with mainsail, squaresail and foretopsail, in 2 hours and 11 minutes.  She arrived at Honolulu from hence on 20 April last.  She reports the Henrietta schooner having arrived at that port on 4 June from Tahiti from which she sailed 8 days subsequent to the departure thence of the Sisters for Honolulu.  The Sisters had not arrived there on the departure of the Iliomama on 11 June.