ARRIVAL OF THE LANGSTONE
New Zealand Herald September 9th 1882
The barque Langstone, another of the overdue vessels from London, put in an appearance yesterday morning, and having a quantity of gunpowder on board, anchored in the usual ground in the harbour. Captain A M Ferguson comes in command of the vessel, while the chief and second officers are Messrs Wise and Baird respectively, the latter gentleman having recently been promoted from the position of third officer. The voyage, which has occupied 104 days from London, and 100 days from Falmouth, has been a remarkably fine weather one, and little of interest has transpired. Left E I Docks 26th May; proceeded to Gravesend and took on 25 tons of powder; left the following day, and discharged tug boat off Dungeness at 5pm the same day. Experienced light variable breezes down the Channel . Landed the pilot off Falmouth 32st May, and had one day's run with a moderate easterly breeze, afterwards moderate W and S W breezes until reaching the N E Trades, which were very light. Crossed the Line 29th June, in long 220 W; afterwards moderate S E trades, carrying the same winds as far as 300 S and 350 W; fresh northerly winds until the meridian of Greenwich was passed, on the 24th July, in lat 420 S; passed the meridian of the cape on the 29th of July, in 430 S; experienced very unsettled weather running her easting down, in lat 430 S; rounded Tasmania on August 26, and experienced very unsettled weather until passing the North Cape on September 6; had light northerly winds down the coast. Having a quantity of powder on board, anchor was dropped at the usual ground. The Langstone is consigned to Messrs L D Nathan and Co., and will probably come alongside the Queen-street Wharf to-day.