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Evening Post June 4th 1879

The Loch Ken, a handsome-looking barque of 729 tons, Captain Cummins, under charter to the New Zealand Shipping Company, was brought into harbour at 10 o'clock this morning by Pilot Holmes. She left the Downs on the 1st March, and was off the Lizard on the 6th; the Equator was crossed on the 28th; the S E trades were moderate; on the 22nd April made the Cape of Good Hope, and on the 13th May, Cape Leuwin; she came south about, and sighted the Snares on the 26th ult; had light N E airs till within 100 miles of the Heads, thence fresh southerly. On the 17th May an unfortunate accident occurred. Charles Jordon, one of the A B's, fell from the fore-topsail yard on to the deck, and was killed. The Loch Ken, having powder on board, anchored in the powder ground, but will probably come up to the wharf.