ARRIVAL OF THE ILIOMAMA
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.