ARRIVAL OF THE JOHN BUNYAN
The New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian March 5th 1862
The ship John Bunyan, Captain Allen, from London, arrived in this harbour on Monday night last, after a quick passage of 92 days from the Isle of Wight. She left London on Nov. 26, and the Isle of Wight on the 3rd December, and had a very boistrous and tedious passage of 33 days to the line, having carried away her for and main top-sail yards, two main-topsails, two fore-topmast staysails, gib, and flying giboom. From the Equator, she had a remarkably quick run of 49 days to the longitude of Sydney; and 10 days thence to Wellington, coming south about. She is one of Messrs Shaw Saville & Co's line of packets and is consigned to Messrs W Bowler, Son & Co; she brings 3 passengers and alarge cargo.
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