ARRIVAL OF THE ST LEONARDS
Evening Post September 2nd 1874
The ship St Leonards, 1057 tons, Captain Todd, left Gravesend on 3rd June, took final departure from Lizard on 7th. Had fair winds to lat 13deg N., where lost N E trades on 21st, crossed Equator on 30th, and lost S E trades on 8th July. Had favourable winds to the Cape, which was passed on 24th, then strong southerly and S W gales in long 93deg E., which was reached on 9th August, on following day encountered severe cyclone, the wind going round the compass twice in 24 hours. The barometer was remarkably low, falling to 27 74. Passed Tasmania on 20th August, and stood for Cook Strait, but was blown off by a heavy N E gale, and had to go south about; made the Snares on the 27th August, 81 days from land to land, and had high winds up the coast, arriving in this port this morning, after a passage of 91 days from port to port. She brings a large number of cabin passengers. No births or deaths occurred during the voyage.