ARRIVAL OF THE ROYAL BRIDE
The Daily Southern Cross April 30th 1876
A ship was signalled yesterday morning, making her number about one o'clock as the Royal Bride, from London. She came to an anchor about three o'clock, in the stream, after a passage of 110 days from the Downs. The Royal Bride left the Downs on the 9th January, and had a fair run down the Channel, taking her final departure from the French coast on the 11th; sighted the island of Palma, in the Canary group, on the 21st; passed inside the Cape de Verde Islands, and ran down with good N E trades to within 4o of the equator, which was crossed on the 9th February, in long 22o W. Had five days very light winds, and S E trades very light. Passed the meridian of the Cape on 15th March, in lat 45o 3' S., and ran down the easting between 51o and 52o S. On the 20th March sighted Marion's Island, and Crozet's Isles, and was becalmed three days. Kerguelen Land was also sighted. During the run from the Cape the wind was variable, but only reefed once during that time. Sighter the S W Cape of Tasmania on 15th April, and the Three Kings at seven am on the 25th. Since that time had light winds and dirty weather. No casualties occurrd during the passage. In coming down the N E trades, the Captain fitted her with double topsails, a style of rig of which he speaks very highly, as a great improvement upon the old, and answering extremely well in this case. She is a nice looking vessel, about 527 tons, and a picture of cleanliness and order. The cargo is a general one, and total number of passengers is 24.